Kaikoura Things to Do

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    View from Kaikoura?
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    Whale Watch Boats.
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    Whale Watch Guide.
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  • 1. 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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  • 2. 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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  • 3. 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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  • 4. Ohau Point Seal Colony

    While most people stop at the seal colony along the rocks, not everyone knows to stop at the baby seal playground. I debated whether I should post this or not, but decided the amount of people who may...

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  • 5. 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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  • 6. 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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  • 7. 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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  • 8. 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...

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  • 9. 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...

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  • 10. 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...

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  • 11. 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...

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  • 12. 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...

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  • 13. 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....

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  • 14. 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...

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  • 15. Orient yourself from the Lookout

    The Kaikoura Lookout provides spectacular panoramic views of the township and mountains to the north, Goose Bay to the south, the landscape to the west and the...

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  • 16. Crayfish Shops and Stalls

    Sure, you can get crayfish – as lobster is called here – in many restaurants in Kaikoura. But what about a small portion right at the place where it comes...

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  • 17. There is More than Wildlife: Historic places

    Kaikoura is more than wildlife. It offers great walking, tramping and watersport activities (ie. kayaking), and the Mt. Lyfield skifield a little further out of...

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  • 18. Fabulous Walks and Hiking Tours

    With such scenery it is nearly a must to explore the Kaikoura region on foot, at least on a coastal walk.As I am not very good with watching the tides I prefer...

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  • 19. Glenstrae Farm 4 Wheeler Adventures

    3 hours of great fun! After gearing up with helmet, boots, and waterproof jacket it's time for some short instruction. Your guide will have you take a few spins...

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  • 20. Kaikoura Winery

    What a beautiful winery! Come enjoy the samples, buy some snacks from the deli, and enjoy the incredible views from the outdoor patio area. The staff encouraged...

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  • 21. Pool with a View

    Down the Southern end of Kaikoura is the local swimming pool. It's not much to look at but has stunning views of the surrounding Inner Kaikoura mountains. The...

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  • 22. the marine Mammal

    the Fur - Seal and Sea Lions be aware.they are territorial animals, the male has no hesitation to give you a run for your money....but actually, you might stay...

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  • 23. Photo Safari

    Kaikoura may look like a quiet place and it is!! There is, however, quite a lot to point a camera at and capture some great memories of your time in New Zealand...

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  • 24. Frollic with the Dolphins

    As well as seeing lots of whales in kaikoura you have a very good chance of seeing Dolphins having fun in the water. They come through here on a regular basis...

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  • 25. Maori Leap Caves

    This limestone cave is known for the stalagmites and stalactites that have an orange colour because of the ironoxide. It's also got fossilised bones and a...

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