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Manakau Lodge, Kaikoura, New Zealand

Situated in beautiful rural mountain surroundings, just ten minutes from Kaikoura township, with its shops and restaurants, this property is a rural retreat, offering fine country lodge accommodation and hospitality. There is a cozy guest lounge, with log fire for those cooler days. For guests interested in photography, who would like to take their skills to the next level, the lodge host, Neil Protheroe, runs half-day and full-day workshops. These offer hands-on guidance and tuition for photographers of all levels of experience. They must be pre-booked and paid direct. Dinner is available by prior arrangement, 24-hours notice required, payable directly to property.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

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