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Barnacle Bills has been family-run business for more than twenty years, offering unique accommodation option in Kaikoura.


Established by Beazley family twenty plus years ago and run by Petrus family since 2018.


The LODGE has a spacious lounge and dining area, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, is wheelchair friendly and has mountain view outdoor seating area.


The COTTAGE is also available with 2 bedrooms and has a cosy lounge and ocean-mountain view veranda seating.


Barnacle Bills is in a prime location on the Kaikoura Peninsula overlooking the mountains and sea. With scenic walking tracks at the doorstep leading to South and North Bays and only a 10 minute walk from the center of town.

Barnacle Bills Accommodation Kaikoura


Few places in the world can boast of such natural wonders as those offered by land and sea in Kaikoura. The seaside settlement is the most northern district in the Canterbury region.


With a population of approximately 3,800 residents, the Kaikoura township is located on a rocky peninsula, protruding from lush farmland beneath the mountains.


In the waters off the peninsula, a complex marine system provides an abundantly rich habitat for marine mammals and seabirds making it an ideal place for getting 'close to nature'.

Barnacle Bills provides to perfect home-away-from-home from where to base yourself while visiting Kaikoura.

Barnacle Bills Accommodation Kaikoura
  • Free guest car parking

  • Free Wifi access

  • Tea & coffee making facilities

  • Laundry facilities

  • DVD player

  • Iron & ironing board

  • BBQ

  • Towels & Linen



We are very proud of our two mooring anchors, which were probably recovered from the sea off Kaikoura's New Quay.


The newer anchor, to the right of the gate, is identical to the one set up outside the Kaikoura Museum but is in much poorer condition, needing a coat of de-rust paint and a coat of protector. It is of the standard Admiralty Pattern "A.P.", or simply "Admiralty", also known as "Fisherman".

The anchor at the museum was recovered from the seabed in the area of New Wharf, to the south of Kaikoura, in 1964. This type of anchor was used to moor buoys to which ships could tie their bow or stern lines and would have been placed in about 1910 when the New Wharf replaced the Old Wharf. They were also used at the old wharf where, as well as being laid for ship moorings, buoys were also placed in the roadstead as kedge anchors to facilitate the winching of sailing ships out to a position where they could set sail so may have been moved from there in about 1910.

The older anchor is set vertically behind and is in much poorer condition, it has a much lighter stock which doesn't appear to have a bend in it and the shackle is rusted away. 

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Waymarking Barnacle Bills

Lemon Tree Lodge

If Barnacle Bills accommodation is fully booked, try our Boutique Accommodation option, Lemon Tree Lodge. An ideal choice for couples (maybe a romantic getaway) this gorgeous property is a five minute walk from centre of town. Nestled within a beautiful garden setting with magnificent views of the mountains and ocean, it's the perfect place to relax. View the website here.

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