Kaikoura Activities

Explore Kaikoura

Kaikoura is a small seaside community 183km north of Christchurch. Although the peninsula is backed by the dazzlingly snow-capped 2600m Seaward Kaikoura's, the town’s climate is tempered by the sea. Situated in New Zealand’s “sunbelt”, the region averages over 2000 hours of sunshine annually. As one of the rare places where giant whales, dusky and Hector’s dolphins, NZ fur seals, albatross, penguins, and various pelagic birds can all be viewed year-round, the area is a mecca for wildlife enthusiasts. However, there’s more to Kaikoura than its marine population:

  • Its great surf,
  • Beautiful Wilderness Walkway
  • Nearby ski fields
  • Excellent local seafood (especially crayfish)
  • Wineries all help to attract the region's many visitors
  • Whale Watch
  • Dolphin Encounter
  • Seal Swim
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