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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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EXCELLENT FACILITY

We have found iSITES in NZ offer great information and this one is as good as they get.Very detailed selection of not only local facilities, attractions, accommodation, but also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Rangiora
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Rangiora
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We have found iSITES in NZ offer great information and this one is as good as they get.Very detailed selection of not only local facilities, attractions, accommodation, but also more extensive information also available of other areas in NZ set out in ordered easy to find fashion. Most helpful.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Lots of brochures and information. No problem refunding whale watching when it didn't go ahead. Plenty of other options offered if you waited to see wildlife.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

When I was organising an itinerary for my Probus Club to visit the South Island, I made extensive use of the i-Site to help plan activities and visits in the region. At all times the staff were friendly and helpful and seemed genuinely delighted that we were visiting.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The 3 of us plus dog found ourselves without a bed for the night after our original accommodation was double booked. It was coming up for 5pm on a Friday afternoon and the centre was due to close but after I rang them they said they would try to find something for us and would stay open until we got... More 

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Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The centre is staffed by experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff. It was busy when we arrived but t was worth the wait to be served as the person we had was very helpful and gave us tips on where to go and also what to wear. I would recommend the ISite as the first place to go when visiting Kaikoura.

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Laval, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice experience. They really are there to help you. There's no line so you never know where to wait to talk to someone so sometimes you wait for ages and people that arrives after you talk to someone before...

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Easy to get to, plenty of parking and staff very helpful. They helped us book tours and made maps available and stopped us from getting lost

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I-site centers are always helpful around new zealand, this one was a pretty well done. The staff was very well trained and had great people skills and new alot about their local area.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I ended up having the ladies at the i-site do alot of checking and booking for me. Haley (or Haylee) did nearly all of it. She's helpful, friendly ... and a stunner to boot. Cheers Haylee, you're Kaikoura's next Bond girl!!

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Aberdeen
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Visited this facility on a numbers of occasions and was very happy with the help and assistance given to us during our visit. Thank you Elaine u made our trip very memorable and the tours u organised made our first visit to New Zealand unforgettable and ensuring we will return in the future.

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