Kaikoura Bay Courtesy Neil Protheroe

Nau mai, haere mai ki Kaikōura


Our central location with Te Pae Convention Centre to the south and Marlborough Convention Centre to the north makes us an easy option for large pre or post meetings and incentive experiences, while also offering the ability to host smaller conferences here in Kaikōura.


We invite you to discover what makes Kaikōura so unique – a place that’s one of a kind; invigorating, restoring, and unlike anywhere else on earth.

Sudima Kaikōura Conference Space

The hotel feature's well-appointed rooms, restaurant, bar, gym, outdoor heated infinity pool, along with 1 to 2 Conference and Event spaces (up to 130 guests). With its modern fit-out, Sudima Kaikōura is a 4.5 star hotel.

Sudima Kaikōura Conference Space

Sudima kaikoura Conference Room

The Mayfair

The Mayfair Arts & Cultural Centre

The Mayfair boasts two screens in state-of-the-art purpose built auditoriums. The larger auditorium is set up for live performance, lectures and events, as well as films, of course. Up the stairs lies an exhibition space, which is also available for private functions. Double doors up here open to a large balcony with unobstructed ocean views.

Mayfair Information

Hapuku Lodge & Tree House Corporate Retreats

Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses offers a number of light filled meeting and special event spaces for your board meeting, presentation, brainstorming session or whatever the configuration of your groups. In addition, Hapuku Lodge has numerous indoor and outdoor breakout areas for more informal meetings. We provide high-speed Internet connections and full audiovisual capabilities.

We can provide the Lodge's signature breakfast to any early morning meeting or gathering; catered lunches; and either the Lodge’s three-course prix-fixe dinner or five-course tasting dinner, with wine pairing if desired.

Hapuku Lodge & Treehouses Corporate Retreats Information

Hapuku Lodge Conference Room

Inside with seating

The Upper Room

The Upper Room offers a large, modern conference room; second-story balcony overlooking the sea, a fully equipped sound system and catering facilities. The on-site kitchenette is well-equipped for catering a full reception or serving coffee, tea and refreshments.

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Encounter Kaikōura Conference Room

The upstairs meeting room with magnificent views of the Kaikōura mountains and the Pacific Ocean is an outstanding location for your meeting, sales seminar or training session. Capacity up to 40 pax

Encounter Kaikōura Conference Room Information

Encounter Kaikoura

Kaikoura trotting club

Kaikōura Racecourse Venue

The Trotting Club hall at the South Bay Racecourse is available to hire for your function. Located at a convenient and safe off-road location and with ample parking, the hall offers plenty of space and facilities for the hosting of your function.

Capacity: Seats up to 150. 250 people standing.

Venue Information

Memorial Hall

The recently refurbished Kaikōura Memorial Hall is one of the most significant buildings in our region.  Located centrally in the Kaikōura township and on an area that is pivotal to our shared cultural history.

Capacity: This historic building can host up to 450 people in the whole facility, with the Supper Room maximum capacity 90 people.

Suitable for: All types of events

Memorial Hall Information

Memorial Hall


Donegal House Kaikōura

Donegal House Kaikōura can cater for all manor of functions and special events. From weddings, birthday celebrations & family reunions, to corporate events & small conferences. We can offer comfortable accommodation for your guests, and full catering from our restaurant. 

Function space information

Lobster Inn

From small meetings or learning workshops to conferences seating up to 40 persons, the Lobster Inn Conference Centre can cater for every need.

Ideal for: Team Building, Conferences, Product launches, Company meetings, Training sessions.

The conference room can be set up to suit your requirements, from theatre styles to boardroom. 

More info here

Lobster Inn conference room