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Kaikoura Region

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

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1 hr 45 mins return

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

Coastal camping

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Kaikoura TOP 10 sites with stunning mountain views

Kaikoura Top 10 extends a warm welcome to this maritime wonderland.

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Puhi Puhi Scenic Reserve
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Kaikoura Bp

Public Dump Station

Kaikoura Bp

Public Dump Station

$2 per vehicle.

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Nick Morrison

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.


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.

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