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Blenheim Hotels

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Blenheim I-Site Visitor Center
Blenheim Railway Station, State Highway 1, Blenheim
Phone: 03-577-8080
www.visitorinfo.co.nz

On High Motel
171 High Street Blenheim
Phone: 03-579-5098
Reservations:
0800-587-856
Email: info@171onhighmotel.co.nz
Web: www.171onhighmotel.co.nz
Tariff: 2 persons $98-$160; extra person $17
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193 Aorangi Manor Motel
193 High Street Blenheim
Phone: 03-578-2022
Reservations: 0800-50-70-50
Email: 193aorangimanor@xtra.co.nz
Web: www.193aorangimanor.co.nz
Tariff: 2 persons $95-$150; extra person $18; corporate rates available
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Admirals Motor Lodge
161 Middle Renwick Road Blenheim
Phone: 03-577-7711
Reservations: 0800-377-222
Email: admirals.blenheim@xtra.co.nz
Web: www.admirals.co.nz
Tariff: 2 persons $85-$165; extra person $20; seasonal rates apply; corporate rates available.
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Airport Motel
50 High Street Renwick Blenheim
Phone 03-572-8767
Reservations: 0800-767-797
Email renwick@clear.net.nz
Web www.renwick.co.nz
Tariff: 2 persons $85-$110; extra person $15; discounted rates for Senoirs Card; corporate rates available.
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Alpine Motel
148 Middle Renwick Raod Blenheim
Phone: 03-578-1604
Reservations: 0800-101-931
Email: stay@alpinemotelbelheim.co.nz
Web: N/A
Tariff: 2 persons $80-$100; extra person $15; extra child $10; holiday & peak time minimum unit rates apply.
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Ashleigh Court Motel
48 maxwell Raod Blenheim
Phone: 03-577-7187
Reservations: 0800-867-829
Email: ashleighcourtmotel@xtra.co.nz
Web: www.marlborough.co.nz/ashleigh_court
Tariff: Double/twin $98-$130; extra person $15; peak rates may apply.
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Aston Court Motel
72 Main Street (State Highway 1) Blenheim
Phone: 03-577-7407
Reservations: 0800-163-164
Email: astoncourt@xtra.co.nz
Web: www.astoncourt.co.nz
Tariff: 2 person from $95; exta adult $15; child $11
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Best Western Sundowner Motel
132 Middle Renwick Road Blenheim
Phone: 03-578-2055
Reservations: 0800-82-81-80
Email: sunone@mlb.planet.gen.nz
Web: www.sundownermotel.co.nz
Tariff:
1-2 persons $90-$145; extra person $15; unit rate may apply. corporate, affiliated golfers rates available.
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Brings Motel
29 Maxwell Road Blenheim
Phone: 03-578-6199
Reservations: 0800-666-999
Email: email@bingsmotel.co.nz
Tariff: single $74-$89; 2 persons $89; large groups $22/person; extra adult $15; child under 13yrs $10; minimum room rates may apply at peak times.
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Blenheim Palms Motel
Corner of Henry &
Charles Streets Blenheim
Phone: 03-577-8845
Reservations: 0800-25-67-25
Email: blenheimpalmsmotel@xtra.co.nz
Web: www.blenheimpalmsmotel.co.nz
Tariff: double/twin $100-$170; extra adult $15; corporate rates available.

Grove Park Motor Lodge
81 Grove Road (Corner Dobson Road) Blenheim
Phone: 03-578-4389
Reservations: 0800-100-948
Email: reservations@grovepark.co.nz
Web: www.grovepark.co.nz
Tariff: 2 persons $90-$135; extra person $17 corporate rates available; seasonal rates apply.
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Knightsbridge Court Motor Lodge
112 Middle Renwick Road Blenheim
Phone: 03-578-0818
Reservations: 0800-108-444
Email: motel@knightsbridgecourt.co.nz
Web: www.knightsbridgecourt.co.nz
Tariff: double $90-$150; extra person$15; corporate & off-peak rates available; group discounts.
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Lugano Motor Lodge
Corner of High & Henry Street Blenheim
Phone: 03-577-8808
Reservations: 0800-584-266
Email: luganomotorlodge@xtra.co.nz
Web: www.lugano.co.nz
Tariff: 2 persons from $98-$160; corporate rates available.

Middle Park Motel
138 Middle Renwick Road Blenheim
Phone: 03-578-3329
Reservations: 0800-33-33-29
Email: middle-park@xtra.co.nz
Web: www.middle-park.co.nz
Tariff: 2 persons $105-$140
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Montana Lodge Motel
71 Main Street (State Highway 1) Blenheim
Phone: 03-578-9258
Reservations: 0800-11-77-99
Email: montldge@xtra.co.nz
Web: www.montanalodgemotel.co.nz
Tariff: 2 persons $85-$115; extra person $15; corporate and senior citizens rates avialble.; seasonal rates apply
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Phoenix Motor Inn
174 Middle Renwick Road Blenheim
Phone: 03-577-9002
Reservations: 0800-50-60-10
Email: buckles@xtra.co.nz
Web: www.phoenixmotorinn.co.nz
Tariff: 2 persons $90-$135; extra adult@$15; child $10; senior citizen rates
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Spring Creek Motels
1 Rapaura Raod Spring Creek Blenheim
Phone: 03-570-5961
Tariff: single $63; double/twin $73-$88; extra person $15

Kaikoura Hotels

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Kaikoura I-Site Visitor Center

Westend, Kaikoura

Phone: 03-319-5641

www.visitorinfo.co.nz

A1 Kaikoura Motel & Holiday Park

9-15 Beach Road (State Highway 1) Kaikoura

Phone: 03-310-5999

Reservations:
0800-605-999

Email: kaikouramotel@xtra.co.nz

Tariff: studio, 1, 2 & 3brm family unit – 2 persons $80-$130; tent sites & tourist flats from $24-$68.

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Admiral Court Motel

16 Avoca Street Kaikoura

Phone: 03-319-5525

Reservations: 0800-555-525

Email: admiralcourt@xtra.co.nz

Web: www.kaikouramotel.co.nz

Tariff: double/twin from $110-$160; extra adult $15; child $12; off-season & corporate rates.

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Anchor Inn Motel

208 The Esplanade Kaikoura

Phone: 03-319-5426

Reservations: 0800-319-5427

Email: info@anchorinn.co.nz

Web: www.anchorinn.co.nz

Tariff: 2 persons $120-$245; extra person $15; season rates apply, minimum unit rates during peak periods.

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Blues Seas Motels Kaikoura LTD

222 The Esplanade Kaikoura

Phone 03-319-5441

Reservations: 0800-50-70-77

Email blue.seas@xtra.co.nz

Web: www.virtual-kaikoura.com/blueseas

Tariff: 2 persons $110-$180; extra adult $15; child $12; minimum unit rate peak season; seasonal conditions apply.

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Clearwater Motel

168 The Esplanade Kaikoura

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Colonial Court Motel

205 Beach Road Kaikoura

Phone: 03-319-6037

Reservations: 0800-743-537

Email: colmot@xtra.co.nz

Web: www.virtual-kaikoura.com/colonial

Tariff: 2 persons $85-$120; season rates apply

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Comfor Inn Kaikoura – Mediterranean Motel

239 Beach Road Kaikoura

Phone: 03-319-6776

Reservations: 0800-319-677

Email: medmotel@xtra.co.nz

Web: www.nzmotels.co.nz/kaikoura.med

Tariff: 2 persons $98-$145; extra adult $17; minimum unit rate may apply, off-season and corporate discounts available.

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Dongal House

Schoolhouse Road RD1 Kaikoura

Phone: 03-319-5083

Reservations: 0800-346-873

Email: dongalhouse@xtra.co.nz

Web: www.dongalhouse.co.nz

Tariff:
N/A

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Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge

16-18 Churchill Street Kaikoura

Phone: 03-319-6070

Reservations: 0800-22-60-70

Email: stay@kaikouragateway.co.nz

Web: www.kaikouragateway.co.nz

Tariff: single/double/twin $95-$195; extra adult $25; child $20; corporate rates available.

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Norfolk Pine Motel

124 The Esplanade Kaikoura

Phone: 03-319-5120

Reservations: 0800-106-706

Email: norfolkpine@xtra.co.nz

Web: www.norfolkpine.co.nz

Tariff: 2 persons $95-$150; extra adult $15; child $12; season rates may apply.

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Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

115 Beach Road Kaikoura

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Ocean View Motels

Oaro Kaikoura

Panorama Motel

266 The Esplanade Kaikoura

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Sails Motel

134 The Esplanade Kaikoura

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Seaview Motel

164 The Esplanade Kaikoura

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Sierra Beachfront Motel

160 The Esplanade Kaikoura

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Kaikoura

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

The east coast of the South Island of New Zealand is home to the town of Kaikoura. The location is 180 miles north of Christchurch on State Highway 1.

There has been a 2.03 percent decrease in population since the 1996 census, as the permanent resident population is 2,172, according to the 2006 census. The town is located in the Kaikoura District, of which it is the governmental seat, in the Canterbury Region. The are is 2,046.41 km² (790.12 sq mi), and in 2006 had a population of 3,621.

Because the Kaikoura Peninsula extends into the sea to the south of town, the resulting upwelling currents carry a great deal of marine life from the bottom of Hikurangi Trench, which is located nearby. The town was created because of the whaling industry and owes its beginnings to this. The name ‘Kaikoura’ actually means a ‘meal of crayfish’ (‘kai’- food/meal, ‘koura’ — crayfish), which is natural given that the crayfish industry still plays a key part in the economy of the area. Kaikoura’s popularity as a tourist destination has increased in recent years, mainly due to whale watches and dolphin swimming. On the eastern edge of the town is a large, observable colony of Southern Fur Seals. At low tide, you can see the seals better because the ocean recedes to a rocky base, which can be easily traveled on foot for quite a distance.

To view seabirds such as albatrosses, an open ocean seabird, this is one of the most accessible places found in the world.

Fyffe House

The Southern Alps slope down towards the sea near this point, and this is the reason the town’s view of the Seaward Kaikoura mountains is so beautiful. As a result, there are lots of walking trails that go up and around the mountains. A common destination for many of the tourists is the Mt. Fyffe track with ends up at Mt. Fyffe, giving a panoramic view from the summit of the peninsula of Kaikoura.

The Fyffe House is maintained by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Mt. Fyffe name is named for the Fyffe family because they were the first family to settle in Kaikoura. The small house that was their home was built in 1842 and is still in the same location. Today, the New Zealand Historic Places Trust maintains it as a tourist attraction. Whalebone is used in the construction of the house’s supporting foundations which makes it very unusual.

Weather averages for Kaikoura
Month
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Year
Average high °C (°F)
20.6

(69)

20

(68)

18.8

(66)

16.6

(62)

14.1

(57)

11.6

(53)

10.9

(52)

11.5

(53)

13.6

(56)

15.3

(60)

16.9

(62)

19.1

(66)

15.7

(60)

Average low °C (°F)
12.8

(55)

12.8

(55)

11.9

(53)

9.9

(50)

7.7

(46)

5.8

(42)

5.1

(41)

5.6

(42)

6.7

(44)

8.2

(47)

9.8

(50)

11.7

(53)

9

(48)

Precipitation mm (inches)
47

(1.85)

59

(2.32)

92

(3.62)

81

(3.19)

71

(2.8)

75

(2.95)

80

(3.15)

78

(3.07)

70

(2.76)

74

(2.91)

60

(2.36)

54

(2.13)

844

(33.23)

Source: NIWA Climate Data 1971 – 2000

The town can be found on the northern part of the South Island main trunk railway on State Highway 1. There is also a sealed, small airstrip to the south, about 6 km, of the main center in Kaikoura. The Kaikoura airstrip is primarily used by Wings over Whales and Air Kaikoura – Kaikoura Aero Club that sponsors flights for tourists who are interested in whale spotting, and it is also used by small private and charter flights. Sounds Air also uses it two days a week for return flights to Wellington.

The section of the South Island Main Trunk that is in the northern section, or the Main North Line, serves Kaikoura. The railway opened to the town on 15 December 1945, seventy years after a line to the town was planned; this was because of the hilly terrain located north and south of the township.

You can reach Kaikoura by the TranzCoastal long-distance passenger train. This rail line connects Kaikoura with Christchurch to the south, and the ferries at Picton and the Cook Strait in the north. Closed in 1988 after refreshments were introduced on the Coastal Pacific Express (originally called the TranzCoastal), the Kaikoura Station was the last New Zealand station to have a passenger refreshment room.

You will also find freight trains going through town. Mostly they carry freight between the marshaling yards at Middleton in Christchurch, and the Interislander rail ferries at Picton.

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