The seaside settlement of Kaikoura 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 Kaikoura an ideal location for both north and south bound travellers.
The Kaikoura 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.
Few places in the world can boast of such natural wonders as those offered by land and sea in Kaikōura!