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.


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


Kaikoura Coast Track. This two-day walk provides uncrowded, unguided hiking and two nights in rustic yet comfortable accommodation along...


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

Swimming with Dolphins and Seals

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


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


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