Housing in Kaikōura

This page contains information about the housing shortage in Kaikōura, work underway and the related support and information services.

Kaikōura has never had a large amount of spare houses and has a history of slow population growth. So this kind of housing shortage is a relatively new problem for our district. Although there’s no easy solution, we’re doing what we can to help and make sure we have all the information we need to make the best decisions we can.

Register with us


We’re asking anyone with any accommodation needs, permanent or temporary to register with us. We don’t have houses to offer but we’ll do what we can to help and by us having an accurate idea of how many people need housing, we can work better on your behalf with central government and others to try to find an answer.

On this page:


Support services and information


There are four ways that we can provide housing support in Kaikōura. Each option covers different people and has a different purpose.

We know it’s painful to register more than once but it’s important you make sure you’ve covered all your options. 

Download these as a factsheet.

Past housing updates



19 June 2018