Kaikoura Things to Do

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    walking

    by margaretvn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    At the point where the seal colony is, just south of Kaikoura there is a high cliff which can be easily climbed and offers wonderful views over the bay towards the mountains. You can also, depending on the tide, walk around the headland - watching out for seals of course. There are also a longer walks all signposted.

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    whale watching

    by margaretvn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Go on a whale watching trip here, we have done several in different parts of the world but this was absolutely the best whale watching trip we have ever done. Book in advance with Whale Watch ltd. This firm was established in 1987 ad began operating tours in 1989. Off the coast of kaikoura (a village steeped in Maori history) is a marine environment so rich in foodstuffs that it attracts some of the most magnificant animals of the sea. These include the giant Sperm Whale which can grow to 20 metres long. These whales are the highlight of the trip but other whales can also be sen depending on the season and the whales migratory route. You may also get to see the high spirited displays of the DUsty Dolphins (we did), the rare and endangered Hector's Dolphin, fur seals and lots of sea birds - we saw the Royal Albatross.
    The firm operates daily depending on the weather and if you do not see any whales then you get a refund of up to 80%
    Be warned though advanced booking is a MUST.

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    seals

    by margaretvn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Go through the town and follow the road until it ends at the point, there is a seal colony there where you can very easily see these endearing animals close up. Early morning and evening are good times to see them. Watch your step as you get out of your car or go on to the grass they could be so close to you.

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    Whale Watching

    by shavy Written Jun 29, 2013
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    Is the place to be for Whales, walking to the coast also possible you'll find some of the Fur Seals lying on the rock

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    Go for a walk

    by bsfreeloader Written Jan 2, 2007

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    There are several nice, easy walks in and around Kaikoura. The best of these are the walk to the lookout and the clifftop and shoreline walks south of town.

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    Visit a Seal Colony

    by bsfreeloader Written Jan 2, 2007

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    There are several easily accessible New Zealand Fur Seal colonies within close proximity to Kaikoura. The most accessible are an easy walk or short drive south of town.

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    WHALES/DOLPHINS!!!

    by Kaytie Written Apr 27, 2006

    Amazing! Trip out to see sperm whales. We saw two and about two hundred dolphin too.

    One of my ambitions fulflled, to see that tail disappearing below the water.

    BREATHTAKING!!

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    See the whales!

    by salisbury3933 Written Jan 21, 2006
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    In Kaikoura, whale watching is the main attraction. You'll also see plenty of dolphins, albatrosses, and sea birds that you wouldn't normally see.

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    Birds

    by pepples46 Updated Oct 26, 2005

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    Pied Shags on the Rocks,leaving smelly Guano behind....I wonder why not somebody had the idea to collect the stuff, is a real great fertilizer

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    walk along the Beach

    by pepples46 Updated Nov 14, 2004

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    Kaikoura Beach

    is awesome, but watch the tide come in. a strong surf can crash right onto the coast and you might get trapped between the rocks and ocean...hightide info can be obtained at the infocenter

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    by dragontml Written Nov 10, 2003

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    mountains around Kaikoura

    of snowed mountain tops around Kaikoura. The next day, it was not so much snow on the mountain top already.

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    Sea Lion coloney

    by Lozza_9 Written Jun 4, 2003

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    At the end of Kaikora there is a Sea Lion Coloney. Its worth a visit. Loads of sea lions hanging around. Watch where you are walking and always be on your guard for a sleeping Sea Lion

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