Wining and Dining

Local seafood is a speciality in the cafes & restaurants, and at the annual Kaikoura Seafest. © Kaikoura Information & Tourism Inc

Your New Zealand cuisine experience is incomplete without enjoying tasteful seafood dishes in Kaikoura! Kaikoura is a mecca for seafood lovers, with lots of fresh delicacies to try. Local specialties include grouper, cod, mussels, paua (abalone) and of course the towns namesake – Crayfish (lobster). Other delights such as oysters, scallops and whitebait are available in season.

Kaikoura has quality dining choices to suit any requirement whether you are eating in or dining out! From takeaways (NZ fast food) to cafes to upmarket restaurants, there’s a place to satisfy everyone. Indoor or outdoor, all have a wide range of meal choices to cater to any pallet.