Enjoy peace and tranqulity on the shores of the Pacific Ocean
Relaxation | Wildlife
Set upon five acres of countryside, Manakau Lodge is at the foot of the Kaikoura Ranges in the northeast of the South Island. Enjoying a location where peace and tranquility prevail, the lodge is situated just five minutes from the beach. To one side, the majestic peaks of the mountains soar, snow-capped for most of the year; to the other, you'll be treated to an ocean panorama, fabulous sunrises, and more often than not, a glittering night sky.
An intimate lodge, Manakau accommodates guests in two Lodge rooms and two Deluxe rooms. Expect luxurious furnishings that include super-king beds, deep cushioned armchairs, spacious living areas and indulgent bathrooms with walk-in rain showers and heated floors. Beautiful views of the mountains and ocean can be enjoyed from private verandahs.
Enjoy freshly made croissants and pastries, Mt. Cook salmon and a delicious kiwi grill for breakfast, and, for dinner, there's a selection of platters on offer. Our favourite is the collection of cheese from local artisan cheesemakers, paired with an award-winning New Zealand wine, of course.
On selected dates in 2016 guests have the chance to take part in a photography workshop in the company of a professional photographer, a great way to explore the countryside around the lodge and capture some priceless memories of your stay. There’s also a beach close by and, with a little luck, you may have the opportunity to spot whales or dolphins from the shore.
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