Depending on the season you may also see migrating Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Blue Whales and Southern Right Whales. Kaikoura often hosts the world's largest dolphin, the Orca, and is home to the world's smallest and rarest, the Hector's. Kaikoura also attracts the largest concentration and variety of seabirds on mainland New Zealand including 13 species of Albatross, 14 varieties of Petrels and 7 types of Shearwater.
- Sperm Whales
- New Zealand fur seals
- Wandering Albatross
- Whale watching
- Surf - reef breaks and point breaks. Two surf shops in Kaikoura plus local surfboard manufacturer
- Surge Surfboards
- Take a fishing trip.
- Kaikoura Kayaks - Kayak with seals and dolphins.
- Swim With Dolphins
- Swim With Seals
- Kaikoura Winery
Eat Crayfish - Fresh crayfish are on sale at Waipapa Bay Lobsters 32 km north of Kaikoura - Crays here are always fresh and are never frozen. There are outdoor tables where you are welcome to eat, or you can have them packed on ice should you want to eat them later in the day.
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