Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kaikoura New Zealand

Kaikoura: A New Zealand Wildlife Paradise

Find new adventures in Kaikoura, New Zealand...
Kaikoura is a South Island New Zealand township that has a lot to offer tourists. There are wildlife adventures, water sports adventures, shopping adventures and hiking adventures waiting for you. When planning your next vacation, consider visiting Kaikoura, New Zealand.

If you are a wine lover then Kaikoura is a great New Zealand vacation destination for you. Here you are going to find yourself in the middle of the New Zealand wine country. Sign up for guided tours of local wineries, private wine cellars and complete the day with a wine tasting adventure set against a beautiful New Zealand sunset.

Wildlife enthusiasts can also find great adventures that fit their interests in Kaikoura. Your first option is to book a whale watching tour. These tours are offered aboard yachts, as well as aboard helicopters. Kaikoura whale watching tours provide you with the chance to see whales like blue whales and killer whales from above the waterline.

Sea bird adventures are also available. These tours will take you to where the local seabirds, including the amazing Albatross, call home. Marine adventures are your third option. These tours are great for people with all levels of diving skills. Book one of these tours to see sea turtles, fish, sharks and marine mammals.


For an experience unique to Kaikoura, you will want to visit the Point Sheep Shearing demonstration. See how wool is sheared and processed, and then spend some time with the sheep feeding them and petting their newly sheered coats. Another unique experience that you can have is to visit the Sealside Gallery. This gallery specializes in pieces created by local artists.

Now that you know what you can do in Kaikoura, your next step is to find a place to stay during your New Zealand vacation. Kaikoura accommodations come in several varieties including: inns designed for backpackers, bed & breakfasts, hotels, motels, vacation homes and resorts. To create a truly unique vacation experience, you may want to try a lodging option that you have never tried before, such as a B&B or a hostel.

View from Dolphin Park Backpacker's BBH

After visiting local tourist attractions and playing hard all day long, you are going to get hungry. Luckily there are a lot of great eateries available in Kaikoura. Your first option is to dine at a local restaurant like the Donegal House or the Hislops Wholefoods Cafe. If you want something quick and easy, then you will want to stop by a takeaway establishment and pick up a meal to go. Some of your takeaway options include Hine's Takeaways, Kaikoura Seafood BBQ or the Black Rabbit Pizza, Co.

Breathtaking Sunset in Kaikoura!

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