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COVID 19 UPDATE: NZ is currently at Level 2 – Click here for what’s open in Kaikōura at Level 2.

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Kaikōura - What's open at Level 2

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

Right now New Zealand is at Alert Level 2 following the COVID-19 outbreak.

This means that businesses are now open, but physical distancing is still required.

Find out more about Alert Levels on the
COVID-19 website

Support your local communities – For more information about which activities and businesses are open in Kaikōura at Level 2.

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

10.00 am to 3.00 pm Monday – Friday
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Saturday & Sunday



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


Glenstrae Farm 4 Wheel Adventures I-SITE SPECIAL 
Llama Trekking
Emporium Mini Golf & Escape Rooms
Clarence River Rafting
Kaikoura Museum (open from May 29)
Kaikoura Shuttles – Transfers Only (9.00am to 5.00pm)
Lavendyl Lavender Farm
Soul Studio
Woolshed Gallery
Atawera Art – Tattoo & Art Studio


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

Wine & Dine


Black Rabbit Pizza
Donegal House Restaurant & Bar
Groper Garage Restaurant & Bar
Kaikoura Indian Restaurant & Cafe
Lobster Inn Tavern
Strawberry Tree Kaikoura
Thai Siam Kaikoura
The Old Kaikoura Winery
The Whaler Bar & Restaurant
Zephyr Restaurant


Allure Cafe
Beach House Cafe
Beam Me Up
BeeBox Kaikoura
Caves Kaikoura Cafe
Food Company Kaikoura
Karaka Lobster
Poppy’s Cafe
Why Not Cafe


Cods & Crayfish
Kaikoura Bakery
Kaikoura Seafood BBQ
Kaikoura Sushi
The Top Shop




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 you to stay Kaikōura!


InterCity services will remain cancelled during Alert Level 2.
Booking for future travel? At this stage bookings are open for travel from Friday 29 May 2020.

Atomic Travel between Picton and Christchurch is now available. Coaches run on 50% capacity. Please do book in advance.

The Interislander & Bluebridge ferries are open at Alert Level 2 for travel across Cook Strait.

Please contact us for transport schedules, prices and bookings.