Glenstrae Farm 4 Wheeler Adventures Visit website

For an unforgettable family experience you can't go past, Glenstrae Farm 4 Wheeler Adventures. You will be guided over this 1600-acre, third-generation working farm, with . . . More . . . 

Kaikoura Helicopters - Whale Watching Visit website

Kaikoura Helicopters is the only true way to experience Kaikoura's many natural wonders. Whether it is whale watching or one our spectacular alpine flights, you . . . More . . . 

Seal Swim Kaikoura Visit website

Swimming with wild New Zealand fur seals in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula truly is a unique experience. . . . More . . . 

Cafe Encounter Visit website

ENCOUNTER KAIKOURA - Cafe Encounter is in a superb location on the Kaikoura Peninsula with spectacular ocean and mountain views. The cafe provides both indoor . . . More . . . 

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Kaikoura Kayaks Visit website

Voted "TOP CHOICE" Lonely Planet! Watch seals dive and manoeuvre around and under your kayak. Paddle with them as they swim around the coastline hunting . . . More . . . 

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Whale Watch Kaikoura Visit website

Whale Watch® is New Zealand's only marine-based whale watching company offering visitors an exciting up-close encounter with the giant Sperm Whale all year round. . . . More . . . 

Albatross Encounter Visit website

ALBATROSS ENCOUNTER - Get up close and personal to the largest wingspan in the world, the Wandering Albatross. This boat-based tour takes you to visit . . . More . . . 

Lavendyl Lavender & Dylans Country Cottages Visit website

Stroll in our beautifully landscaped gardens full of lavender, natives and more. Browse our collection of natural lavender products in the shop and gallery. . . . More . . . 

Encounter Kaikoura Visit website

DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER - There are many reasons for you to visit Kaikoura but the main one has to be to experience the Dolphin Encounter tour. . . . More . . . 

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Eat crayfish in Kaikōura: dine al fresco on this hallmark cuisine

So, in Maori, kai means food and koura means crayfish. Right. The water off this cool coast is wild with sealife, including that New Zealand delicacy: crayfish. Read the story . . . 

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Whale watching: close encounters on the water

The Hikurangi Trench, about 80km off the coast of Kaikoura and 3.5km deep, is home to a wealth of deep-sea marine life, including sperm whales, orca, blue whales and humpback whales.  Read the story . . . 

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Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway

Observe seals and seabirds, explore historic pa and whaling sites and enjoy sensational clifftop views of the sea and mountains from this unique walking track. Read the story . . . 

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Kaikōura: where crayfish and mountains meet

Kaikoura is a magical place where the mountains literally meet the sea — it’s as if a fairy-tale land has been imagined into real life writes Liz Carlson. Read the story . . . 

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Coastal Kaikōura: magnificent marine life

There was a time, not so long ago in the grand scale of things, when the whale-watching industry in New Zealand did most of its observation of whales over the . . . Read the story . . . 

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Hikurangi Marine Reserve

Visiting this reserve is an unparalleled opportunity to see whale, dolphin and seabird species, often in large numbers. Read the story . . . 

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