Few places in the world can boast of such natural wonders as those offered by land and sea in Kaikoura …. stunning coastal alpine scenery, Whale watching, Dolphin swimming, and a host of eco-tourism oriented activities!
On the rugged east coast of New Zealands South Island, the seaside settlement of Kaikoura is overlooked by majestic mountains which are snow capped for many months of the year. The unique combination of ocean and mountains never fails to leave visitors to Kaikoura in awe. The township is located on a rocky peninsula, protruding from lush farmland beneath the mountains. In the waters off this peninsula, a complex marine system provides an abundantly rich habitat for marine mammals and seabirds making it an ideal place for getting ‚close to nature‘.
Kaikoura is renown for whale watching and is one of the few places in the world that these magnificent creatures can be seen year round. Dolphin and seal swimming, pelagic bird watching, fishing, diving and a large number of other land and water based activities are also available.