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Kaikoura Nature and Eco Tourism

Kaikoura Nature Attractions and Eco Tourism is some of the best in New Zealand and is located in the northern Canterbury region. In the sea, Kaikoura is known for its magnificent whale watching (especially mighty sperm whales), its dolphin encounters (including swimming with the dusky dolphins), watching and swimming with the abundant fur seals, its bird watching (including the albatross and other sea birds), and its fishing in these rich waters. On land Kaikoura Nature Attractions and Eco Tourism includes fresh water fishing, hunting and hiking in the stunning Kaikoura mountain ranges. more

Have your most memorable holiday yet with Kaikoura nature attractions and eco tourism. Take a Kiakoura marine cruise and look not only for the Giant Sperm Whale (present year round), pods of dusky dolphins, fur seals and the wondering albatross; but also scan for seasonal humpback whales, the mighty blue whales, pilot whales, and southern right whales as well as killer whales and the Hector – world’s smallest and rarest dolphin.

Kiakoura is a picturesque coastal resort town with the impressive Seaward Kiakoura Mountain Ranges just behind it. Just south along the coast the mountains reach the sea and forming a breath-taking coastline. Scattered along the coastline are numerous seals who have crawled out of the ocean and are basking on the rocks in full view of the coastal highway. Just out to sea is a 2km deep ocean trench, the ocean currents cause a great upwelling bringing many fish and marine plant life up to shallower waters creating a abundant marine eco system – making it ideal for whales, dolphins, seals, fishing – as well as the delicious crayfish for which Kiakoura is famous for.

 

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  • 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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    0800 733 365 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    96 Esplanade, 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
  • 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. Please see our Website for current specials.

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    0800 553 554 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    296 Prestons Road, Marshland, Christchurch, 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 KAYAKS - Kaikoura

    KAIKOURA KAYAKS - Kaikoura

    Mobile-friendly - Kaikoura's Original Kayak Operator Est 1998 - Celebrating 20 years in service. 100% Success rate for Seal Viewing! Join our award winning tour. Paddle with playful Fur Seals, chance encounters with Dusky Dolphins and Blue Penguins. 1/2 day guided 'Seal Kayaking' tours suitable for all ages and abilities. Family’s welcome, no experience needed. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018.

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    0800 452 456 (Free call - only within NZ)
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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 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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    0800 945 337 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    PO Box 177, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • 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. Experience a taste of true free-range hunting amongst New Zealand wilderness in the Seaward Kaikoura mountains. Come over to Puhi Peaks Station and we will arrange the experience of a lifetime!

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    1695 Puhi Puhi Valley road
  • PUREPODS - Canterbury / Kaikoura

    PUREPODS - Canterbury / Kaikoura

    Mobile-friendly - A PurePod is a unique, off-the-grid experience in a luxurious glass cabin located in secluded and stunning slices of beautiful New Zealand landscape. Watch the stars above, pull back the glass sliding doors on all three sides and indulge in the beautiful isolation. There are six fabulous PurePod locations from Banks Peninsula to Kaikoura - which will be your favourite?

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  • SEAL KAYAK KAIKOURA

    SEAL KAYAK KAIKOURA

    Mobile-friendly - Seal Kayak Kaikoura is the first kayak tour of its kind in New Zealand. They allow you to either pedal or paddle and you're going to love how easy it is to kayak in and around our beautiful Kaikoura peninsula using the Hobie Mirage Drive Pedal. All tours are guided with a 100% chance of seeing the NZ Fur Seal.

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    2 Beach Road, Kaikoura , New Zealand
  • SEAL SWIM KAIKOURA - Kaikoura

    SEAL SWIM KAIKOURA - Kaikoura

    Mobile-friendly - Recently listed by ‘Lonely Planet’ as one of the top 10 Marine Encounters Worldwide, snorkelling with wild fur seals in the shallow waters of beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula, is truly a unique experience. It's one of those simple nature experiences that opens your mind to the sheer magnificence of our natural environment and its inhabitants. A must do in New Zealand.

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    0800 732 579 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    58 West End, Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • SOUTH PACIFIC WHALE WATCH - Kaikoura

    SOUTH PACIFIC WHALE WATCH - Kaikoura

    A whale watching experience like no other in Kaikoura, New Zealand. New Zealand's only operator fully permitted by Department of Conservation offering whale watching experiences by helicopter, with exclusive landing sites only available to South Pacific Whale Watch! Unparalleled whale watching experiences!

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    0800 360 886 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    72 West End, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • WHALE WATCH - Kaikoura

    WHALE WATCH - Kaikoura

    Mobile-friendly - New Zealand's ultimate year-round nature experience offering exciting close encounters with giant sperm whales. Kaikoura's semi-resident sperm whales share their unique world with other whale and dolphin species, seals and albatross - all regularly sighted. Our 95% success rate means we guarantee an 80% refund if your tour doesn't see a whale.

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    0800 655 121 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    The Whaleway Station, Whaleway Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • WINGS OVER WHALES - Kaikoura

    WINGS OVER WHALES - Kaikoura

    Mobile-friendly - Experience Kaikoura's mighty Sperm whale, playful Dusky Dolphins, and majestic scenery from above! Whale watching by aeroplane offers the unique perspective of viewing the entire whale from head to tail as he breathes on the ocean’s surface. You will have your own window seat and the opportunity to clearly view and photograph Kaikoura’s marine wildlife during your 30-minute flight.

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    Main Airport Terminal, Kaikoura Airport, 617 State Highway 1, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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