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Kaikoura is a small coastal town on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Situated in southern coastal Marlborough about half way between Christchurch and Blenheim, this area of New Zealand is famed for its seafood. View other accommodation in Marlborough

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The Fairways at Ocean Ridge photo
$ 135 - 350 per night
5 Star Luxury Modern Apartments located at the heart of Ocean Ridge, beside the Kaikoura Golf Course. Offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with separate stylish ensuite bathrooms. Or our executive ensuite studio for shorter stays. -...
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Whale Watch Kaikoura photo
Whale Watch Kaikoura: New Zealand's ultimate all-year round nature experience. - - Kaikoura's semi-resident sperm whales share their unique world with a host of the other whale and dolphin species, seals and albatross - all regular sightings aboard Whale...
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Nikau Lodge Boutique B and B photo
$ 105 - 230 per night
High quality affordable Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the heart of Kaikoura, New Zealand - Conveniently located in the heart of Kaikoura with magnificent hilltop views of sea & mountains, Nikau Lodge offers high quality affordable...
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Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park photo
$ 40 - 260 per night
Kaikoura TOP 10 offers you a warm welcome to this amazing maritime wonderland. We have accommodation options to suit every budget, from our Luxury off site Beach Front Villa, to fully Self-Contained, fully featured Park Motels, to...
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Panorama Motel photo
$ 110 - 190 per night
Best views in Town - Great Rates - 22 Water Front units - Warm sunny complex - Off Street parking - Friendly and helpful Staff - Kitchens in all units - Close to resaurants - Sky T.V, BBQ and wireless internet - Units look out on...
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Dive Kaikoura photo
All dive tours are fully guided with a dive professional in the water with you, showing you and safely - interacting with our - fantastic sea life. Topside we have a skipper onboard our dive vessels at all times to assist you with - kitting up, water entry,...
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Fyffe House photo
1850's whaling station. Kaikoura's oldest house. Experience this beautiful environment, examine the whale bones, learn about whaling and enjoy the history. Open 5 days in winter and 7 days in summer. Enroute to seal colony. 5 minutes from centre of Kaikoura.
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Kaikoura Helicopters Ltd photo
Fly with Kaikoura Helicopters Ltd to view the world's largest mammals. See these graceful creatures, plus pods of dolphins, in their spectacular unpolluted marine environment. Kaikoura Helicopters offer scenic flights from our helipad next to the railway station...
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Wings Over Whales photo
To encounter these mammals from the air is an exciting experience and one not to be missed. This includes Sperm whales, dolphins, seals and other whales, such as Humpback, Orca or Killer, Fin and Blue whales. On our scenic flights you will be awed by the spectacular...
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Many thanks to the Kaikoura District Council for this view over the ocean towards the Kaikoura Ranges from The Pier Hotel.
Kaikoura lies on a narrow coastal plain between high mountains and the Pacific Ocean. In places along this coast the mountains drop almost straight into the sea, with barely enough flat land for a single railway line, two lane road and rocky beach to be accommodated and even then some short tunnels are needed on corners. The steepness of the mountains reflects the underwater geography as well and the continental shelf edge lies just offshore here. This causes the ocean around Kaikoura to be rich in sea life and attracts seals, whales (and humans) to the area to partake in the bounty of the sea.

In maori kai means eat and koura is crayfish (rock lobster). So Kaikoura is a place to eat crayfish.
The Maori settled in Kaikoura long before European colonisation of New Zealand and cultivated the coastal plain, planting kumera, a form of sweet potato.

Kaikoura is on State Highway 1, and you must pass through it if you are driving that route. Two hours drive north of Christchurch.

* Go whale watching.

* Surf - reef breaks and point breaks. Two surf shops in Kaikoura plus local surfboard manufacturer Surge Surfboards.

* Take a fishing trip.

* Kayak or swim with seals and dolphins.
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