MEET YOUR HOSTS: Lynne and John

Lynne and John were both born and breed in the South Island of New Zealand. Lynne was brought up on a sheep & cattle farm in Southland and John was brought up in Christchurch, Canterbury where he served his time as a cabinet maker and then went on to long hall truck driving for the next 30 yrs. We both owned and operated a Bed & Breakfast in (Marlborough) for several years before buying Austin Heights and moving to Kaikoura. We both enjoy meeting and communicating with our Guests who come from all around the World, to see our beautiful part of the country and to experience the Whale, Dolphin & Seal attractions.

We started going down to Kaikoura for the occasional weekend to visit and just loved the place for its spectacular scenery, marine & Seabird life,the stunning coastal walks and all the other wonderful outdoor activities and attractions available. So the next best thing was to sell up and move to Kaikoura. Twelve months later we had brought Austin Heights and spent the next few years up-grading it and building two spacious Units on top for the stunning panoramic views!

We look forward to welcoming you to Austin Heights where you will enjoy our stunning scenery in a peacful setting surrounded with prize-winning gardens with a BBQ available to use when you cook your fresh fish caught on your fishing charter.

If you have time out from the Whalewatching, Albatross, Dolphin or Seal swimming, 4WD bike rides, our stunning Peninsula Coastal walks, wine tasting or many of our other wonderful activities you can relax in our Hot hydrotherapy Spa (outdoors) seasonal.

We advise our Guests to stay at least two days to enjoy all the wonderful attractions and activities available in Kaikoura. We are happy to make bookings and reservations for all activities for you! Our Guests always compliment us on our warm welcome, friendly hospitality, lovely appointed rooms, excellent quality beds and our homely, friendly atmosphere.




"The Austin Heights B&B was one of the best stays we had on our South Island tour. Very warm welcome by Lynne and John, easy to feel like home, wonderful views right from our windows (beautiful night sky too) and not at least a lovely little town with anything you need for your holidays."
Norman, Leipzig, Germany








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