Kaikoura is situated north-eastern coast of the South Island of New Zealand in the Marlborough region. It offers tourists the chance to watch sperm whales as they come in to the coast to feed in the deep waters off the continental shelf. One can swim with Dusky and Hector's dolphins (the latter the world's smallest), and fur seals. The town is also renowned for its crayfish (its name means "meal of crayfish" in Maori).
Don't be deceived, there's more to Kaikoura than marine life!! A destination for all seasons, Kaikoura offers activities for everyone.
- Kaikoura is renowned for its great fishing grounds, which anyone can enjoy by boat with a local fishing guide.
- Experience scuba diving the undersea world for some of the best reef diving in the country, or kayaking around the ruggedly beautiful Peninsula.
- In the air visitors can view the breath-taking Kaikoura Mountains from above, and fly over the rocky peninsula and seaside township.
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