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COVID 19 UPDATE: NZ is currently at Level 1 – Click here for what’s open in Kaikōura at Level 1.

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Kaikōura - What's open at Level 1

Kaikoura is open! We are welcoming everyone in New Zealand to come explore our beautiful coastal town.

Right now New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 1 – “Unite for the recovery”

This means that businesses are now open.

Find out more about what Alert Level 1 means on the
COVID-19 website

Controls at the borders remain for those entering New Zealand, including health screening and testing for all arrivals, and mandatory 14 day managed quarantine or isolation. Information on international travel

Support your local communities – For more information about which activities and businesses are open in Kaikōura at Level 1.

Please see our list of business below which will be updated daily.

For enquiries, bookings and i-SITE SPECIALS please contact our friendly team at Kaikōura i-SITE Visitor Centre

Contact us: Phone: (+64) 3 319 5641 | Email:

i-SITE Opening Hours

09.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday – Thursday
09.00 am to 5.00 pm Friday – Sunday



Air Kaikoura  i-SITE SPECIAL 
Kaikoura Helicopters  i-SITE SPECIAL 
South Pacific Helicopters – i-SITE SPECIAL 
Wings Over Whales – i-SITE SPECIAL


Quad Biking – Glenstrae Farm 4WD Adventures I-SITE SPECIAL 
Llama Trekking  I-SITE SPECIAL 
Emporium Mini Golf, Escape Rooms, Brewery
Clarence River Rafting
Fyffe House
Hunting – South Pacific Safaris
Kaikoura Museum
Kaikoura Shuttles – Transfers Only (9.00am to 5.00pm)
Lavendyl Lavender Farm
Mt Lyford Ski Area
Puhi Peaks Kaikoura Hunting
Sheep Shearing Show (daily 1.30pm)
Seal Club Scooter Hire
Soul Studio – Yoga, Dance, Fitness
Spa / Beauty – Indulge Beauty & Spa
Woolshed Gallery
Atawera Art – Tattoo & Art Studio


Albatross Encounter
Coastal Encounter Kaikoura
Kaikoura Kayaks – i-SITE SPECIAL
Top Catch Fishing Charters – i-SITE SPECIAL
Kaikoura Fishing Tours
Koura Bay Fishing
Rodfather Fishing Charters
Seal Kayak Kaikoura
Seamist Fishing Charters
Kaikoura Marine Tours Eco Tours

Wine & Dine

For a full list of Kaikōura restaurants, bars, cafes and takeaway options.

Download here 

Please check here for regular updates.




For  accommodation enquiries and availability please contact us. Our i-SITE team provides expert advise on local accommodation options and is dedicated to find the best place for your stay in Kaikōura!


InterCity services are operating. Please contact us about time schedules.

The Interislander & Bluebridge ferries are open for travel across Cook Strait.

Please contact us for transport schedules, prices and bookings.