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Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

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Address: West End, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-319 5641
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Description: The Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre knows all the best things...
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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An amazing little town

If you don't take the turnoff into the town centre from the highway then you are missing out. A great little place full of everything. Even bought a NZ woolen jumper at an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you don't take the turnoff into the town centre from the highway then you are missing out. A great little place full of everything. Even bought a NZ woolen jumper at an incredible price compared to other places visited. Kids got to interact with seals and could photograph them from about 30 cm away. 2 words..."Visit It"

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Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. They sell decent postcards too. All day parking is available next to building.

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Marietvanvierzen, Manager at Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Kia ora Ben W, thank you for your great review. We hope you had a pleasant stay here in Kaikoura. Thanks again. More 

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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The staffs helped me: 1. Find an address I needed and called a shuttle to bring me to that place. 2. Reschedule my Intercity Bus to Christchurch. 3. Showed me the way on the map to find the seals.

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Marietvanvierzen, Manager at Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Kia ora automidori, thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive feedback. It was a pleasure to have been of service. Thanks again. More 

Beijing, China
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166 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very friendly staff, offered me lots of info. on tide and Ohau pups. 工作人员非常热情专业,提供很多实用信息,涨潮落差等等,有中文服务的。

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Marietvanvierzen, Manager at Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback we are pleased you had a great time in Kaikoura. And yes our staff try their best to inform and welcome visitors to our beautiful town. 您好 謝謝您給予的支持 很高興您喜歡凱庫拉 我們的服務員盡所能的幫助各國來的旅客 給予資訊及建議 中文服務希望亞洲來的旅客們感到親切 希望有機會再為您(們)服務 Thanks again More 

Oxford, New Zealand
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73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Best place to go when in Kaikoura to find a place to lay your head for a night or more. The staff are very friendly & helpful and the leaflet information available to take away on things to do and see is extensive. They even have a gift shop, if you feel inclined to shop.

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Marietvanvierzen, Manager at Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Kia ora kezziekat, thank you for your lovely review. We do our very best to provide our visitors with all the information they need during their stay in our slice of paradise. Thanks again. More 

Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The i-sites were generally pretty good for tourist info. At this one we bought some good fleece jackets that were just perfect to round-out my winter clothing for the rest of the trip.

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Marietvanvierzen, Manager at Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Kia ora Joan5617, Thank your for taking the time to write your feedback. We not only provide free information and booking service, but we have some great retail items for visitors as well. Thanks again. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place to come and find out what to do and where to go in kaikoura. Very friendly staff and you can book things here to

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Marietvanvierzen, Manager at Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Kia ora Sheree R, thank you so much for your very kind words and for coming to the i-SITE. It is our pleasure to be of service and to provide up to date information on our wonderful town. Thanks again. More 

Tasmania, Australia
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband really wanted to catch a big NZ fish. We had limited time at Kaikoura, but they were able to get him on a fishing trip. The staff made a number of calls, to achieve this. They were then able to show him on the map exactly where to go to meet the boat, as the departure site was... More 

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Marietvanvierzen, Manager at Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Kia ora Deb V, thank you for your lovely feedback; it is great to hear that your husband brought home a crayfish - a delicacy Kaikoura is renowned for! Thanks again. More 

Kaikoura, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The staff were very friendly and genuinely cared about you and always asked how did your attraction visit was. They were informative with maps and detailed descriptions and gave you truthful replies on how it was.

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Marietvanvierzen, Manager at Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Kia ora Chen W, thank you so much for the kind words. We really appreciate to receive positive feedback like this. We hope you enjoyed Kaikoura! Thanks again. More 

Sydney
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82 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It was warm inside and they had maps for all regions in NZ - both Jasons and AA maps. Very helpful person at the desk with information on roads and restaurants.

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Marietvanvierzen, Manager at Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Kia ora kscott4, thank you for taking the time to write these comments. We always love hearing from visitors whom were satisfied with our service. Thanks again. More 

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