Surf the local breaks, dive into some fresh crayfish and get up close and personal with some rare and beautiful wildlife.
From the thrill of whale spotting by plane, trekking with llamas and visiting with seals, there are so many exciting opportunities to explore this unique area by land, sea or air.
The waters in this part of the world are home to a vast array of marine mammals and birdlife which can be viewed from above and below the waves. View giant sperm whales, playful dusky dolphins, and inquisitive fur seals by boat, or get even closer by swimming with seals and dolphins. Go fishing with a local and catch your own dinner, explore the stunning coast by kayak or immerse yourself in one of our excellent dive sites.
Discover the hills, valleys and streets of Kaikōura with a range of fun and family friendly land-based activities. Enjoy exhilarating views with a quad-biking trip on a working beef and sheep farm, visit the local lavender farm, check out the mountain bike trails, explore Kaikōura’s history at Fyffe House or meander through town, enjoy lunch at one of the local cafes and browse the outdoor, homeware, fashion and giftware stores.
For memories to last a lifetime, take a scenic helicopter flight, offering 360-degree views over the rugged ranges, coastline and Pacific Ocean.