"KAIKOURA" Kaikoura by pepples46

Kaikoura Travel Guide: 207 reviews and 687 photos

a must see when in the South Island

from the surrounding Cliffs.the Beach and the Kaikoura Ranges the name Kaikoura means=grayfish (koura) food (kai)..eating Grayfish

and its Marine Life

the Dolphins

the Sperm Whale. you don't have to go Whale watching ...walking along the coast, you sometimes lucky seeing them from far, better even...have your binocolus handy

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Abundance of Activities
  • Cons:at times too many tourist
  • In a nutshell:a lovely spot for getting out of the daily routine
  • Intro Updated Oct 26, 2005
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  • Ekaterinburg's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2006 at 3:42 AM

    This looks like such a beautiful place and your photos are awesome. I would love to take that ferry ride from Wellington to Picton. I find the small font on your page a little hard to read - any chance of enlarging it for the old and decrepit ?

  • aka123's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2006 at 11:51 AM

    I would feel like home,exept, we don't have sheep here. stunning page

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2006 at 8:07 PM

    What a wonderful view over Picton harbour. Amazing page as we're used to. This gravel road in Warning tip make me crazy to drive there ASAP. I've seen a whale only once in northern California but it was a small dot on a horizon :)

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2006 at 11:10 PM

    Why not cake at the Why Not Cafe? // and a long, strong black chaser :~)

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2006 at 1:36 AM

    Ahhh, this has all - breezy beaches and mountains and hiking trails - and marvellous rocks :-)) I love the Cathedral on your intro :-))

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2006 at 5:18 AM

    Beautiful photos and very informative tips on this little piece of New Zealand!! It is difficult to go wrong when you have mountains, the ocean and whales in the sunshine! Well done Waltraud!

  • Greybilby's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2006 at 10:41 PM

    an other whale watching destination. have you ever been to Hervey Bay, its similare there, though without the stunning backdrop of the Kaikoura Ranges. fantastic page

  • Feb 11, 2006 at 12:08 AM

    Thanks for all the tips; I leave for the South Island in two days!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2005 at 2:28 AM

    Fantastic page! Thanks for the B-day greetings!

  • Kate-Me's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2005 at 9:41 PM

    Looks like you had some stunning weather, Wal, lucky!

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