Wide open spaces, braided rivers, mountains and whale watching; Kaikoura has it all.
Kaikoura (It’s name is Maori for seafood) is a small town of just over 3,000 on the East Coast of the South Island, between Christchurch to the South and Marlborough to the North.
Situated at the foot of the spectacular Kaikoura Ranges, Kaikoura is renowned for it’s excellent crayfish and there is fine selection of excellent cafes and restaurants serving the local specialties.
The deep seas and warm currents in the seas off Kaikoura provide an abundance of food for marine life. Sperm whales, Orcas and dolphin are attracted to the area and are a popular draw card for visitors. Whale watching and swimming with dolphins trips operate year round from the town.