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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 website.

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Top of the South

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Top of the South Touring Route

The Top of the South is a perfect driving route getaway, whether you encompass all of the regions or part. A self-drive holiday enables you to take your time while exploring the region at your own pace and get off the beaten track to uncover some lesser-known highlights.
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In one month, Kaikōura’s newest eco-adventure experience is set to open its doors. The team, who first founded an award-winning zipline and eco-tourism venture on Waiheke Island, are counting down to the mid-November launch of EcoZip Adventures Kaikōura. Read more

Fyffe House was literally built on the back of whaling – the initial single-storey cottage, which became the wing of a larger home, rests on piles made from the vertebrae of a mighty Tohorā (Southern right whale). Read More

Trying to decide where to stop on your scenic road trip on the South Island? One place you cannot skip is Kaikōura. Towering mountains line this breathtaking coastline combining New Zealand's best attributes. Read More

Kaikōura packs a punch regarding activity on land and in the ocean. This popular town is world-renowned for its tourism activities and Kai Moana (seafood) but imagine visiting this town and leaving with more than you came. Read More

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