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The Wildlife

If you like wildlife, this is the place to come. Whales, dolphines and seals are amazing to watch.

We stayed in Kaikoura for 3 days because we wanted to see the whales and go swimming with the dolphins. We where advised to stay longer in Kaikoura because sometime the weather is bad and trips are cancelled.

Well they were right, we arrived, tried to book a session to swim with the dolphins but the weather was bad and all trips where cancelled.

We where put on a short list in case anyone had cancelled, we was one of the lucy ones but we could only get the 5.30am start.

I would recommend the 5.30am because the weather is normally ok in the morning and the the morning trip doesn't get cancelled normally but the afternoon trips do.

After our trip, we checked the other trips for that day and they were all cancelled.

As you can see from this picture, the sea changes colour, the dark bit is where the see gets deep. This is where the whales are!!

Another View of Kaikoura

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great place for Wildlife
  • Cons:If you don't want to see the Wildlife, not much to do.
  • In a nutshell:Animals everywhere!!!
  • Last visit to Kaikoura: Feb 2002
  • Intro Updated Jun 4, 2003
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