South Island

Kaikoura Region

Squeezed between two giants, a dramatic point where the Southern Alps and Pacific Ocean meet.

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Seal Kayaking

100% Success rate for Seal Viewing! Voted "Top Choice" Lonely Planet, Kaikoura's Original Kayak Operator Est:1998. Paddle with playful Fur Seals, have chance encounters with dusky dolphins and blue penguins on our 1/2 day guided tours in a real sea kayak!

Swim with wild New Zealand fur seals in the shallow bays of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula. This is an experience you do not want to miss! No experience necessary.

Show off dolphins

Swim with and watch wild dolphins in Kaikoura

Kaikoura Peninsula from the air

11.7 km return | 3 hours return

Paikea & whale

Whale Watch is a multiple national and international award winning New Zealand nature-based Tourism Company owned and operated by the indigenous Ngāti Kuri people of Kaikōura, a Māori sub-tribe of the South Island's larger Ngāi Tahu Tribe.

Superb views over the Kaikoura Plain and Peninsula reward those who climb on Mt Fyffe.

1 hr 45 mins return

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Some large podocarps at the Puhi Puhi Scenic Reserve

800 m return | 15 minutes return

Trees for travellers, Kaikoura, NZ