Kaikoura is a seaside region, and situated midway between Christchurch and Picton on the rugged east coast of New Zealand 's South Island , is overlooked by majestic mountains, which are snow-capped for many months of the year. Whether you are looking for relaxation, nature, excitement, art, history and culture, or fine wines and cuisine, Kaikoura offers it all. Accommodation is extensive, ranging from backpackers and holiday parks to bed & breakfast, motels and lodges. This unique combination of ocean and mountains offers stunning coastal alpine scenery and a host of eco-tourism oriented activities, including Whale watching, Dolphin swimming, walks, and much more.
What to do?
- Bird watching and sanctuaries
- Cruises, day and overnight
- Natural Wildlife
- Scenic Landscapes