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Kaikoura

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Head to the small town of Kaikoura, a humble setting from which to witness some of nature's grandest designs. Spot the marine life that lives permanently off the coast, such as whales, seabirds, dolphins, and fur seals, before enjoying a traditional meal of crayfish in one of the many charming restaurants in the town's center. Kaikoura's natural attractions make it a great base for exploring the surrounding landscape: the alpine mountain range that touches the coast here offers stunning views and extensive hiking opportunities. Whether you only want to go to Kaikoura, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly New Zealand planning tool.
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Popular things to do in Kaikoura

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Hiking Trail
Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Landmark
Ohau Point Seal Colony
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.3
Duration: 3h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Ohau Stream Walk
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Kaikoura

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Hot Spring
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa Hanmer Springs
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Hanmer Springs Adventure Centre Hanmer Springs
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Mountain
Conical Hill Hanmer Springs
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Forest
Hanmer Forest Hanmer Springs
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Kaikoura

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer School
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Kaikoura Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Outdoors in Kaikoura

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Outdoor Activity
Walks Kaikoura
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
Outdoor Activity
Tinbum Charters
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Outdoor Activity
rod father Kiakoura
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Kaikoura

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Peninsula Seal Colony
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Kaikoura

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Theme Park
Fyffe View Ranch Adventure Park
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Aquarium
Kaikoura Marine Aquarium
2.7
Duration: 2 hours

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