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Kaikoura Visitor Centre

West End, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5641
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Kaikoura
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Outdoors
Owner description: The Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre knows all the best things to do, places to stay and...
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Outdoors
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre knows all the best things to do, places to stay and ways to get there plus we'll take care of the bookings.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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153 reviews 153 reviews
95 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Friendly staff, nice and clean facility, helpful staff, can assist you with your travel plans--either for hotels or activities. adequate parking

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Well run, competent centre with loads of info about all areas of South Island, and some for North, that you can nosey through. If you want help or to make bookings they have top rate staff.

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was our first port of call in Kaikoura and I am glad it was, they managed to keep us straight point us in the right direction and even booked accommodation for us. They managed to help us with scuba diving, telling us where to go, kayaking and whale watching. Whale watching they also booked for us. They also provided... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We did a lot of things but the information for sorting out what we would do in the limited time available all came from the VC which had lots of written stuff and good information from helpful staff.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
46 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Young lady helped me sort out some accommodation and some things to do whilst I stayed in the locality. Bought some gifts that were good value for money. The office was well staffed, knowledgeable people, clean and tidy.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lots of ideas and helpful leaflets . Staff were willing to help if required but not pushy. There were special fuzzie offers on for reduced prices which was a good touch

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AlAin UAE
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

They have everything a tourist could want here,the staff were extremely busy but still managed a smile train booking went without a hitch one happy traveler

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Staff was fast and efficient. We were there to grab our seafest tickets. Great place to get information!

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Really helpful people - booked tours and provided discounts better than any brochure. Worth dropping in.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Take a jacket, it can be breezy, but its worth it for the views, the seals and the bird colonies. Recommend starting from South Bay if you can and have someone pick you up at the other end...

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