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7.8
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7.5
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Wacky Stays

12 Kowhai Ford Road, Kaikoura, Kaikoura, New Zealand, 7371 - See map
"So after freezing our bums for a night & a day we complained & our needs were met immediately, the staff was beyond attentive, friendly, smiley, ea..."
Atanaska - June 25, 2018
Excellent service
8.3 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.0 room quality and comfort
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Garden

  • Hiking

  • Gift/souvenir shop

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Room size
43 sqm.
Room comfort score
8.0/10
Value for money score
7.8/10
Better than
92
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of Kaikoura properties
Bigger than
87
%
of Kaikoura properties
Better than
84
%
of Kaikoura properties
Better than
77
%
of Kaikoura properties
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center4.0km
Location rating7.5

Rooms available at Wacky Stays

8.0
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Room comfort & quality
2 Bedroom Cottage
2 Bedroom Cottage
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  • Room size: 110 m²/1184 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 3 single beds and 2 double ...
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Train Carriage
Train Carriage
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed and 2 bunk bed...
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Yurt
Yurt
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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House Truck
House Truck
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Colonial Wagon
Colonial Wagon
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Tipi / teepee
Tipi / teepee
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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House Truck / Gypsy Wagon
House Truck / Gypsy Wagon
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    Colonial Wagon + Sleep Out
    Colonial Wagon + Sleep Out
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      Yurt / Mongolian Ger
      Yurt / Mongolian Ger
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        Farmers Cottage
        Farmers Cottage
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          10.0
          Exceptional

          "Beautiful place with fun quirky accomodation"

          Jasmin

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          November 27, 2017

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          8.8
          Excellent

          "Great experience."

          Bruce

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          July 14, 2018

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          Agoda Reviews (26)Booking.com Reviews (266)
          7.8
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          10
          Very good
          Cleanliness7.8
          Facilities7.9
          Location7.5
          Room comfort and quality8.0
          Service8.3
          Value for money7.8
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (6)
          8-9 Excellent (3)
          7-8 Very Good (4)
          6-7 Good (4)
          <6 Below Expectation (3)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (4)
          Jun - Aug (2)
          Sep - Nov (4)
          Dec - Feb (10)
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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Wiboon from Thailand
          Family with young children
          2 Bedroom Cottage
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          Nice and contemporary style Residence”

          Good Service and hospitality from Resort owner. The Room have everything I need.

          Reviewed April 18, 2019
          8.8
          Excellent
          Bruce from Australia
          Couple
          Train Carriage
          Stayed 1 night in July 2018

          It Says Wacky Stays...Listen To What It Says”

          You need to check this out. If you want convention, check out something else. Wacky Stays is a Farmstay experience (help feed the animals) and is therefore a great stay for kids. For adults, if you are adventurous, you'll love this. The location is a couple of k's inland from Kaikoura. They'll send you directions. Don't trust the Satnav. The place consists of open fields with a different stay experience in each; yurt, gypsy caravan, train carriage. The train carriage is the pick of them for us. Saved after the Christchurch earthquakes, this carriage is all polished timber and brass accessories, meticulously restored, full kitchen with full breakfast items provided (farm eggs), a neatly integrated bathroom, a double brass bed in a bedroom at one end, two bunk beds in a kids facility at the other. End platforms and a full front deck. Dressing gowns for all. Sitting area and DVD's. Snow-capped mountain view. Isolated. Farm surroundings. Adventurous. Read the label. Great experience.

          Reviewed July 14, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Atanaska from New Zealand
          Family with young children
          2 Bedroom Cottage
          Stayed 4 nights in June 2018

          MAGICAL SPOT”

          THE GOOD FEEDBACK IS COMING SO PLEASE READ TILL THE END!! I will start with the Farmers Cottage as that’s the place we originally booked. It’s not bad for a family with small kids and maybe in the Summer it could be quite nice however in the Winter it’s horrendously cold, it lacks insulation, very hard to heat unless one is a full time fire manager. The place is old, damp smell in the air, decor seriously outdated. Shower was a disaster, hardly any pressure & takes good 10-15 minutes for the hot water to start running & then there’s no middle ground it’s either boiling hot or cold, impossible to moderate it. So after freezing our bums for a night & a day we complained & our needs were met immediately, the staff was beyond attentive, friendly, smiley, eager to accommodate. They tried to fix everything we complained about but after failing to fix the shower they upgraded us to the most amazing unit they have on the farm and that’s The Colonial Wagon - that’s where THE MAGIC began. It’s like a place out of a fairytale. The interior is modern mixed with a hint of last century. It’s warm, comfortable, with breathtaking views, the animals coming straight to our fence eating out of our hand, the outdoor bath heated by real fire underneath, with views to die for, outdoor kitchen & bar-western style, outdoor pizza oven & a wee cute sleep-out for kids that’s so so special - their own tiny house. Overall it’s a unique place seriously worth it experiencing. I can only imagine how amazing it would be in the Summer & looking forward to going back then.

          Reviewed June 25, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jessica from Australia
          Group
          Tipi / teepee
          Stayed 1 night in April 2018

          Cosy Stay”

          We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was adorable and well stocked with wood for the fire. The animals were friendly and a treat to be around. This place would be perfect for a family with kids.

          Reviewed April 16, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jasmin from Australia
          Group
          House Truck
          Stayed 1 night in November 2017

          Amazing fun place ”

          Super friendly. Beautiful place with fun quirky accomodation

          Reviewed November 27, 2017
          2.4
          Sandra from New Zealand
          Family with teens
          2 Bedroom Cottage
          Stayed 1 night in November 2017

          Family reunion - daughter & partner from Uk and wanted to support Kaikoura after EQ- Farmers Cottage”

          Worst overnight stay ever, paid $191 .00 for my daughter, partner, youngest daughter and myself for a special get together for one night. I wanted to support Kaikoura because of the EQ 's by staying there instead of anywhere else. We have lived in Christchurch since 2010 and understand what its like to recover from disaster. However, this booking at Wacky Stays was a disaster, there were dead flies on the window sill, the grey nets had holes in them, walls had muddy marks or holes in them. It stated in booking breakfast was supplied, we assumed it would be a nice English Breakfast (bacon, eggs, etc.)with it being a farm, but no it was Cornflakes, Porridge and 6 eggs and loaf of bread due to expire the next day.,there was also a small tub of jam and milk. Dressing gowns , slippers were supplied, but they old shabby dressing gowns and old slippers with worn holes in the sole. Bedding looked clean but due to the dirty condition of the cottage we slept on worn out sofa in front of fire.

          Reviewed November 14, 2017
          6.7
          Good
          Weiliang from Singapore
          Couple
          Colonial Wagon
          Stayed 1 night in April 2015

          Rain”

          Wackiness, Animals, Room

          I tried the colonial wagon, it was pretty cool. However, it rained the two days while I was there, pretty much ruined my stay because I mainly wanted to play with the animals.

          Reviewed April 26, 2015
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Jonathan from United Kingdom
          Family with young children
          Colonial Wagon
          Stayed 1 night in February 2015

          Gorgeous place to take kids”

          The room was amazing - the staff were lovely - and waking up to help feed the farm animals was a highlight of our week for my three-year old son.
          Reviewed February 18, 2015
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Rut from New Zealand
          Couple
          Colonial Wagon
          Stayed 1 night in February 2015

          Colonial Wagon”

          The Colonial wagon was amazing, the view awesome and the owner helpful.

          Our stay in the Colonial Wagon was amazing. It is expertly crafted and the owner/creator rightfully proud. We would return in a heartbeat.

          Reviewed February 09, 2015
          8.3
          Excellent
          Mark from Australia
          Family with young children
          Yurt
          Stayed 1 night in January 2015

          Lovely”

          The yurt, the view, the friendly people

          A relaxing and easy overnighter on our way up the coast. The yurt was comfy and warm, the modern bathroom facilities were welcome too. Fresh eggs and toast for brekky we're a bonus.

          Reviewed January 23, 2015
          7.0
          Very good
          Eric from Singapore
          Group
          Yurt
          Stayed 1 night in January 2015

          Staying at Wacky”

          Interesting accomodation, close to the animals, friendly staff

          Electricity supply not sufficient, rainwater supply for the kitchen not enough. Very good and close proximity to animals (they come right up to your door) Tippee tent entrance hard to manage. Bathrobes very useful but there were stains. toilet and bathroom were tiptop. other group members who stayed at Yurt said it was unbearably cold in the wee hours of the morning. This is although they closed the opening at the rooftop of the Yurt.

          Reviewed January 17, 2015
          6.7
          Good
          Sim from Malaysia
          Couple
          Colonial Wagon
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

          quirky stay in kaikoura”

          quirky room. beautiful views. animals

          rooms are interesting with all comforts provided for. animals were interesting but surroundings could be tidier.

          Reviewed January 05, 2015
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Katrin from Germany
          Family with young children
          2 Bedroom Cottage
          Stayed 1 night in November 2014

          great for kids”

          The cottage were nicely made up for us. The kids loved the toys in- and outside. A nice variety on breakfast. Farmpark open the whole time for us.

          We enjoyed our stay very much. Lots to do for our youngsters, playing inside, outside and seeing all the animals. It was to busy for us, to take part on feeding the animals in the morning, but enjoyed the park later. Great place to be with children, as they can run around and all is fenced in. Our kids are 2 and 4 and they loved it. We enjoyed to have a breakfast supply, with cornflakes, oats, sandwich, butter, homemade jam and eggs from their chicken. Thank you.

          Reviewed November 21, 2014
          8.0
          Excellent
          emma from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Tipi / teepee
          Stayed 1 night in November 2014

          Great experience ”

          Unique, comfortable and something different!!

          Very enjoyable. We used the outside kitchen facilities and had a lovely BBQ. Tipi was cosey and had a fantastic night sleep. Staff where not very friendly.

          Reviewed November 06, 2014
          7.7
          Very good
          frederic from France
          Family with young children
          House Truck
          Stayed 1 night in December 2014

          Vacance”

          Calme, originality , familial
          Reviewed January 05, 2015
          6.3
          Good
          SINICHIRO from Japan
          Couple
          House Truck
          Stayed 1 night in February 2015

          ほのぼのしてます”

          静かな場所にある 何組もいないので落ち着く 

          アウトドアを楽しむなら最高の、ロッジです! 

          Reviewed March 02, 2015
          7.6
          Very good
          vanness from China
          Family with teens
          2 Bedroom Cottage
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

          新奇有趣”

          旅馆提供的房子旁就是农场,有孔雀、绵羊等动物,活动区域大,房间整洁,很舒适、温馨,厨具一应具全,提供免费WIFI。有两缺点,一是旅馆在google上的定位不太准确,入夜后较难找;二是没有可以晾衣服的设施,有点不太方便。

          Reviewed March 05, 2018
          7.2
          Very good
          li from China
          Family with teens
          2 Bedroom Cottage
          Stayed 1 night in January 2018

          Very good”

          新西兰农家乐,在农家的情况下还算干净吧,设施比较齐全,晚上门口还有羊,早上可以喂动物,有羊驼,就是地方难找,无手机信息,好在wifi不错

          Reviewed February 06, 2018
          4.0
          JING from China
          Family with young children
          House Truck
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

          特别,但没一定心理承受请别尝试”

          独特住宿体验,早餐温馨,附带参观农场

          是个比较独特的住宿体验,但设施很陈旧并且感觉脏脏的,地理位置在偏僻的山上,晚点回去都会绕得找不到路,一点灯光也没有,晚上酒店也只开了如萤火虫般的亮光 在山里很冷,第二晚开了暖气还跳闸,马桶是储便式的,比较恶心,洗澡间在外面,很冷而且不分冷热水 要么烫死要么冻死,吃不起苦的还是建议别尝试了。

          Reviewed April 29, 2015
          5.2
          Pang from Hong Kong
          Family with teens
          House Truck
          Stayed 1 night in February 2018

          房間有特色”

          寧靜, 有動物, 房間有特色

          Reviewed February 27, 2018
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