Set against the backdrop of the Kaikoura Range mountains, about 10 kilometres north of Kaikoura, Manakau Lodge offers a luxury boutique B&B experience in a stunning setting. There are just four comfortable guest rooms, with king-size beds, fine linens, armchairs and hand carved furniture. Each has a veranda with outdoor seating so guests can soak up the splendid views, either towards the mountains or the ocean, and the wonderful tranquillity of the rural setting. The hosts serve a freshly prepared breakfast each morning and can also put together provisions for those departing early for activities. Additionally, a light platter is offered along with local wine for those who would prefer not to drive to dinner.