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Wacky Stays

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Children's area
Laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, bed sheets, wheelchair access

Overview of Wacky Stays

Wacky Stays

2.5 star property
Suburban B&B in Kaikoura Flat with free children's club

8.8/10 Fabulous

65 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
16 Kowhai Ford Road, Kaikoura, 7371

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Kaikoura Flat

Getting around

  • Blenheim (BHE-Woodbourne) - 101 min drive
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 139 min drive


  • The Top Shop - 4 min drive
  • Sakim Bento - 4 min drive
  • Slam Club - 4 min drive
  • Coopers Catch - 4 min drive
  • Allure Cafe - 4 min drive

About this property

Wacky Stays

Bring the kids when you stay at Wacky Stays in Kaikoura and they can enjoy the free kids' club. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails and mountain biking, and free perks include continental breakfast and self parking. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and nice bathrooms.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Free children's club


  • Pets stay free
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free daily reception

Traveling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Playground

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Ski area nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • 6 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2013
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Rice cooker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-in between 9 PM and midnight can be arranged for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 20.00 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Wacky Stays Country House Kaikoura
Wacky Stays Country House
Wacky Stays Kaikoura
Wacky Stays
Wacky Stays Kaikoura
Wacky Stays Bed & breakfast
Wacky Stays Bed & breakfast Kaikoura

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Wacky Stays?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Wacky Stays?
As of 26 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Wacky Stays on 27 November 2022 start from NZ$215, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Wacky Stays?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Wacky Stays?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Wacky Stays?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 20.00 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Wacky Stays and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation like skiing and return when the snow melts for hiking and mountain biking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Wacky Stays?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Top Shop (2.7 mi), Sakim Bento (3 mi), and Slam Club (3 mi).
Does Wacky Stays have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, a toaster, and a rice cooker.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Was a great place to relax and enjoy the amazing scenery. Very comfortable and staff are extremely helpful.
Diana, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very magical place, awesomely different.
Thomas, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Thomas, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Awesome place to stay for a night “glamping” in Kaikoura. Family friendly. Loved the Llama trekking taster walk & feeding the farm animals. Very memorable and would recommend.
Sharyn, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

DAVID, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This is a great location a few KMs from Kaikoura. We wanted quiet and we got it. Set in lovely ground kept by the family it was simply lovely. The farm cottage is old but that is part of the experience the floors are uneven some doors you have bend a little to get in. This simply reflects the different eras in which additions or repairs where done. this cottage can sleep around 8 people comfortably (I am allowing for the couch as well). Great water pressure, big lawn for the kids or maybe you could bring the caravan for a fee and park up with the rest of the family the outdoor space is wonderful. The stove worked perfectly, outdoor BBQ and Pizza oven, things for the kids to do including long necked sheep sorry Llama's or similar. The person welcoming us was excellent Kevin (owner) gave us a good rundown. I really enjoyed this site while it is not new it is definitely comfortable and great for a family or group of friends
Daniel, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Very quirky which is what you expect when booking at a place called Waky Stays. Accommodation was clean and neat, but do be prepared to live among the animals. We stayed in the Tipi and it was raining but everything stayed dry and warm.
Heidi, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautifully constructed wagon with old-fashioned features and modern amenities.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We loved our stay in the tepee - lots of thoughtful touches including fresh eggs for breakfast.
Lynda, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

fun family stay in Kaikoura.
Three adults and two boy's (11 and 6) spent two nights in the farm cottage at Wacky Stays. Really enjoyed our stay, the boy's especially the youngest couldn't get enough of feeding and seeing the animals, and both of them made full use of the ride on pedal tractor, heaps of room for them to run around too. Wacky Stays very obliging and friendly, look forward to staying again.
Keith, 2-night family trip
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