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Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

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Address: West End, Kaikoura 7300, 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 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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The Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre knows all the best things to...

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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Heaps of local information from very friendly staff. If you visit when the place is closed there is also stacks of information available on boards outside that are updated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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85 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heaps of local information from very friendly staff. If you visit when the place is closed there is also stacks of information available on boards outside that are updated regularly (trip times, etc).

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Port Gentil, Gabon
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93 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect service and very helpful staff. It has everything you need to know to make the most of your visit.

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Paraty, RJ
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely helpful staff who couldnt do enough for me. They gave me info on where to stay, where to trek, where to eat, what options there were for seeing whales and dolphins and were really friendly and chatty. It was a pleasure to go in and see them :D

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Thank Mark F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The i-site is situated close to the main shops of Kaikoura and easy to find. it is central from most attractions with the seal colony being a ten minute drive and the Whale watch building being 5 minute the other way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Very welcoming and quickly helped us with a last minute booking for accommodation and where we needed to go to get there.

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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We came here curious about the area and while we weren't able to find night events other than penguins or bars, the staff was very informative and the store was well organized. We took some guides and postcards. A nice stop to visit

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Usually I would not review an information centre for anywhere and stick to mainly reviewing trips or hostels. However I HAD to review Kaikouras I site as we (myself and 3 other backpackers) would have been lost without the help of Elaine and Emily! They helped us out so much with booking dolphin and whale tours and showed us the... More 

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Mountain View, California
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Beautiful building with lots of information. We booked the Dolphin Encounter for in the morning at 8:30. They showed us some walking trails, which we did one and it over looked the peninsula and ocean. These I-site places are really good. They will book you, but not charge for booking and will give opinions and really spend time with you... More 

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

Kia ora startreklover, thank you for taking the time to write your feedback. We are pleased to hear we have been of such a good service to you. We wish you a great trip while in New Zealand. Thanks again. More 

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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I-site are always a great place to seek information and activities to do, ask the locals who have always good advice on that !

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Thank Pierre-Alexandr... H
Marietvanvierzen, Manager at Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Kia ora Pierre-Alexandr... H, thank you for your positive comments, we take pride in our local knowledge. Thanks again. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Very helpful, friendly staff. They have lots of info on all the attractions in Kaikoura and can assist with bookings. Definitely worth dropping in and having a look.

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

Kia Ora NearbyCactus, thank you so much for your kind words, it is always wonderful to hear that we are doing a great job. Thanks again. More 

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