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Local Attractions and Activities

Things to see & do

Here are some suggestions on activities you can enjoy and what you can expect to experience during your stay. Your hosts, Kerry and Julie, are more than happy to offer advice and make bookings for you. Make sure you visit the i-Site Visitor Information Centre in town for more details.

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What better way to explore the beautiful coast of Kaikoura than from your very own sea kayak! Kaikoura Kayaks offer a range of Guided options which include the Wildlife tour, Private tours, and the Sunset Evening Classic tour. There's something for everyone!

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Kaikoura Golf Club

Kaikoura’s golf course is nestled between the magnificent vista of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountains and the ocean waters of the Pacific Ocean

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Whale Watch

Whale Watch Kaikoura

New Zealand's ultimate marine experience. Whale Watch Tours operate daily throughout the year. Tours are extremely popular and it is advised to book early

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An unforgettable experience in one of New Zealand’s most breath-taking destinations. Choose swimming or watching and immerse yourself in the world beneath (and above) the waves. Bookings are essential.

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Albatross Encounter

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Kaikoura boasts some of the country's best cycle tracks and trails with magnificent views and suitable for all levels of fitness. From the mountain trails, rivers & valleys to picturesque coastal rides there's plenty to choose from.

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Experience it all from above in a one-of-a-kind adventure with Kaikoura's only locally owned and operated Heli provider! South Pacific Helicopters offer a range of tours including Whale & Scenic flights. Bookings essential.

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Whale Watch

Come and fly with Wings Over Whales and experience a unique perspective soaring above the wildlife and scenery.

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Eat & Drink

The Pier Hotel is one of Kaikoura's most popular places to enjoy a meal, while taking in the breathtaking scenery. This historic character filled restaurant & bar is located right on the waterfront, and well worth a visit.

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Fishing Charters

Kaikoura offers a good selection of choices if you're keen on a spot of fishing. There are a number of local boats offering fishing charters and trips, such as...

The Rod Father

Seamist Fishing Charters

Top Catch Fishing Charters



For unique local hospitality you can't go past a visit to the iconic Strawberry Tree Restaurant & Bar. With a great seafood menu, live entertainment and a quirky Irish themed interior, the Strawberry tree is the place to be.

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