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Unique Among Holiday Houses Kaikoura

December 18, 2017

Unique Among Holiday Houses Kaikoura Summer is here and the roads are open!! – make the most of it with a stay at The Factory, one of the most unique holiday houses in Kaikoura. A stay at The Factory, Kaikoura is like staying at a luxury holiday house that is also a resort, with your […]

Why you should visit Kaikoura now (and stay at The Factory)!

August 16, 2017

  Why You SHOULD visit Kaikoura (despite the earthquake)! At 3 minutes past midnight on November 11th 2016 we were woken with the most extreme earthquake I have ever experienced – we could only cling to the bed for a very long two minutes as the house sounded as if it was shaking itself to […]

Blue Whales, Orca and Sperm Whales!

March 30, 2016

What a week it has been here in Kaikoura for marine sightings.  We are incredibly lucky to consistently see Sperm Whales, Dusky Dolphins, Hector’s Dolphins and New Zealand Fur Seals but yesterday on a Whalewatch tour, our guests  saw three blue whales! What an incredible experience to get up close to the largest, heaviest and loudest mammals that […]

Spring in Kaikoura

September 28, 2015

Spring! My absolute favourite time of the year in New Zealand. You can’t help but feel happy when you are surrounded by beautiful spring flowers and baby animals. This is the time of year when it can feel like summer one day and winter the next – or both in one day! – but the […]

Wonderful Winters in Kaikoura

July 1, 2015

I love winter in Kaikoura. I know it’s cold, and sometimes wet and windy, but these wonderful crisp winter days just make you glad to be alive. Kaikoura tends to be very quiet at this time but what people don’t realise is how special it can be here at this time of the year. The […]

Beginning of Autumn

March 2, 2015

It has been a truly magnificent summer – endless days of sunshine and warm weather.  Our poor farmers are suffering of course and are praying for rain, but for tourists and tourist operators it has been a glorious few months.  Our beautiful weather looks like continuing in autumn and here in Kaikoura some amazing marine […]

Albatross Encounter

January 30, 2015

Our lucky guests went out with Albatross Encounter this week to view  the world’s largest seabirds in action. They were astounded at the sheer size of these magnificent birds and the number of different species seen here in Kaikoura. One of the guests commented that this activity was one of the best he had ever […]

Whale Watching in Kaikoura

January 23, 2015

Seeing a whale is not something everyone gets to experience but here in Kaikoura there are whales to be seen almost every day of the year.  With the deep ocean trench so close to the town, the team from Whale Watch Kaikoura have names for many of the resident sperm whales and can recognise them from a […]

Beautiful New Zealand.

January 21, 2015

We are so fortunate to live in a country that has such stunning scenery.  Take a look at this amazing Youtube video with a time lapse of some immense and diverse landscapes of New Zealand. Continue Reading More From Our Blog Links Follow Us Like Us Contact Us Telephone: +64 (0)3 3193034 Mobile: +64 (0)220115233 5 […]

Kaikoura Summer

January 19, 2015

What a beautiful weekend we had!  Gorgeous sunny weather with a slight sea breeze – perfect for Kaikoura Summersounds – check out some of the photos already posted on their Facebook. South Bay was amazing last night – clear water, beautiful sunset – perfect for swimming and paddleboarding.  What an incredible place we live in.   Continue […]

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