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Seal Swimming Tour from Kaikoura
"Your experience will begin at the main meeting base at your chosen time where you will be introduced to your guides and suited up in wetsuits and snorkeling equipment. You will then be taken on a 10-15-minute bus trip followed by a 5-15-minute boat trip to one of our favorite seal swimming areas and then spend about one hour in the water. During that time the seals are free to come and go as they please. It’s very much a wildlife encounter in that we have neve or enticed the seals in any way and we do not have any special tricks to make them respond to you in the water. However due to their natural curiosity you can reasonably expect interactions within 2-3m in the water at different times. If the seals do not respond you will get the chance to go again free of charge or be refunded back to the viewing rate of 50% of the swimming rate. We offer a 96% success rate of swimming with the seals on our tours. Hot showers are provided after the tour."""
From NZD110.00
 
Small-Group Historical Macetown 4WD Tour from Queenstown
"Experience the narrow rugged road to the old gold mining town of Macetown in a 4WD vehicle crossing the Arrow River over 20 times each way. Immerse yourself in the history of this fascinating region by panning for gold while our knowledgeable guides describe the hardship and exhilaration the miners faced. This tour departs from yo heading out towards the picturesque town of Arrowtown. Pass the historic Chinese Settlers Village and the filming location of the “Ford of Bruinen” in The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring. Travel the road to Macetown along the Arrow River enjoying a real off road experience with over 20 thrilling river crossings. Once in Macetown explore the remains of the township including a restored bakery stone cottage and the only stamping battery with an iron frame in Otago. On the journey back along the Macetown track
From NZD175.00
 
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Jet Boat Day Trip from Christchurch
"You'll be picked up from your centrally located Christchurch hotel to travel 90 minutes north to the tranquil setting of Hanmer Springs nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains and forest-clad hills.After enjoying the excitement of a jet boat ride through Waiau Gorge at Thrillseekers Canyon.Enjoy lunch at the Garden House Cafe and relax in the thermal pools. There is a"""Discover the picturesque village of Hanmer Springs on this full-day trip from Christchurch. Relax and rejuvenate in the hot thermal pools ride a jet boat through Waiau Gorge and enjoy a cafe lunch in Hamner Springs."title=Tour+Highlights&1=Day+trip+to+Hanmer+Springs+from+Christchurch&2=Jet+boat+ride+through+Waiau+Gorge+at+Thrillseekers+Canyon&3=Lunch+in+Hanmer+Springs&4=Bathe+in+Hanmer+Springs+thermal+pools&5=Hotel+pickup+and+drop-off+from+Christchurch""
From NZD290.00

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Whale Watch Kaikoura

Kaikoura's Whale Watch is a great way to get off the shore and see some unique wildlife. Great for kids and adults, they offer many tours throughout the day and have good, competent and knowledgeable...
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Ohau Point Seal Colony

Oahu Point is 20km north of Kaikoura, and you cannot miss it if you are driving south from Picton. You'll start seeing seals swimming near the coast as you get close to Oahu, where some rocks offer a...
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Point Kean Seal Colony

Point Kean is the final point of your walk or drive to the Kaikoura Peninsula – just a kilometre or two south of the town centre, past Fyffe House. It is the point where you have access to a seal...
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Seal Swim Kaikoura

If you are in Kaikoura don't miss the Seal Swim. You can book with Vanessa at the office in Kaikoura (Ph (03)319 6182; see also www.sealswimkaikoura.co.nz). Matt, her brother will take you out to the...
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Encounter Kaikoura

Update November 2011 Holy moly! I have just seen that I have only talked about it in the travel forum but I have missed to give you an update on the Dolphin Encounter experience I had in...
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Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

We walked this about 12 km path in about 5 hours, taking our time. From the i-Site, follow the coast (The Esplanade) and the distinctive marker posts. After Point Kean, the track leaves the road and...
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Kaikoura Helicopters

KAIKOURA WHALE WATCHING We chose on this day, to do the helicopter whalewatch, rather than the boat version. We were not disappointed and found it met our expectations as well as our needs. We could...
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Hinau Track

An easy, short walk (30 - 45 min) through a dense forest with a number of large hinua trees. You cross a small river twice, walking on either side. The access is from the Mt Fyffe car park, well sign...
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dutchboycalledjan
Jan 24, 2013

Venados / Deers

Nos sorpredió ver granjas de venados al lado de las carreteras , sabíamos lo de las ovejas y las vacas como todo el mundo , pero no teníamos ni idea de los venados We were surprised to see deer farms...
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elpariente
Feb 06, 2010

Leones marinos / Sea Lions

En Kaikorua pudimos ver muchísimos lobos marinos En algunas zonas pudimos ver decenas de ellos tomando tranquilamente el sol , pero eso si el olor que producen es muy fuerteHabía hembras, machos y...
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elpariente
Feb 06, 2010

Sin ballenas no hay dinero / No whales , no money

Las ballenas han cambiado la cultura de este pueblo que hora se recibe gran cantidad de turistas que vienen a ver sus ballenas y que de paso se comen a sus langostas El avistado de las ballenas lo...
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elpariente
Feb 06, 2010

State Highway 1 from Picton to Kaikoura

State Highway 1 from Picton to Kaikoura offers wonderful views on the Canterbury region and its wineyard, as well as on the South Pacific ocean coast. The highway is not busy at all and you can enjoy...
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BurgerQueen
Aug 14, 2009

St. Peter’s Anglican Church

Kaikoura’s Anglican church is over 100 years old. The first service was held in 1903.The church replaced an older one from 1874 on the same site. The old St. Peter’s had just become too small. A year...
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Kakapo2
Aug 06, 2009

Sunset stroll along Kaikoura's beach

Kaikoura delivered the best sunset we saw in New Zealand. We were fascinated by the smooth, multi-coloured pebbles in various sizes that have come to rest between Beach Road and the pounding waves of...
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JohanIsWeg
Mar 01, 2009

Top Hotels in Kaikoura

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146 Esplanade,, Kaikoura, 7300, New Zealand
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92-94 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, 8280, New Zealand
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45 - 47 Churchill St, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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16 Avoca Street, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, New Zealand
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239 Beach Road, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, New Zealand
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