Kaikoura Sports & Activities

December to March are the most popular months for whale-watching and swimming with dolphins or seals, so book well in advance.

Bird-Watching

Albatross Encounter. Birding experts say that when the conditions are right Kaikoura is one of the leading pelagic (oceangoing) bird-watching...

Hiking

Kaikoura Coast Track. The three-day Kaikoura Coast Track walk provides uncrowded, unguided hiking and three nights accommodation along spectacular...

Rafting

Clarence River Rafting. The Clarence is one of New Zealand's least known yet most interesting and scenically stunning wilderness rivers. It...

Swimming with Dolphins and Seals

The dolphin- and seal-spotting opportunities are fantastic. Although operators have led visitors to view and swim with dolphins and seals off...

Whale-Watching

Whale Watch Kaikoura. Sperm whales browse closer to shore at Kaikoura than anywhere else in the world. Humpbacks, pilot whales, and orca pass...

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