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Encounter Kaikoura Conference Facilities

Encounter Kaikoura is the perfect location for your team building activity, AGM or training event. The purpose built conference facility has uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean and Kaikoura Seaward Mountains which ensure you return home feeling energised, inspired and relaxed.
The Encounter Kaikoura purpose built conference facility was completed in 2004 and offers a fully equipped conference room, on-site cafe, art gallery and retail store. All of the facilities are fully air conditioned and heated for your comfort and our friendly staff are available to assist you with your requirements on the day.


On and off site catering can be organised ranging from hot and cold buffets and set menus, to finger food and fresh baking. View our menus for an indication of the options available at Cafe Encounter, or personalised menus are available by prior arrangement. We also offer an evening dining service for groups, contact us for further information or to make a reservation.


  • Ceiling mounted data projector and screen
  • High speed wireless internet access
  • Whiteboard
  • Photocopying, faxing and printing


Kaikoura is located on the east coast of the South Island between Picton and Christchurch. Travel time to drive from Christchurch is two and a half hours and from Picton to Kaikoura is two hours. There are various transport options available including rail, road and plane.
Encounter Kaikoura is located at 96 Esplanade and has abundant off-street car parking with adjacent accommodation.                      


Kaikoura boasts a wide range of leisure activities to suit all tastes, whether it be swimming with the acrobatic dusky dolphins or walking the peninsula track. We can assist you with your itinerary and activities during your time in Kaikoura and if you would like assistance don't hesitate let us know.


A comprehensive range of quality accomodation is located adjacent to the Encounter Kaikoura Conference Facility. For assistance in organising the accommodation details of your reservation don't hesitate to let us know. Below are some suggestions:

For enquiries please contact:

Helene Simpson
Encounter Kaikoura
96 Esplanade
Kaikoura, 7300

Email:              [email protected]         
Phone:             0800 733 365
Fax:                (03) 319 6064