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