Kaikoura Lodge Booking Information

The Canterbury Underwater Club Lodge offers a fantastic facility to both members and non-members with dedicated boat parking, gear washing facilities, fish filleting stations, crayfish cooker, BBQ  and a fully equipped communal cooking and living area.
PLEASE NOTE: that while pillows with pillowcases and bottom sheets are provided, you need to bring your own bedding. A laundry fee of $5 per person per stay is required to cover the cost of commercially laundering the CUC sheets after your stay. This is payable at check-in when picking up the key.

The main building can sleep a maximum of 20 people in its’ five rooms (1 to 5), specific rooms can be requested when booking but may change to accommodate the numbers of person in a party.

The Annex rooms (11 to 16) can sleep up to 16 people and will be reserved for members only unless the entire Lodge has been booked for a Group.

The lodge accommodation is not normally available to non members during holiday weekends and the Christmas holiday period, however this may be dependent on member demand.

Member Rates

Members and Partners       $15.00 per person per night

Child 5-17 years                 $5.00 per child per night

Child under 5 years             Free

Member Cancellation Policy

Prior to mid-day on the day of arrival                       No Charge

Later than mid-day on the planned day of arrival      1 night charged

Cancellation of a booking for a holiday weekend must be done 3 days prior to the planned day of arrival or a two night penalty charge will apply if the beds booked cannot be re-let. The booking agent will advise the Treasurer and Secretary in these events.

Non-Member Rates

Adult                         $26.00 per person per night

Child    5-13 years      $10.00 per child per night

Child    Under 5          Free

Vouchers can be used for non-members (for a stay when accompanied by a member) but will be redeemed at the non-member price.

Non-Member Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of bookings and refund of deposits will be as per standard motel practice for Groups or Individuals.

Lodge Booking Information

Bookings are handled by Sam and Lyn Wang. To lessen the impact on them in the running of their own business, we kindly ask that you respect the following instructions:

  1. E-mail is the preferred booking method. A contact email address must be given at the time of booking.
  2. Phone bookings should be made no earlier than midday and no later than 7pm.
  3. Please let Sam or Lyn know how many people are in your group so they can allocate beds and also the member/non-member make up of your party.
  4. For any group booking, preference is for one person to go to Blue Seas Motel office to pay for all accommodation and to uplift all room keys. (This speeds up the process for all concerned)
  5. Payment must be made upon collection of keys and your membership card must be shown to avail yourself of the member rates – Vouchers, Cash or Cheque only please, NO EFTPOS.
  6. Uplift keys before 8pm; please phone them if you are running late.
  7. On day of departure from the lodge the allocated bedrooms must be vacated by 11.30 am. Fitted sheets and pillow cases are to be placed in the baskets in the laundry. Guests may remain on the premises until 5.00 pm.

Blue Seas Motel – Sam and Lyn Wang
222 The Esplanade
Kaikoura 7300

p: 03 319 5441
e: divelodgekaikoura@gmail.com

General Lodge Rules and Obligations for ALL Users

  • No Pets of any description to be taken onto or into any part of Club Lodge facilities unless the committee receives a request in writing prior to staying in the Lodge and approves pets to be there under special circumstances only.
  • Any visiting guests may not over-night at the lodge unless booking and registration is completed at Blue Seas Motel prior to 8.00 pm and it does not interfere with any other persons booking.
  • No smoking is permitted at the Club Lodge.
  • Alcohol consumption is permitted in moderation.
  • Noise levels are to be kept to a minimum in the evening to be respectful of neighbours and to others staying at the lodge. Any complaints may result in loss of bond.
  • Any damage to the facility or contents must be reported immediately to the club treasurer.
  • No undersize Fish/Crayfish/Shellfish or excess quota of any species to be kept at the club lodge.
  • BBQ and Crayfish Cooker are only to be used outside.
  • Clean up when you leave. Leave the lodge as you would like to find it.
  • Keys must be returned to Blue Seas Motel on the day of departure, lost keys will incur a $25.00 fee.
  • Please direct any complaints (other than minor booking issues), suggestions or issues with the lodge facilities to a committee member.
  • A deposit and a bond may be payable for larger groups and non members. You will be advised by email once your booking request is submitted.

These conditions of use of the Lodge are authorized by the President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Canterbury Underwater Club Inc.

Signed on behalf of the executive of the committee:

Mark Buckland – Treasurer

Dated: 01-06-2015

Updated 21-03-2019