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Kaikōura

The Coast With The Most

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.

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Alpine Pacific Touring Route

Alpine Pacific Touring Route Alpine Pacific Touring Route

Alpine Pacific Touring Route

Self-drive visitors can explore the North Canterbury region by following the Alpine Pacific touring Route, which links Christchurch with Kaikōura, Hanmer Springs and the Waipara wine region, just 45mins North Of Christchurch.
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Whale watching? Check! Dolphin Swimming? Check! Crayfish meal? Check! You know what’s brought you to Kaikōura, you’ve ticked your bucket list on this little township but now, it’s our turn. Let us show you what you’ve missed and what little gems shouldn’t escape your attention while you’re here
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The breath-taking scenery of Kaikōura is best explored on foot. Wake up with the rising sun over the Pacific Ocean and send it off with a platter and wine snuggled under a blanket on the beach. Here’s our favourite spots in Kaikōura to take in the glowing light of dusk and dawn. Read More

Just after midnight on the 14 November 2016, most of central New Zealand woke following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The Kaikōura earthquake tore through fault lines, demolishing houses, ripping up roads and railways and causing massive landslides as it travelled. Read More

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