Don’t be deceived, there’s more to Kaikōura than marine life!
A destination for all seasons, Kaikōura offers activities for everyone.
Whether you enjoy just soaking up the surrounding beauty, walking the shores or more active pursuits, there’s plenty to see and do in Kaikōura on land, by sea, or in the air!
Local tour operators offer the chance to watch whales, dolphins, sea-birds and many other species of marine life on a daily basis; by boat, flight and by land. With wet-suits provided, visitors can even join dolphins and seals in their ocean environment.
Kaikōura is renowned for its great fishing grounds, which anyone can enjoy by boat with a local fishing guide. Experience scuba diving the undersea world for some of the best reef diving in the country, or kayaking around the ruggedly beautiful Peninsula.
If you prefer to stay on land, there is quad biking on a working beef and sheep farm with some exhilarating views, you can visit the lavender farm, enjoy a massage or a beauty treatment, check out the many mountain bike and walking tracks or explore Kaikōura’s history at Fyffe House and the museum, to name a few options…
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