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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 95%Adventure Travelers
- 68%Family Travelers
- 59%Green Travelers
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- KaikouraMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Oct 28, 2013
Set against a dramatic backdrop where rugged mountains meet the sea, the picturesque town of Kaikoura is famous for whale watching, among other wildlife encounters. Whale watching trips leave the town several times a day and the local seal colony is always entertaining. There are also plenty of cafés, restaurants and shops to explore. Don’t miss feasting on a plate of the delicious local crayfish. An easy two-hour drive north of Christchurch, Kaikoura makes for a great day trip or a fun stop on your way north to Marlborough for a little wine tasting.
- KaikouraOct 21, 2013
Kiakoura is one of those New Zealand towns that really has stacks going for it. Situated by the sea it takes advantage of this both before and after dinner. Dolphin and seal encounters are great fun and the seafood on the menu is to die for.
- KaikouraSep 15, 2012
Holding the visual trifecta of blue ocean, green land, and white-capped mountains, Kaikoura is nothing short of epic. It's one of few places in the world where you can surf in the morning, snowboard in the afternoon, and surf again in the evening. A 'board' sandwich, if you will. As in all of NZ, the people are as welcoming and unassuming as you can imagine and most are perpetually in awe of the wonder that surrounds in every direction.
- KaikouraAug 15, 2012
Kaikoura is on the east coast of the south island and is wedged between the mountains and the ocean, and it's a stunning location. I lived there for a year managing a backpacker hostel, so am be a bit biased, but I think it's one of the best places in NZ. You can go whale watching and see sperm whales as big as buses. You can swim with dolphins ( hundreds of them, not just one or two). You can also swim with seals, which is the only place I have ever seen this on offer. You can skydive, quad bike, horse ride, fly a plane. Or just go for a walk around the stunning peninsula. Kaikoura means 'to eat crayfish' in Maori and this is def the place to do that, or go and fish for your own. There is also a small compan here that does a Maori tour which is a more local experience tha other tours offered in NZ.
- KaikouraJul 03, 2012
Just beautiful! Sleepy little town on the bay, the Mountains are stunning and seem to plunge right into the water. Popular destination with a range of accomodations but doesn't feel too touristy or overrun (though we were there at low season)