CANTERBURY: KAIKOURA

11-May-14

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The Store Kekerengu

star rating of 4.5

by Chris Gaelic

SH1, Kekerengu, Kaikoura, Canterbury

Phone: 03 319 5026

rvexplorer id: 18064

The Kekerengu Store entrance

The Kekerengu Store entrance

Shuping finishing off our afternoon tea

Shuping finishing off our afternoon tea

 

Parking area available to self-contained motor caravanners

Parking area available to self-contained motor caravanners

Surfacing at the beach

Surfacing at the beach on a later visit

Local wildlife

 

The Store at Kekerengu offers fine dining, or cafe lunches, with a view over the bay. Overnight parking is allowed for self-contained motor caravanners.

 

We were driving north to Picton from Kaikoura, and noticed The Store as we were passing through Kekerengu. It looked like significantly more than a country dairy, so we stopped to have a look.

 

Inside was a really nice cafe with lots of people sitting outside under sun umbrellas having lunch, or afternoon tea. It looked pretty good, so we decided to join them.

 

I asked the waitress if motor caravanners would be allowed to use their carpark overnight, and she said yes - they often have people stay over.

 

You can also park on the beachfront which is accessed down the driveway from the upper carpark.

 

What a great discovery! We didn't need to stay at the time, but it's a great option for the future, especially as the restaurant does evening meals as well.

 

If you'd like to stay, be sure to ask at the restaurant.

 

Inside the restaurant

 

Cafe lunches

 

Driveway down to the beachDriveway down to the beach

 

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