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5 Ways to See Kaikoura

by on Oct.28, 2011, under Travel

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Kaikoura NZ is a travelers dream with great weather, a mixture of surf, country and friendly locals, it’s a one stop shop for tourism. It’s also the perfect place to experience the beauty of marine life due to the abundance of sea creatures in the peninsula. If you are visiting Kaikoura check out these 5 spectacular activities.

Go Whale Watching

Kaikoura is the whale watching capital of the world and is also home to the giant Sperm whale. Join a ‘Whale Watch’ new zealand tour to get up close to the amazing creatures, this is an experience you won’t want to miss.

The tours run for 2.5 hours, giving you plenty of time to see whales, dolphins, sea birds and the beautiful Kaikoura peninsula. Watch as whales breach the water before raising their flukes high in the air to dive – a stunning event to witness up close.

The ‘Whale Watch’ crew are informative friendly and have an uncanny knack of locating whales using sound and cameras. There are a variety of aqua bands and sea sickness tablets available for purchase on board, should you fall ill to motion sickness, guaranteeing you will enjoy the trip.

Kaikoura Wilderness Hike

Experience an overnight hiking adventure with ‘Kaikoura wilderness walks’, enjoy getting back to nature with the hike by day but still having the opportunity to enjoy life’s luxuries at night with the divine accommodation at Shearwater Lodge.

All participants must be able to walk at a moderate pace for around 8 hours each day. The hike includes a mixture of flat tracks, steep gradients and slopes as you would expect from an Alpine reserve, but the breath-taking views and surroundings make the effort well worth while.

Albatross Encounter

Kaikoura is visited by a huge variety of pelagic birds including 12 different species of albatross, yellow eyed and little blue penguins, shearwaters, petrel and too many more to name.

‘Albatross Encounter’ offers a unique experience where you experience the birds up close and in some cases even hand feeding them! The boat used for the tours is small so to guarantee your place on this sea bird experience bookings are essential.

Skydive Kaikoura

Whether you are a seasoned pro or a beginner just starting out, everyone should pluck up the courage to have a go at the famous Kaikoura Skydive. The experience is like no other with an exhilarating tandem dive you are free to relax and let your jump guide do all the work!

Enjoy the fantastic scenery with the world-renowned jump. Mountains, ocean, the township and farming lands are all in view – there is no better way to see Kaikoura.

Seal Encounter

Seal watching is a unique and exciting experience that’s suitable for almost anyone! Head out in kayaks to see some of the cutest sea creatures around, the playful NZ fur seals.

Everything you need for the tour is provided by ‘Seal Kayaking’ so just bring yourself and a camera and you will soon be on your way out to sea. It’s not long before you spot seals and other marine life, witnessing their antics in their natural habitat is exhilarating and well worth the money. If you are in Kaikoura check out ‘Seal Kayaking Tours’. Image Credits http://www.whalewatch.co.nz http://www.flickr.com/photos/nznationalparty/3660505501/sizes/m/in/photostream/

Don’t miss out on the exciting attractions available for tourists in New Zealand. Check them out today!

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