On your way in to Kaikōura stop in to Glenstrae Farm 4WD Adventures for the ride of your life. Travel through native bush and hill country farmland for the opportunity to see spectacular views of the rugged Kaikōura coastline, Haumuri Bluffs and NZ Fur Seals.
Once you arrive in Kaikōura, first thing you’ll want to do is fuel up for a busy afternoon ahead. Take this opportunity to sample some of New Zealand’s finest seafood delicacies, including crayfish which is what the town is named after. See our Top 5 Places to Eat Seafood here.
Hire an bike from Coastal Sports and explore the beauty of Kaikōura. Kaikōura is famous for the mountains to sea landscape, it creates great varied terrain in the area. Stick to the easier scenic route of along the esplanade out to Point Kean Seal Colony or if you’re wanting to push yourself a bit further, one of our favourite routes is The Kaikōura Trail. Loosely following the perimeter of the Kaikōura plains and skirting the Kowhai and Hapuku Rivers, the Kaikōura Trail features trails that are as diverse as the scenery.
Want to challenge yourself and your group? Test out one of The Emporium’s Escape Rooms. These are themed games in which players are 'locked' in a room and have a set time limit to find clues and solve a series of puzzles to enable them to escape or complete a mission.
Kaikōura hosts some of the most breath-taking sunsets in New Zealand, and there’s no better place to experience that than on the Pacific Ocean. Join Seal Kayak Kaikōura for one of their popular sunset tours. The first kayak tour of its kind keeps your hands free as you use your feet to pedal kayak around the peninsula. Spot Blue Penguins, Albatross and NZ Fur Seals whist you sit back and watch the last of the sun’s rays light up the sky as it disappears over the Kaikōura Mountain Ranges.