This coastal town enjoys a spectacular position between the Pacific Ocean and the dramatic peaks of the Kaikoura Ranges. Many visitors are attracted by the opportunity to take a Whale Watch Tour by boat, or for an airborne view of the Whales you can take a 'Wings over Whales' flight. Whales are attracted to this area by food laden currents that wash through deep ocean trenches located not far from the coastline. Dolphins and seals are abundant and swimming with dolphins is another great way to appreciate the amazing wildlife.
The town has most services including bank, post office, dining and of course accommodation, also a railway station as it is located on the Coastal Pacific line that runs between Picton and Christchurch. Not surprisingly seafood is a local specialty, with the feature dish being Crayfish (a form of rock lobster).
A unique accommodation experience in a stunning environment, Kaikoura mountain range to the west, Pacific Ocean to the east. And on site at Hapuku Lodge Kaikoura a 100 tree olive grove and expansive deer farm.
|Whale Watch Kaikoura|
Off the coast of the village is a marine environment so rich in nutrients that it attracts some of the most magnificent creatures with which we share our planet. Amongst these is the Giant Sperm Whale which can grow up to 20 metres in length
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85 Phillips Drive
Phone: +64 (07) 577 1434