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5 Reasons Why You’ll Fall Head Over Heels In Love With Kaikoura

By Wild Kiwi Team
on  April 26, 2018

The beautiful coastal town of Kaikoura on New Zealand’s South Island is famous for its majestic marine life, laid-back atmosphere, and idyllic landscapes. Time spent here is akin to stepping straight into a dream; here are just a few reasons why we think you’ll love it as much as we do.

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Head Out On A Whale Watching Adventure Of A Lifetime

New Zealand holidays simply aren’t complete without a few close encounters with some of the world’s most special and majestic species of marine and wildlife. Kaikoura is the ideal location to snap yourself up a spot on a whale-watching excursion. You’ll have the opportunity to observe the world’s largest toothed whale in its natural habitat.

See Some Adorable Fur Seals On Your New Zealand Holidays

If whales weren’t enough, heading out on to the coastal waters also brings the possibility of seeing some of Kaikoura’s resident fur seals. As well as catching sight of pods of dolphins jumping through the waves against a rugged, mountainous backdrop.

Eat Like Royalty

Kaikoura in the Maori language quite literally means eat (‘kai’) crayfish (‘koura;), so you can expect to enjoy lots of memorable dining experiences during your time here. As well as seafood, Kaikoura is also renowned for its cheese, lamb, coffee, wine, and craft beer, so there’s plenty of variety.

Learn More About Kaikoura’s Indigenous Culture And History

Join a tour run by families with ancestral links to Kaikoura which span more than 8 centuries. Learn about the area’s history, culture and legends through engaging storytelling.

It’s Genuinely Impossible To Get Bored

From embarking on a horse trek through the Kowhai Gorge and adrenaline-inducing quad biking adventures to strolling stunning coastal tracks and enjoying a round of mini golf at the local craft beer emporium, you’re certain to find something incredible to occupy every second.

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It’s about time you fall in love with Kaikoura, don’t you think? Book our Big South Wild Kiwi tour and see for yourself!

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