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Kaikōura is open for business! CLICK HERE for a list of activities, tour operators and eateries that are OPEN.

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Kaikōura - What's open

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

SEE BELOW a full list of activities, eateries, accommodation and transport.

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 Brewery, Mini Golf, Escape Rooms
Clarence River Rafting
Fyffe House
Glencree Estate – Hunting & Walking & 4WD Wildlife Tours
Hunting – Puhi Peaks Kaikoura
Kaikoura E-Bikes
Kaikoura Museum
Kaikoura Short Walks
Kaikoura Coast Track
Kaikoura Shuttles – 9.00am to 5.00pm
Lavendyl Lavender Farm
Middle Hill Mountain Biking
Seal Club Scooter Hire
Soul Studio – Yoga, Dance, Fitness
The Point Sheep Shearing Show (daily 1.30pm)
Woolshed Gallery
Atawera Art – Tattoo & Art Studio


Whale Watch Kaikoura
Albatross Encounter i-SITE SPECIAL
Dolphin Swimming & Watching i-SITE SPECIAL
Dive 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
South Bay Fishing Charters
Kaikoura Marine Tours Eco Tours
Kiwi Surf Experience

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.

The Coastal Pacific between Picton and Christchurch is currently not operating over winter.
The Iconic TranzAlpine Rail Journey is open for travel!

For road updates in our area please keep an eye on the NZTA website.

contact us for transport schedules, prices and bookings.