Comfort Inn Kaikoura Mediterranean

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

239 Beach Road, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, New Zealand

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    Side of the road


    Easy access: it is next to the road when entering Kaikoura from Blenheim/Picton. That is also the main draw back, as cars are either speeding up to 100km/h or not yet willing te slow down. In the morning the noise of vans, in the outermost room - ours -, can be loud. But, the rooms are clean, fully equipped, friendly service and WiFi.

    Opposite the motel is a small bar, resto annex shop. They brew a good cup of coffee, but don't do crayfish.

    Unique Quality: Affordable

    Directions: next to the road when entering Kaikoura from Blenheim/Picton, on the left. Start breaking in time!

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Forum Posts

Nins Bin - Beverage selection

by Cabernetman

Anyone here knows what sort of drinks to they sell at Nins Bin (if any). Would not mind some beer or wine to go with my crayfish and wondered if I have to BYO.

Re: Nins Bin - Beverage selection

by Kakapo2

Can't tell, have never paid attention... But I can check it out when I go there next time, probably in Jan or early Feb.

When will you travel?

Re: Nins Bin - Beverage selection

by Cabernetman

Thanks. Early Feb.

Re: Nins Bin - Beverage selection

by Odinnthor

Wow! That brings me back! This place has survived that long. Amazing! Its been around forever, and if it is like it used to be, I see no reason why they would object if you brought a bottle or two with you. Enjoy!.....d:o)

Just for contrast, I have not been there for over 30 years........d:o/

Re: Nins Bin - Beverage selection

by Kakapo2

I checked it out earlier this week. They have cold drinks and Nescafé - and cold drinks means Coke, Sprite and Fanta. Can't remember if they had water. They sure do.

Normally such food stalls are not licensed. So best you bring your own. But do not get too carried away, as you should not drink too much alcohol when you drive along on this narrow and winding road. Do not forget about the drink-driving limit! But surely a glass of wine would not be a problem with the crayfish.

There are lots and lots of tables along the stretch of coast where Nin's Bin is located. And there were a real lot of people queueing for crayfish and mussels.

They accept eftpos and credit cards - because the food is not exactly cheap ;-))

Travel Tips for Kaikoura

An interesting Drive

by fishandchips

The road between Oaro and Kaikoura is one of the more interesting coastal drives in the South Island. The road curves along beside the sea on one side and hills on the other. In several places the hills reach down and touch the sea so, with a bit of imagination, the hills have had holes knocked into them to allow easy passage.

The sea shore you follow changes as you move from Oaro - you really need to stop and talk a walk to see what I mean - due to the several different types of environment. This is in spite of the impression that it's all rocky sea shore.

Sheep grazing

by pepples46

they run away when you leave the car..and this is a real good tip: if you like to take a pic of the sheep, do it without noise...they are very shy animals, they know, when humans take a interest in them, mostly it is ...because.. as I said, rural New Zealand at its best

Whale watching, bird watching, penguins

by Kate-Me

You can visit the office here to find out about the wildlife watching boat and helicopter trips (Warning: book well in advance, especially in summer, as they're really popular) All gear would be supplied for these.


by rozehill about Craypot Cafe and Bar

Crayfish are known overseas to where they are exported, as New Zealand Rock Lobster, and first had the Maori name ‘koura’.They are the delicacy that Kaikoura was named after by local Maori, as they were discovered here by early Maori in great abundance. (‘Kai’ means food; 'koura' - crayfish)
Crayfish are caught in Craypots which are traditionally round, and made from supplejack, although generally for commercial use steel is used. The craypots are baited with fish and lowered to the bottom of the sea, where crayfish then enter in search of food (the bait). The trap is made so that the 'cray' can climb into the pot, but not out, although an escape is built in to allow juvenile crays to get out. Craypots are set with a rope and a bouy (marker float) attached, and checked every fine day. Crayfish of too small a size or females carrying eggs are all returned safely to the sea. This ensures sustainability of the crayfish population. Crayfish thermidor
half or whole
served with rice and a green salad


Smoked Salmon Fillet
on squid ink pasta & panache of vege
finished with a citrus beurre blanc !!

the coast around Kaikoura

by dragontml

Take a look at this ! You are sure not to miss this view when in Kaikoura. I was there in December 2002 and I was told that the weather had been really weird. You can see snow on the mountain top and according to the locals, this is not normal for the month of December. Oh well, it was a great view for me !


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Address: 239 Beach Road, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, New Zealand