about us

Dolphin Lodge has been accommodating guests from both within NZ and overseas for over 15 years.

Our longevity is due to the fact we cater for those looking for a smaller, cosy, homely accommodation. Many of our guest have told us that we are like a home away from home and that’s exactly how we want our guests to feel.

Unfortunately we do not take children under the age of 12 years as the Lodge is not suitable.

We have created an atmosphere where weary travellers can relax quietly and comfortably either in their rooms or if they wish to mingle with other guests we have the dining area and the large deck great for sun sets or for the early rises to see amazing sunrises.

We are just off the main road heading into Kaikoura. We are situated on the hill so you get amazing views of the coastline and the mountain ranges.

Dolphin Lodge staff have good knowledge of the Kaikoura area and are committed to helping you enjoy your stay. The friendly staff will help you with checking in, things to do, arranging tours such as swimming with dolphins, whale watching, fishing trips, walking tracks to name a few. There is so much to do in this great area and we are only to happy to help you to have a great and relaxing experience.

get in touch


Dolphin Lodge Backpackers

15 Deal Street



Booking Enquiries

Telephone : +64 3 319 5842

E-mail : dolphinlodge@xtra.co.nz