Escape to a Coastal Retreat

Kaikoura New Zealand

Stay in Kaikoura in 5-star luxury at Fyffe Country Lodge

Fyffe Country Lodge in Kaikoura is a "Must Stay" whilst visiting this world class marine playground. This magnificent 5-star accommodation offers Bed & Breakfast service with the finesse and comfort of a boutique hotel. Enjoy the luxury of this Kaikoura landmark property, only 300 metres from the shoreline of the stunning Kaikoura coast.

Built in 1993, Fyffe Country Lodge is beautifully constructed of handmade rammed earth blocks, and features hand split Canadian cedar shake roof tiles. This architecturally designed Kaikoura accommodation is surrounded by manicured gardens with stunning alpine views to Mt Fyffe and the Kaikoura Seaward Range. Immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings and panoramic vista from a place that captures the gracious lifestyle of a bygone era.

Fyffe Country Lodge accommodation

“The Fyffe” restaurant for a taste of New Zealand fine dining

Make your stay in Kaikoura at Fyffe Country Lodge even more special with a taste of New Zealand cuisine at its best. “The Fyffe” restaurant offers a sumptuous array of dishes that celebrates the freshest of New Zealand produce sourced daily, paired with award winning New Zealand wines. Crayfish is the local Kaikoura delicacy and is always on the menu, along with our very own brand of seafood chowder.

“The Fyffe” is open to the public for dinner from 6PM during the peak season, and accommodation guests over the winter. Fyffe Country Lodge also caters for weddings and private functions.

Contact us to make a restaurant booking or to arrange catering for a private function.

Kaikoura New Zealand

Kaikoura is most famous for its whale-watching and encounters with other marine mammals including dolphins and seals. Humpback whales along with the giant Sperm whales, Orca (killer whales) Right and Blue whales are seen playing just off the coast. Hector and Dusky dolphins are seen in pods of between 3 and 400. Fur Seals line the coastline and wandering albatross grace the cold pacific waters.

Whale Watching and Dolphin and Seal Swimming Tours are available on a daily basis. Other local attractions range from scenic helicopter flights to quad bike safaris, golf, deep sea fishing and tramping.

Kaikoura is a region with stunning scenery; where the mountains meet the sea, where the rugged beauty of the coastline is hard to match. Mt Fyffe towers some 1600m above the Kaikoura Township while the Kaikoura Seaward Range extends to the Southern Alps. These mountains are snow-capped from late May until September and often much later.

Crayfish – similar to lobster – is a local delicacy and a luxury for seafood lovers: a must whether you stay in Kaikoura or are just passing through, and always found on the dinner menu at “The Fyffe” restaurant.

Planning your stay in Kaikoura

A stay in Kaikoura is an easy stop, no matter which direction you are travelling. From here you can explore all that Marlborough has to offer, from world class winery tours to taking in the stunning scenery.

Kaikoura is just a 2 hour drive north from Christchurch and 2 hours from the Picton Ferry heading south through Blenheim, down State Highway 1.

You can also travel here by Train, Bus or Helicopter, or there are Air New Zealand flights into Kaikoura Airport. Rental cars are available in Kaikoura for those who wish to spend a few days exploring the region.
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