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


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


Book Your Trip

Compare Sites:

Compare Sites:

Compare Sites:

Trip Finder

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.