Kaikoura offers a range of exciting activities and attractions for visitors. From swimming with dolphins and whale watching to exploring the stunning coastline and indulging in delicious seafood, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this picturesque coastal town.
We are happy to make tour bookings for guests free of charge.
Whale Watch Kaikoura
Whale Watch Kaikoura is a renowned and highly recommended experience in Kaikoura. Visitors can embark on a thrilling boat tour to witness majestic sperm whales, dolphins, seals, and other marine life in their natural habitat, creating unforgettable memories of encounters with these incredible creatures.
Experience a kayaking adventure of a lifetime amongst a multitude of marine life! With experienced guides, visitors can explore the stunning coastal waters, observe marine wildlife such as seals, dolphins, and seabirds, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding mountains and rugged coastline.
Seal Swim Kaikoura
Snorkelling with wild New Zealand Fur Seals, in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula, truly is a unique experience. It's one of those simple nature experiences that opens your mind to the sheer magnificence of our natural environment and its amazing inhabitants.
Kaikoura Fishing Tours
Kaikoura is New Zealand's beautiful South Island fishing and crayfish capital! Kaikoura Fishing Tours bait your hooks, make hot drinks and all fishing gear is provided. 2, 3 and 4 hour plus full day charters their specialty.
Hunt by the day, stay overnight, for the weekend or just come for an evening hunt and experience a taste of true free range hunting. Kaikoura Wilderness Experience offers Red Deer, Pacific Goats, Arapawa Sheep and Captain Cook Pigs.
Quad Bike and UTV Tours
Situated 20 minutes south of Kaikoura lies Glenstrae Farm Quad and UTV tours on a spectacular coastal setting. Come and experience the breathtaking surrounds of this rugged coastline on a 2.5 hour quad bike ride over the working Glenstrae sheep farm in the Kaikoura mountains.
The flight of your lifetime – discover Kaikoura from a whole new perspective. This one-of-a-kind adventure lets you experience Kaikoura's amazing marine wildlife, its picturesque landscape and meet some of the people that make this coastal town the special place it is.
Kaikoura Coastal Track
Kaikoura's coastal track is a breathtakingly beautiful two day walk. Discover a coast with abundant marine life, tussock covered tops and farmland. You'll relax at lunch shelters with great views while enjoying a hot drink. You'll tramp through bush filled gullies to views of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountains rising out of the vast Pacific Ocean.
Ski Mt Lyford
Catering for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers, the runs cover an elevation range of 1249 to 1750m. There is one T-bar, one poma lift, two platters, one rope tow, and one advanced rope tow. Most trails are groomed and there is a snowboard board with half pipe and fun box.