Country Style Hospitality in Kaikoura

Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast is located on 8 1/2 acres in a beautiful rural setting, with large garden and lawn areas surrounded by a menagerie of animals ls just a 10 minute drive from the heart of Kaikoura.

You will be greeted by either Kevin or Liam your father and son hosts.

With it's clean lines and warm brick exterior Awatea invites you relax in comfort. The purpose built home with separate host accommodation has four large guest bedrooms each with its own private bathroom, a communal dinning room and large lounge with open fire. All bedrooms have a flat screen TV and the entire complex has unlimited Wifi.

On those warm sunny Kaikoura summer days relax with a cup of tea or coffee or perhaps a wine or beer in our large patio and BBQ area.

If you’re looking for a friendly bed and breakfast in Kaikoura, look no further than Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast.


Plus, Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast offers barbeque facilities, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Best of all, Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast makes it easy to experience some great Kaikoura attractions. 

Your hosts at Awatea Country Bed & Breakfast looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.


Beautiful Views

Kaikoura where the mountains meet the sea.

Nestled in the rural Kaikoura countryside, Awatea delivers spectacular views of the South Pacific or turn 180 degrees to see unforgettable images of the Seaward Kaikoura mountain ranges.

Delicious Breakfast

Awatea offers a traditional Kiwi style breakfast with a range of cereals including home made muesli and fresh fruit salad followed by a cooked breakfast including bacon and our own farm fresh eggs.  Our breakfast is guaranteed to set you up for your busy day ahead. If you have special dietary requirements please notify us in advance. During your stay tea, coffee etc are free and unlimited. Beer and wine is available to purchase or bring your own. The outside BBQ is also free for guests to use 

What does Awatea Mean?

The word Awatea is the Maori word for daylight. Certainly, a stay at Awatea Country Bed and Breakfast can brighten the day like the light of the sun. Awatea’s welcoming hosts and delightful animals will ensure that even on a gloomy day, guests are left feeling bright and sunny. Undoubtedly, after spending the day exploring Kaikoura’s breathtaking views and abundant sea life, the only thing you’ll be left wishing for is more daylight.