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Kaikōura i-SITE visitor information centre


Kia Ora and Welcome to Kaikōura i-SITE


The Kaikōura i-SITE is your first stop for local, friendly travel advice and bookings to make the most of your visit to Kaikōura, our surrounding regions and beyond!


Our enthusiastic and friendly team of local experts are here to provide you up-to date information, comprehensive impartial advice and booking services for your activities, tours, accommodation and transport.


You can reach us online, by phone or in person by visiting our Visitor Information Centre, where you can pick up a local map and let us help you explore Kaikōura.


Whether you are in Kaikōura or still in the process of planning your trip, we are here to help you with your journey to create an unforgettable experience!


Please scroll down to learn more about what we do at our i-SITE.


The Kaikōura i-SITE is an accredited member of New Zealand’s official Visitor Information Network (i-SITE NZ) endorsed by Tourism New Zealand.


Contact us: Phone: (+64) 3 319 5641 | Email: [email protected]



i-SITE Opening Hours 

10.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday - Saturday
10.00 am to 3.00 pm Sunday

What we do – “let us be your guide”



Our i-SITE team provide expert local knowledge and booking services for accommodation, activities & attractions and travel bookings (buses, shuttles, ferries, trains, domestic flights, rental vehicles) for Kaikōura and the rest of New Zealand.

Talk to us for regular specials and discounts on local activities.

Booking ahead - If you are booking ahead for your stay in Kaikoura, we offer an safe and secure online payment platform



Information & advice

The Kaikōura i-SITE has a wealth of printed and online information to share including brochures, maps, bus & ferry timetables. Our consultants have an excellent understanding of different local and national travel products gained through first-hand experience. We can advise on things to do, (local) walks and restaurants recommendations.



Save yourself the time of doing all the research by yourself. Instead, let one of our friendly team be your guide for your next destination(s) within New Zealand. Our consultants will provide expert advice and ideas on all activities, accommodation and transport and can make a personalised plan that will match your travel style.


Other services

Other services we provide are mountain bike & e-bike hire, luggage storage, printing, scanning.

Ticketing - our i-SITE is an agent for national event ticketing (Dash, iTicket and TicketDirect), travel booking websites (booking.com, expedia.com) and is agent for Fish & Game.


Department Of Conservation (DOC)

As a Marine wildlife destination our consultants are well informed to answer enquiries about Kaikōura’s unique marine ecology and native animal species that can be seen from the land or on ocean related tours. Consult with our team about what to expect and see on a marine wildlife tour and have them lay out your options.

Other DOC activities we can help with are local and national walks, great walks, hut and campsite bookings and track information.

For direct inquiries to DOC or to obtain a dog permit in the Kaikōura region contact [email protected] | +64 3 572 9100


Advertise with us

The Kaikōura i-SITE is an ideal location for visitors to start planning for activities, accommodation and transport for both the North and South Island.

We are happy to promote and sell your products and services. If you would like to work with us please do not hesitate to contact us.


The Kaikōura i-SITE has brochure displays for all regions on both the North and South Islands.

The benefits of displaying at our i-SITE:

  • We will recommend your business to potential customers
  • Book customers on your behalf
  • Promote local travel products or services on our website
  • Learn more about the i-SITE network and the membership benefits for your business.


The Kaikōura i-SITE team