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As you walk, bike or drive around the streets of Kaikōura you can’t escape, the towns love for marine life. Not only are there businesses (by air & sea) that take people out to watch whales, swim with dolphins or seals, but there is also many a store that sells memorabilia that celebrates what makes Kaikōura such a sort after holiday destination.


If you look a little closer as you travel about you will also notice that there is many buildings and structures that has marine themed art upon them. Each unique, each worth taking the time explore and enjoy.




White Morph 

Carpark side of the White Morph Motel along The Esplanade





Cultural Artwork featuring Hutton's Shearwaters 

Train track pillars as you enter Westend






Sperm Whale 

On the side of the old Pot Belly Café beside the Uplift Mall along Westend





Town goings on 

On the side of the public toilets






On the power box opposite The Dusky Lodge 






Kaikōura theme 

On the outside of the Farmlands building along Beach Road





Basking Sharks & Hector’s Dolphins 

Town Lookout on the outside of the Water Tower off Scarborough Terrace





Paua Design 

On the outside of Pacific Jewels beginning of Beach Road





Hector’s Dolphins 

On the outside of the Scout Hall along Beach Road






Underwater world

You may even spot on State Highways 1 north of Kaikoura a marine themed caravan





Marine creatures 

Found along the wall of the outside seating area at Whale Watch Kaikoura







Not quite marine themed but fun all the same. Along the Esplanade next to the Fire Station.