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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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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 . . . 

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Whale Watch Kaikoura Visit website

QUEENS BIRTHDAY SPECIAL15% discount on adult whale watching tours.1st - 4th June 2018.Direct online bookings only.Whale Watch® is New Zealand's only marine-based whale watching company . . . 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 . . . 

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 . . . 

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 . . . 

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 . . . 

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 . . . 

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Food and drink

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

In Māori, kai means food and kōura 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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Activities

Whale watching: close encounters on the water

The Hikurangi Trench off the coast of Kaikōura is home to a wealth of deep-sea marine life, including orca, blue and humpback whales.  Read the story . . . 

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Things to do

Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway

Observe seals and seabirds, explore historic pā 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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Natural attractions

Kaikōura: where crayfish and mountains meet

Kaikōura is a magical place where the mountains literally meet the sea – it’s as if a fairytale land has been imagined into real life. Read the story . . . 

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Coastal Kaikōura: magnificent marine life

Dozens of whale species are represented in these waters: most about as close to whale-watching tourists as they can get without actually hitting the beach. Read the story . . . 

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Things to do

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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