Kaikōura Wildlife

Welcome to Kaikōura's wildlife sanctuary, where a diverse cast of creatures awaits your discovery.

Along the rugged coastline, you'll find New Zealand fur seals basking in the sun or playing in the waves. These playful mammals never fail to charm visitors with their antics.

As night falls, watch as Blue Penguins return to their nests after a day of fishing. These small seabirds offer a glimpse into their nocturnal world with their adorable waddles and calls.

Above, albatrosses and shearwaters glide gracefully on the ocean breeze, showcasing nature's beauty in flight.

On the coastal cliffs, gannets gather in bustling colonies, diving into the sea with impressive skill.

Join us for an unforgettable wildlife adventure in Kaikōura, where every moment promises a connection with nature's wonders.

Explore Kaikōura's history and area

Explore Kaikōura: Where mountains meet the sea. Dive into its history, culture, and stunning landscapes. Get up close with marine life and soak in the breathtaking views. Start your adventure today and let Kaikōura amaze you.

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Award-winning tours on award-winning kayaks

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Our Kayak Tours

New Zealand's first and only kayak tour of its kind. Easier, faster, hands-free, pedal or paddle Kaikōura kayaks — perfect for photos or those cheeky selfies