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Kaikoura Attractions and Activities

If you are looking for a picturesque coastal resort town with magnificent marine life and superb fish, then Kaikoura is the ideal option you have been searching for. Kaikoura attractions and activities are best known for fantastic whale watching (including the mighty Sperm Whale), swimming with both dusky dolphins and fur seals, deep sea fishing, bird watching (including the albatross) and delectable crayfish. In addition Kaikoura boasts a range of other outdoor attractions including adventurous trekking through the Seaward Kaikoura Ranges, sheep shearing, hunting, kayaking and more more

Kaikoura is a beautiful coastal town and region. Kaikoura rests on the coast with full views of the impressive Seaward Kaikoura Ranges which just a little down the highway descend straight into the sea. The coastline is alive with southern fur seals basking on the rocks in the sun as well as range of marine birdlife including; albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters. In Kaikoura there is no shortage of marine activities and fish to catch – with a great abundance of fish bring brought up from the nearby Hikurangi Trench by the upwelling ocean currents in the area.

 

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  • AIR KAIKOURA - Kaikoura

    AIR KAIKOURA - Kaikoura

    Air Kaikoura was the first to offer Whale Watching flights and for the last 25 years has been providing amazing whale experiences, scenic flights, pilot-a-plane trips and pilot training. Let Murray and his friendly team of pilots/instructors fly you over the Kaikoura Sea Canyon to view the mighty Sperm whale from the tip to the tail.

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    627 Kaikoura South Road, Kaikoura 7374, New Zealand
  • ALBATROSS ENCOUNTER - Kaikoura

    ALBATROSS ENCOUNTER - Kaikoura

    Mobile-friendly - Kaikoura has the greatest number of different seabirds in a small area. View these birds in their natural environment. Birds include albatross, petrels, shearwaters, terns, shags and gulls. Experience the sensation of getting close to the mighty albatross, one of the world's largest flight birds.

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    96 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • CHRISTCHURCH TOURING COMPANY - Christchurch

    CHRISTCHURCH TOURING COMPANY - Christchurch

    Mobile-friendly - Here at Christchurch Touring Company, we specialise in small group tours, luxury charter services, cruise ship excursions and exclusive airport transfers. Our range includes Christchurch City, Canterbury and the surrounding regions – including Kaikoura, Akaroa and Banks Peninsula, Hanmer Springs and further afield.

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    60 Hawthorne Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • CLARENCE RIVER RAFTING - Kaikoura

    CLARENCE RIVER RAFTING - Kaikoura

    Clarence River Rafting specializes in multi-day wilderness journeys on the Clarence / Waiau Toa River. This active holiday showcases New Zealand’s superb alpine scenery unique to this remote valley. We serve delicious local food and wine and provide all safety and camping equipment as well as experienced and knowledgeable guides. The trip length varies from seven to two days/nights.

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    3802 SH 1, R.D. 1, Kaikoura, 7371, New Zealand
  • DIVE KAIKOURA - Kaikoura

    DIVE KAIKOURA - Kaikoura

    Seal Swimming and Scuba Diving adventure in the shallow waters off Kaikoura's rocky coastline - interact and appreciate the unique marine life, NZ fur seals, sponges, seastars and many different species of fish life that shelter in the kelp forests atop rocky limestone reefs.

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    0800 SCUBADIVE (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Yarmouth Street, Kaikoura, 7300, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER - Kaikoura

    DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER - Kaikoura

    Dolphin watching and swimming in Kaikoura. Get wonderful views of the spectacular and acrobatic dusky dolphins from one of our boats. See the dolphins in their natural environment with the option to swim amongst these friendly creatures. Swimming with the dolphins is an experience of a lifetime.

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    96 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • EXECUTIVE LIMOUSINES NELSON LTD - Nelson

    EXECUTIVE LIMOUSINES NELSON LTD - Nelson

    Mobile-friendly - Tour Nelson's boutique wineries, gardens, scenic highlights, arts and crafts galleries. Taste the wine or meet the artists in their studios in New Zealand's sunshine capital. We can organise personalised itineraries to suit and small group tours. We have a range of vehicles, able to cater for all group sizes. We have tours covering the top of the South Island.

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    Nelson, New Zealand
  • FISH KAIKOURA - Kaikoura

    FISH KAIKOURA - Kaikoura

    Mobile-friendly - The most awesome fishing charter, with experienced crew. "Skipper Mark" will take you on an adventure of a life-time catching an enormous array of fish and pulling cray pots. All equipment provided, quality reels, well maintained. Fishing within minutes of leaving shore. Your catch filleted and bagged. All levels of experience welcomed. Scenic tours available for groups up to 8.

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    0800 768 020 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    South Bay Marina, Moa Road, South Bay, Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • HASSLE-FREE KAIKOURA TOUR

    HASSLE-FREE KAIKOURA TOUR

    Mobile-friendly - Hassle Free Tours provides a full day tour that includes a scenic drive from Christchurch over the Canterbury plains before arriving in Kaikoura. On this tour, you'll have time to explore Kaikoura, go on tour with Whale Watch Kaikoura, and visit to a seal colony. This tour will be informative and entertaining with commentary from our local kiwi guides.

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    296 Prestons Road, Marshland, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • INDULGE BODY & SOUL - Kaikoura

    INDULGE BODY & SOUL - Kaikoura

    Your journey starts in the relaxation room, the perfect buffer between the world outside and the warm, scented heart of the Day Spa. After changing into the lush soft robes, allow yourself to be led through the candlelit ambiance and soothing sounds of our historic villa, to your treatment room. G1801.

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    157 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • KAIKOURA COAST SEAL COLONY WALK - Kaikoura

    KAIKOURA COAST SEAL COLONY WALK - Kaikoura

    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 perfect shelter for fur seals and their puppies.

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    KAIKOURA COAST TRACK - Kaikoura

    Mobile-friendly - One of New Zealand's finest private walks. The Kaikoura Coast Track is a 2-day loop, unguided private walking track through beautiful bush-clad valleys, across hill country farmland and along the fabulous untouched Kaikoura coastline, with views of the Kaikoura snowclad mountains rising out of the sea. Experience real farm hospitality. Tramp between lodges with just a day pack.

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    RD4, Cheviot, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • KAIKOURA FISHING CHARTERS - Kaikoura

    KAIKOURA FISHING CHARTERS - Kaikoura

    You will enjoy excellent deep sea fishing with our safe, experienced team aboard the 12.6-metre vessel Takapu. Blue cod, sea perch, grouper and many other species are caught, New Zealand rock lobster pulled up in pots. The famous Kaikoura canyon, mountains, local bird population and sea life provide excellent photographic opportunities.

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    140 South Bay Parade, South Bay 7300, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • KAIKOURA FISHING TOURS - Kaikoura

    KAIKOURA FISHING TOURS - Kaikoura

    Mobile-friendly - Kaikoura Fishing Tours for Crayfish and Fishing Charters with Captain Tomo. One hour to full day trips available with full Penn gear supplied and toilet and cooking facilities onboard. Dive and scenic trips also available. Eco friendly – we take only what we need. Catch filleted and bagged ready for the pan or if preferred, catch and release.

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    +64 27 524 5687 (027 KAIKOURA)
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    0800 2 HOOK UP (Free call - only within NZ)
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    204 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300‎, New Zealand
  • KAIKOURA HELICOPTERS - Kaikoura

    KAIKOURA HELICOPTERS - Kaikoura

    New Zealand's most experienced aerial whale-watching company. We are the only helicopter operator in the world to view Sperm Whales twelve months of the year. Flying is both comfortable and affordable and with the ability to hover, land and go places quickly, a helicopter is the only way to experience the wonderful land and sea scapes of Kaikoura.

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    Whaleway Station Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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  • KAIKOURA KAYAKS - Kaikoura

    KAIKOURA KAYAKS - Kaikoura

    Mobile-friendly - The Kaikoura coast is home to an abundance of marine life and sea birds. The curious NZ Fur Seals, Dusky Dolphins and Blue Penguins are only a few paddle strokes away.There is no better way to explore this fascinating environment than to paddle your own sea kayak on a safe, guided tour with us. No experience or swimming ability necessary.

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    19 Killarney Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • KAIKOURA LLAMA TREKKING - Kaikoura

    KAIKOURA LLAMA TREKKING - Kaikoura

    Kaikoura Llama Trekking includes spectacular views of the Kaikoura mountain ranges, North Island, and Kaikoura peninsular. The half-day trek include a coastal trek along the Kaikoura Bay, a visit to Fyffe House, peninsular seal colony and a free picnic with hot/cold drinks and homemade cake! The full-day trek is a high country trek on private land.

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    12 Kowhai Ford Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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  • KAIKOURA PENINSULA WALKWAY - Kaikoura

    KAIKOURA PENINSULA WALKWAY - Kaikoura

    Observe seals and seabirds, explore historic pā and whaling sites and enjoy clifftop views of the sea and mountains. Suitable for families, the whole walkway takes three hours but you can also explore a range of shorter tracks.

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    KAIKOURA SHUTTLES AND TOURS - Kaikoura

    Mobile-friendly - Kaikoura Shuttles & Tours provides an introductory 2 hour tour, allowing you to see the very best that Kaikoura has to offer in our comfortable 12-seater mini bus. Our tour starts with a visit to a fragrant lavender farm, then onto Ohau Point, looking out across a large fur seal colony and Fyffe House (the historic Whalers Cottage).

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    94 Churchill Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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  • KAIKOURA SNORKELING TOURS - Kaikoura

    KAIKOURA SNORKELING TOURS - Kaikoura

    Kaikoura’s coastline is unique providing some of the best snorkelling in New Zealand. Here’s your chance to snorkel with a very experienced guide. Learn techniques in free diving. Best locations in various weather conditions. All equipment supplied. Maximum group size: 6 people. Snorkel in ‘Rahui’ marine sanctuary. G1102.

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    0800 2SNORKEL (Free call - only within NZ)
  • KAIKOURA WILDERNESS WALKS AND LODGE - Kaikoura

    KAIKOURA WILDERNESS WALKS AND LODGE - Kaikoura

    Mobile-friendly - Take a walk on the wild side and experience a wilderness walk of a lifetime. Our 3-day guided walk traverses New Zealand's highest privately owned land. An extraordinary journey of discovery. Guests will enjoy spectacular vistas of untouched wilderness, beautiful accommodation at Shearwater Lodge in an outstanding location, wonderful local cuisine and Kiwi hospitality at its very best.

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    PO Box 177, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • LAVENDYL LAVENDER FARM & DYLAN'S COUNTRY COTTAGES - Kaikoura

    LAVENDYL LAVENDER FARM & DYLAN'S COUNTRY COTTAGES - Kaikoura

    For a rural retreat in Kaikoura, try Dylan's rustic cottage accommodation. Our self-contained cottages are surrounded by lavender and flower gardens and we even have an on-site gift shop that crafts lavender oil and other quality lavender products. We offer two unique lodge/chalet style cottages 'Mahoe' and 'Kowhai', situated in a rural setting beneath the spectacular seaward Kaikoura mountain range.

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    268 Postmans Road, RD1, Kaikoura Flat 7371, New Zealand
  • LEISURE TOURS - Christchurch

    LEISURE TOURS - Christchurch

    Tours in Canterbury, South Island and North Island to areas like Kaikoura, Akaroa, Hanmer Springs, Queenstown, Wanaka, Milford Sounds and others for whale watching, dolphin swimming, golf, wine trails, farm tours and more. We can show you the best of what Canterbury has to offer. ID#2d30c1.

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  • OHAU WATERWALL WALK - Kaikoura

    OHAU WATERWALL WALK - Kaikoura

    The track makes it way alongside the creek and around the bass of the train bridge. The time stated for the walk on the notice board is 10 minutes. The walk around the rock face, remind me of the walk around the karangahake gorge in the north island. Watch out for seals they swim up the creek to the falls.

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  • PUHI PEAKS HUNTING - Kaikoura, NZ

    PUHI PEAKS HUNTING - Kaikoura, NZ

    Hunt with our experienced and knowledgeable guides on the highest freehold land in New Zealand. Proximity to Kaikoura. Hunt by the day, or stay at Shearwater Lodge, Kaikoura’s Wilderness Lodge. Tailored packages to suit your requirements. Puhi Peaks Hunting operates under a deer management plan as part of the overall management of internationally renowned Puhi Peaks Nature Reserve.

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    PO Box 177, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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