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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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9:30 am - 4:00 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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Very welcoming and quickly helped us with a last minute booking for accommodation and where we needed to go to get there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tim B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Tim B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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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Thank startreklover
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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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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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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Thank NearbyCactus
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 

london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Great visitor information centre. Lots of free maps and books available and not just for the local area. Staff friendly and helpful. Gifts available to buy and I got some great t-shirts only $10 each!

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

Kia ora ilovkpop, Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to our information centre. Thanks again. More 

Perth australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We visited the information centre for some information and some maps, the staff were extremely friendly and could not have been my helpful. They have so much knowledge and experience always willing to help you find what you need.

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

Kia ora Kelly D, thank you for taking the time for your feedback. It is great to hear we have been of service to you. Thanks again. More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Good place to find lots of info on things to do in Kaikoura! Very helpful staff & they make you feel welcomed..

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Thank mariziz64
Marietvanvierzen, Manager at Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this review

Kia ora mariziz64, thank you for your kind words about our information centre and staff. Thanks again. More 

White Rock, Canada
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256 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Very nice centre with all the information you need for enjoying Kaikoura. Nice and helpful staff. Co-located with the whale booking folks.

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