Quick links for kaikoura Lookout bookings

Check out our options below, we have two night stays and packages where you can add on wine and dinner.
All of our stays can be purchased as a gift card through the same link, and all of our gift cards are valid for 12 months.
NB: If you are the owner of one of our past single night stays, please email us directly to book and we will accommodate you.

2 Night Stay


per stay

Our Most Popular Booking Choice
Add Ons Available
KiwiTub Available
Time to Really Relax & Explore


2 Night Stay + 1 Dinner & Wine


per stay

Our Most Popular Voucher Choice
Palliser Estate Wine Choice
Palliser Ridge Lamb or Beef Choice
Accompanying Salads


3 Night Stay


per stay

Create Your Own Long Weekend
Add Ons Available
KiwiTub Available
Competitive Nightly Rate

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Kaikoura Lookout at Palliser Ridge

Welcome to Nga Matakitaki - The Gazing Places here at Palliser Ridge The Gazing Places comes from Maori oral history that records that Kupe, who was "struck by the sight of Mount Tapuaenuku, (the highest mountain in the Kaikoura Ranges in the South Island which was presumably snow capped), and gazed at it for a long time" (quote taken from A.G Bagnall's "Wairarapa, An Historical Excursion").

 We're excited to bring you the same glorious view at the first of our on farm accommodation options, Matakitaki Kaikoura - Kaikoura Lookout. The Kaikoura Lookout is a one bedroom retreat located on amongst the native plantings. You'll enjoy off the grid living, utilizing gas and solar power during your stay in our rough sawn macaracapa hut. In the colder months, savour a hot cuppa cosied up by our log burner in the living area with a good book. Or visit in the the warmer months and let time pass you by as you sit on the deck lapping up the sun with a chilled local wine in your hand, taking in all of the amazing farmland and ocean views.

 Nestled in to the hill side you'll find our Kiwi Tub. Accompanied by your significant other and, perhaps a drop of you favorite Wairarapa wine. This is the place to watch the sun go down and listen to the bird life in the native bush that surrounds you.

 We know your experience here at the Kaikoura Lookout is all about being off the grid and taking time out from a busy life filled with technology, hustle and bustle. Our solar powered system allows for the basic charging of phones and other small items to keep you in touch with the outside world, but larger items such as hairdryers and some laptops or iPads will not be compatible with our system. There is cell coverage at or close to the Hut, not that you'll want it!

 In the kitchen you'll find a small gas cooker, complete with all of the cooking instruments you'll need to whip up a delicious dinner, perhaps with local meat and produce.
Next to the bench is a fridge large enough to chill a bottle of wine or two, and keep cool any local goodies you've purchased during your time in the Wairarapa.
 Be sure to stop in at the Pirinoa Country Store where you'll find a selection of beer, wine and everything you need to tide you over for your stay.
Right next door you'll find Pirinoa Country Takeaways and The Land Girl Cafe.  
The Lake Ferry Hotel is open for lunch and dinner, and only a ten minute drive off farm, bookings are essential. 

Check out the drive in here.

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