Few places in the world can boast of such natural wonders as those offered by land and sea in Kaikōura
Kaikōura is the northern-most district within the Canterbury region and is easily accessible with a 2.5hr drive from Christchurch. To the North is the port of Picton just 2hrs drive, where you can catch the ferry across to Wellington.
Self-drive visitors can explore the North Canterbury region by following the Alpine Pacific touring route, which links Kaikōura with Hanmer Springs and the Waipara wine region, just 45mins North of Christchurch.
For updated road and travel time information to/from Kaikōura check nzta.govt.nz/traffic website.