Down the steps at the back of The Store there is a small beach with a large rock, home to a few local seals. They seem happy enough but don't get too close!! The walk takes about 10 minutes there and back with the ability to get onto the rock itself at low tide. As already mentioned, be wary of the seals as they are rather territorial.more
What's wrong with the service industry in NZ?The expression "service in New Zealand" used to be a bit of an oxymoron.Fortunately this has changed of late and continues to improve.However there are still some remaining outposts of the "we don't give a rat's arse" style of hospitality service that personified New Zealand twenty years ago. The Store...more
This place is really a rest-stop but it has grown into so much more. A few years ago it was a very basic affair but now it is almost a 'must stop' place especially if you are going to from Christchurch to Picton. I usually avoid the traffic of Kaikoura and make my rest stop The Store at Kekerengu - so much more relaxing and the food is a whole lot...more
You must stop here, whether just for coffee or for a full meal.The ambience and the coastal setting set it apart from anywhere else. Nicely situated when you are about ready to have a rest from driving.The food is modern and takes in to account the local seafood.more
You can't miss this place as it is full of salt hills. The crew let the sea in & then let evaporation do its thing - salt for everyone plus the by-products gypsum and caustic soda. This place is North of Kekerengu approx 20 minutes
If you are like me and you enjoy relaxing in the sun then you will like Kekerengu. There is very little here to do except, once you have bought something to eat at The Store, sit and eat in the sun.
There are a few nooks and crannys to explore around the area including the steps down to the beach level and the nice gardens which are part of The Store.
It all depends on your ultimate goal but a quiet relax with food & drink here will set you up to do more xciting things down the road at Kaikoura where whales and other delights await.