Kaikoura: more than just whales

From hundreds of seals residing on the rocky shores of Ohau Point and Point Kean, to the unique encounter of llama trekking. Visit the many interesting sights around Kaikōura as led by a tour guide, with your very own llama in tow.

If you are keen on something a bit tamer, brush up on your knowledge at the Kaikōura Museum. The award-winning space boasts an impressive collection of exhibitions which bring to life Kaikōura’s unique culture and history.

Located in a coastal and mountainous landscape, Kaikōura homes dozens of scenic tracks, ranging from casual strolls to rigorous overnight tramps. The Kaikōura peninsula walkway is one of the most popular, with clifftop views of the seaward Kaikōura Range. The entire walk takes roughly 3 hours, although it can be shortened to meet your specific needs, making it an ideal walk for all.

The nearby Mount Fyffe is for those looking for more of a challenge. Climb the 17km to the summit for full panoramic views of the Kaikōura peninsula and beyond. There is even the option to extend your adventure and stay the night at the Mt Fyffe hut.

In te reo Māori, Kaikōura means “to eat crayfish”. So, it is no wonder that Kaikōura is home to some of the best seafood around, both in wonderful local restaurants and seaside food trucks. With a range of other cuisines on offer, there’s a meal to suit any craving.


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