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...

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...

Kaikoura Peninsula from the air

11.7 km return | 3 hours return

Show off dolphins

Swim with and watch wild dolphins in Kaikoura

Avoid Camping Fines!

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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.

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Take the 1 minute drive down Kiwa Rd, directly off State Highway. Fantastic rest areas and one of Kaikoura's most consistent surf spots. Jump in the water or just take time next to the mighty Pacific Ocean.

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1 hr 45 mins return

Some large podocarps at the Puhi Puhi Scenic Reserve

800 m return | 15 minutes return

Hinau Track

Mount / Mt Fyffe Walk

Hinau Track

Mount / Mt Fyffe Walk

This track starts at the Mt Fyffe carpark. It is a 45-minute loop through an unusual forest with a number of large hinau trees.

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Kowhai-Hapuku Circuit

Mount / Mt Fyffe

Kowhai-Hapuku Circuit

Mount / Mt Fyffe

This rugged 2-3 day trip over Kowhai Saddle is typical Kaikoura country.