Whats on in Kaikoura, North Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand
Our area offers numerous opportunities to relax and come " Close to nature." Walk the many wonderful scenic Coastal tracks in the area or just stroll along our beautiful beach front and admire our stunning snow capped mountains. Enjoy the daily seafood BBQ on your walk to the Seal colony which is only a ten minute walk from Austin Heights.
Seafest weekend is the first weekend in October and is very popular for its fresh seafood and great music. You will need to book ahead to avoid disappointment.
The following are a few suggestions of some of our popular visitor attractions.
|Kaikoura Whale Watch||
Giant Sperm Whales are the stars of the show and year round residents. Our 95% success rate means we guarantee an 80% refund if your tour does not see a whale.
|Kaikoura Albatross Encounter||
Experience the sensation off getting close to the mighty albatross, one of the world's largest flight birds.
|Kaikoura, Swim with Dolphins||
Swimming with or watching the dusky dolphins in their natural environment is something very special.
|Quad Biking, Kaikoura||
The opportunity to see spectacular views of the rugged Kaikoura coastline and see the seals! Ride your own 4 wheeler bike or enjoy a guided ATV tour in our 8 wheel Argo.
A totally unique experience seal swimming with New Zealand Fur Seals in their own spectacular environment on Kaikoura's beautiful coast!
|Scuba Diving in Kaikoura|
|Seal Sea Kayaking in Kaikoura||
Watch Fur Seals dive and manoeuvre around and under your kayak. Paddle with them as they swim around the Peninsula hunting for Octopus.
|Fishing Charters in Kaikoura||
The waters of the clean, blue Pacific Ocean just off the coast of Kaikoura are bountiful indeed. Crayfish, (NZ Rock Lobster), Cod, Grouper, and many more species are caught here, and Kaikoura Fishing Charters specialise in guiding groups of 4 - 10 passengers on their vessel "Takapu"