Enjoy delightful wildlife encounters, and crayfish delicacies at the dreamy coastal city of Kaikōura. Sitting on a dramatic peninsula, Kaikōura boasts a superb location between the snow capped Kaikōura mountain range and the Pacific Ocean. The Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway, dotted with whaling sites and historic pā (Māori defensive terrace), offers stunning cliff top vistas from various viewpoints. Get up close to whales, fur seals, and dolphins in the coastal waters, or enjoy birdwatching tours and sheep shearing shows. The state-of-the-art Kaikōura Museum showcases the region’s diverse culture and is a hub of events and exhibitions. Located on the city’s outskirts is the Lavender Farm that cultivates over 50 varieties of lavender! One can experience the region’s pioneering whaling history at the pink Fyffe House, Kaikōura’s oldest surviving building!
Marine Life & Birds
Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway
Crayfish & Seafood
Recommended New Zealand Tours
Places: Auckland (2 days) → Rotorua (2) → Napier (2) → Wellington (2) → Blenheim (1) → Abel Tasman National Park (2) → Kaikoura (1) → Christchurch (1) → Mount Cook (2) → Wanaka (1) → Te Anau (2) → Queenstown (2) → Te Anau (2)
Tour Highlights: Volcanic Peaks & Black Sand Beaches, Maori Culture, Food & Wine, Wellness & Relaxation, Adventure...
Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura offers a contemporary stay in the heart of this South Island town. This international style motel is located within easy walking distance of local attractions like Whale Watch Center and Takahanga Marae and is just five minutes away from the Kaikoura town center.
Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses is beautiful accommodation set in the midst of a deer breeding farm near Kaikoura in New Zealand’s South Island, overlooking the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range to one side, and the Mangamaunu Bay on the other.
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge Kaikoura is a family-owned lodge nestled amid lush farmlands on a peaceful stretch of Kaikoura, and boasts superb views of the azure waters just across the road. Centrally located, it makes for an ideal base to explore Kaikoura's many attractions.
The White Morph is a quaint oceanfront guest house sitting at the neck of Kaikoura Peninsula on the town's scenic esplanade. Enjoy amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, and the snow-capped Kaikoura mountains inland.