Kaikoura, New Zealand

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    Kaikoura

    by kenmerk Written Feb 17, 2003

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    Kaikoura: The whale/dolphin capital of NZ. Unfortunately, the day I was there, the winds were 30+ knots and all the boats were cancelled. If you really want to see whales, be sure to plan on a couple days here, in case you encounter the same.

    If the boats are in port there is a nice hiking route along the peninsula to the east side of town, where there are many a friendly seal skulking about...

    Beautiful Coastline at Kaikoura

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    Whales and Dolphins.

    by margaretvn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Go whale watching at Kaikoura, you really do need to book in advance though. It really is the best whale watching we have done anywhere in the world. The crew are very helpful, friendly and they certainly know how to find the whales and get good views of them. When they say click your camera because the whale is going to dive... don't think just do it. They are always spot on with the advice!

    whale watching at its best
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    Fur seals

    by min_minz Written Feb 25, 2003

    It is free of charge and you get to see the wild animals up-close.
    You can see them at a number of locations but I recommend Kaikoura, South Island.

    Fur Seal
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    big brown eyes

    by margaretvn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Go to Kaikoura on the South island and visit the seal colony there. As you travel south to Kaikoura the road follows the sea for some time and there is the colony you cannot miss it.

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