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Kaikoura is categorised as Beachside

Kaikoura Views - Photo Courtesy -Erik Morlang
Sperm whale on a whale watching tour (Photo Courtesy: Tobias Kierk)
Fur Seal colony on Kaikoura's peninsula (Photo Courtesy: Erawo)
Fyffe House (Photo Courtesy: Karora)
Kaikoura Beach - Photo Courtesy Agsftw
Seal - Photo Courtesy Erawo

Reasons to Visit
  • Kaikoura lies in South Island 180 kms from ChristChurch and is renowned for Whale Watching, Bird watching
  • Kaikoura is one of the few places in the world where beach can be seen with snow capped mountains.
  • Marine activities at Kaikoura include whale watching, dolphin encounters (swimming and diving with dolphins ) and swimming with seals
  • Seabirds that are sighted in Kaikoura include Albatross petrels, Shearwaters and Prions etc.
  • Kaikoura lies on the South Island coastal driving Itinerary on the Nelson - Kaikoura - Christchurch - Dunedin
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Christchurch (180 kms), Nelson (243 kms)

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    Fyffe House is built on whalebone piles is the oldest surviving building in Kaikoura. It serves as a reminder of Kaikoura's past as a whaling settlement to today as an eco-tourism centre for whale watching
    Marine Life watching
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway starts at Point Kean and progresses along the South Bay. The Walkway with its marked walk tracks is ideal for families and offers half- and full-day walks. A scenic walking trail flanked by sea and nature to your sides, you are also likely to encounter fur seals, penguins and colonies of sea birds on your walk
    Kaikoura is renowned for its whales. Whale watching happens by boat or air. Giant Sperm Whales can be spotted in its natural habitat all through the year. Depending on the season migrating Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Blue Whales and Southern Right Whales can also be spotted. Apart from whales Fur Seals, Dusky Dolphins, Wandering Albatross and a variety of seabirds can be seen as well.
    Bird Watching, Marine Life watching, Boat Safari

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Average Day / Night Temperature of Kaikoura, New Zealand

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Nearest Airport in Kaikoura
  • Christchurch ( CHC ) , Christchurch-180 Kms
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