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The Factory

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3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Kaikoura, Canterbury Region, South Island
The Factory provides luxurious apartment accommodation in a wing of a converted factory just north of Kaikoura in New Zealand. With snow-clad mountains as a backdrop and a secluded wild beach just over the road The Factory is the ideal base for couples, families or small groups to enjoy Kaikoura and its incredible beauty.
Some of the world's most incredible marine activities are just a 10 minute drive from The Factory: Whale Watch, Wings Over Whales, Kaikoura Helicopters, Dolphin Encounter, Albatross Encounter and Seal Swim Kaikoura are all award-winning companies that provide a diverse range of unforgettable experiences.
The Factory guest wing apartment is uniquely decorated with style and colour while providing everything needed to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. The private outside courtyard has comfortable furniture wi...
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About the Owner
Janet B
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We had the pleasure of ending out travels in New Zealand at The Factory. I cant think of a more perfect setting that reflects all of the best New Zealand has to offer. The accommodations were clean, comfortable and well appointed, Janet and Paul are the consummate hosts making us feel completely at home. They are warm, friendly and great about sharing information about the area. The Factory is located just a two minute walk to a beautiful secluded ocean beach with a view of the majestic snow capped mountains in the background. I would highly recommend The Factory and can't wait to return!

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Many thanks for taking the time to write us this lovely review. We are so glad to have met you and happy that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We look forward to a return visit!


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Reviewed 9 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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We stayed recently at The Factory with our 3 children aged 11, 8 and 6 and a wonderful time was had by all.

The place is beautifully furnished and thoughtfully equipped. The beds were supremely comfortable and Janet and Paul were lovely, warm hosts who made us all feel very welcome. We opted for the self-catering option but feasted on crayfish one evening caught by Paul earlier that day.

We can't wait to go back and experience The Factory in a different season!

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(3)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    3 Super Kings
    1 Crib
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R 4 393
R 23 877
A$2 500
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About the neighbourhood
Hapuku is just a 10 minute drive from Kaikoura where the ocean meets the sea. Kaikoura has a deep underwater trench that is home to sperm whales, dolphins and seals all year round. Many times throughout the year there are also Humpback Whales, Orca, Blue Whales, Pilot Whales, Southern Right Whales as well as Dusky Dolphins, Hector's Dolphins and Bottle-nose Dolphins. Just north of Hapuku is the famous Ohau Seal Pool where, in winter, hundreds of baby New Zealand fur seals gather to play under a beautiful freshwater waterfall. Hapuku Beach is a wild secluded beach, perfect for long walks and for finding interesting rocks and driftwood.
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Kaikoura Train Station: 13.0 km
Driving from Picton takes around 2 hours.
Leaving Picton you drive south – travel through Blenheim following signs to Christchurch.
You will travel through Seddon, Ward, Kekerengu (The store there is a great place to stop for a coffee) and go over the Clarence River.
You will pass the iconic Nin's Bin, Mangamaunu (great surf break) and after this you will then cross the Hapuku River.
Just after the Hapuku River Bridge you take the first left onto Lover's Lane. (it can be quite hard to see the turn-off as the signpost keeps going missing!) Just follow this road all the way down until it hits Hapuku Road.
Turn right onto Hapuku Road – keep going and you will see us on the right.
If you miss the turn-off to Lover's Lane – take the 3rd left onto Factory Road, over the railway lin...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 km.
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