Kaikoura Attractions

If you do nothing else, we recommend seeing the Sperm Whales. Seeing these magnificent ocean giants up close is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Other tourist attractions include sea Kayaking with Kaikoura Kayaks, a Maori cultural tour with Maori Tours Kaikoura, exploring the Seaward Kaikoura mountain range with Kaikoura Wilderness Walks or swimming with Dolphins with Dolphin encounters.



Kaikoura Wilderness Walks

Kaikoura Wilderness Walks

Offers 3 day guided luxury walking tours on a private track through dramatic terrain. Boasts an upmarket, eco-friendly lodge set in a spectacular alpine valley.

Whalewatch Kaikoura

Whalewatch Kaikoura

New Zealand's only marine based whale watching company, offering visitors an up-close encounter with Giant Sperm Whales in their natural environment.

Dolphin Encounter

Dolphin Encounter

Offers the chance to swim with dusky dolphins in their natural environment plus view other marine life such as orca, pilot whales, fur seals and Hector’s dolphins.

Kaikoura Kayaks

Kaikoura Kayaks

Offers enjoyable, eco-friendly kayaking tours along the Kaikoura Peninsula coast. Boasts up-close encounters with curious NZ Fur Seals, Dusky Dolphins and more.

Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

Online conservation guide featuring useful information about the track's features, it's history, geology plus the marine life that walkers may encounter.

Wings Over Whales

Wings Over Whales

Offers the chance to view Sperm Whales and other marine mammals from above. Also offers scenic flights over Kaikoura and the spectacular Seaward Kaikoura Ranges.

Maori Tours Kaikoura

Maori Tours Kaikoura

Offers award-winning tours giving the chance to gain a deep insight and understanding of the Maori way of life and their spiritual connection with the environment.

Kaikoura Tourism

Kaikoura Tourism

The official online tourism guide to visiting Kaikoura including information on the area's history, tourist attractions, accommodation, events and more.