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Kaikoura Visitor Centre

Address: West End, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-319 5641
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Kaikoura
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
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, Traveler Resources
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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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It takes time but the whales are there ..... Completely awestruck by the size of the whales . Was a wonderful experience .... need to book well in advance to make sure you get a spot on the day of your choice !!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Staff were friendly and helpful even though we walked in five minutes before closing. They were able to book an activity and provide information about local eateries quickly without making us feel rushed.

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Tamworth, Australia
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253 reviews 253 reviews
103 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

The staff there have all the information you need when visiting kaikoura, thats their job and thats what they are professional about. Just ask anything from booking a tour or where to buy the cheapest clayfish. But toilet was not allowed to be use that day due to high traffic.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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153 reviews 153 reviews
95 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
46 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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21 reviews 21 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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