Welcome to Kaikoura...Few places in the world can boast of such natural wonders as those offered by land and sea in Kaikoura. The seaside settlement is the most northern district in the Canterbury region located on the east coast of the South Island (an ideal location for both north and south bound travellers). 2.5 hours drive from Christchurch, 1.5 hours from Blenheim and only 2 hours from Picton - the gateway to the North Island.
The Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Centre is part of New Zealand's official nationwide Visitor Information Network. Kaikoura, where mountains meet the sea, so much to see and do how do you choose? Our local knowledge will help you enjoy what Kaikoura has to offer, make sure you see the hidden gems and assist you with your forward travel plans. Whatever you're after, drop in and ask our friendly team of local travel experts. Start with i-SITE today!
Things to do....
Kaikoura has a rich history and culture to explore. There is plenty to choose from and lots of activities that cater for all abilities marine or land based.
The local speciality is crayfish, you will be spoilt for choice whether you are eating in or dining out.
Explore the shops and support local business.
Kaikoura's community cares about its environment and is taking steps to protect it. Enjoy our piece of paradise.
Where to stay....
Accommodation in Kaikoura is extensive, ranging from campgrounds and backpackers, hostels through to bed and breakfasts, farm-stays, self-contained units, lodges, motels, apartments and motor-inns.
Whatever your budget whether it be for a short break, weekend away or a long holiday with the family or for a romantic getaway Kaikoura has a place to stay for you.