Get to know your favourite marine mammals
Start the day early to see your favourite marine mammals around the Kaikōura coast. Take a boat trip with Dolphin Encounter to get a closer look at the Dusky Dolphins. These joyful and curious residential dolphins like to socialise in big pods and are always a delight to watch. Families with children older than 12 can also join encounter’s dolphin swimming trips. If the seals are your favourite, Seal Swim Kaikōura takes you out in the summer months for a unique up-close swimming experience.
Whale Watching is a very popular family activity that cannot be missed during your family weekend in Kaikōura! Whether it is by boat with Whale Watch Kaikōura or whale watching by air, seeing the magnificent sperm whales in real life is a memorable experience for young and old.
After lunch visit the Kaikōura Museum to dive deeper into the history and culture of the town or learn more about the marine mammals you have seen on your morning trip.
Break up the day with a Sheep Shearing Show at 1.30 pm daily at The Point. If you are more up for something active the Kowhai Bike Trail is our most family friendly bike track that follows along the Kowhai river and native bush.