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Zenbu is at The Fairways

We are pleased to announce that Zenbu is now available at The Fairways. For ease of access to the internet use you own account or ask for a voucher when you check in.

Zenbu is the most popular wireless internet access system at accommodations in New Zealand. More and more people now choose businesses providing Zenbu service, and they find them right here on our website. Have a look at the map of our zones to see where Zenbu service is available.



Honoured as a Highly Rated Visitor Accomodation as Reviewed by Travellers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site

Kaikoura, New Zealand – 24 May 2012 – The Fairways at Ocean Ridge today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establ... ishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“The Fairways is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Stephan Rattray, Owner at The Fairways. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travellers on the site,” said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”

Marlborough Travel

The Fairways has partnered with Marlborough Travel to provide accomodation for their New Zealand Tours. They are also able to arrange daily activities for your during your stay

Greenshell Mussel Cruise
Daily cruise departures over the summer season from the Havelock Marina. A wonderful cruise out in to the Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds, two of the main Sounds that make up the Marlborough Sounds.  Visit a Greenshell Mussel Farm for the perfect wine and food match of fresh steamed mussels served with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Marlborough Travel
For an extensive range of daily tours, both scheduled and private tours of the Marlborough wine region. Indulge with fabulous wine and food on our Taste Marlborough Tour, combine the wine region and the Marlborough Sounds on our Marlborough Icons Tour, or sit back and relax on your very own private tour.   All group sizes catered for.


In Room Catering

The Fairways has teamed up with Hislops Wholefood Cafe to present a breakfast menu that not only tastes great but is good for you! The Hislop family share a common desire toward sustainability with organic, fair trade food. You can pre-order your breakfast when you book your accomodation or you might like to have a Hislops Cheese Board or Antipasto Platter waiting for you on arrival.


The Sustainable Travel Network

The Sustainable Travel Network – the world’s only non-profit booking website…

The STN, founded in 2009, offers a superb variety of accommodation, activity, tour and rental vehicle providers, all of them of course sustainable. The difference to other travel booking websites is that ALL commissions made on your bookings through the website are donated to local conservation or community projects.

Book with the STN and be sure to leave New Zealand tangibly better off for your time here!

Visit for more information and bookings and experience New Zealand in a sustainable way!

Qualmark 5-Star

Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official mark of quality. All operators that display Qualmark have been independently assessed as professional and trustworthy. The Fairways is now rated Qualmark 5 Star which is exceptional and amongst the very best available in New Zealand.

Enviro Gold

As New Zealand's official mark of quality for tourism, all businesses that have a Qualmark are also assessed on their environmental performance. This recognises businesses for their initiatives in energy, waste, water, conservation and community. The Fairways have an exemplary record in reducing their footprint on the environment and have been awarded Enviro Gold status by Qualmark.


Fishing contest - Lions Club Shore Fishing

A&P Show day - last Saturday in February


‘Art in the Dark‘ annual exhibition of local artists - Kaikoura Winery cellar

Sharpies Easter Golf Tournament


Eco Art Kaikoura (recycled materials) - Kaikoura Winery (bi-annual)
The Lions Recycled Trash Fashion Show (bi-annual)
Stock cars - Queen’s Birthday weekend
Lions Charity Golf Tournament

‘48 hours in Kaikoura’ - photo competition


Holden Scramble Golf Tournament


Kaikoura Whale Run - Half Marathon/ 10km Walk/Run

Booth Shield (Golf Tournament)
Seafest - first Saturday in October
Kaikoura Pro Am golf tournament 2nd weekend in October
Kaikoura Trotting Cup - Marlborough Anniversary weekend

Lobster Inn Tavern Kaikoura Men’s Golf Open
The Moa Hunt - 40km cycle ride
Left Handers Tournament

Kaikoura Village Christmas



zenbu internet access




Trip Advisor certificate of excellence 2012 - the fairways kaikoura






mussell tours

Wine Tours



hislops cafe



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5 star qualmark

Enviro gold





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