The seaside settlement of Kaikōura is located on the east coast of the South Island – 2½ hours’ drive north from Christchurch and just over 2 hours south of Picton, making Kaikōura an ideal location for both north and south bound travellers.
The Kaikōura District, known for where the mountains meet the sea, has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country with a stunning coastline, a dramatic peninsula and some of the South Island’s highest mountains.
A unique ocean environment provides a home to an astonishing variety of marine & wildlife making it the perfect destination for marine experiences all year around. Wildlife includes seals, dolphins, whales and as the pelagic seabird capital of New Zealand, a large range of bird species including the albatross can be found.
This spectacular environment provides an unforgettable location for a combination of New Zealand’s best eco-tourism experiences, richest Maori & European histories along with both relaxing and exhilarating land-based activities. A broad range of accommodation, conference & meeting facilities from budget to boutique, large and small, provides excellent variety.
With a wide range of options when it comes to accommodation, you won’t be disappointed in Kaikōura. There’s always room for unique however, whether that’s a Wacky Stay in a converted wagon or spoiling your loved on in a Tree House at our own Luxury Lodge, Hapuku Lodge + Treehouses.
Winding along the Alpine Pacific Triangle and the Inland Route to Kaikōura are some of the best kept secrets that can be found, all within the peace and tranquility of the Kaikōura Ranges.
Few places in the world can boast of such natural wonders as those offered by land and sea in Kaikōura! Find out more on Kaikōura here.
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