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Plan Your Trip to Kaikoura: Best of Kaikoura Tourism

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Kaikoura, New Zealand

In the Maori language, Kaikoura means "meal of crayfish," a nod to the New Zealand township's seafood-rich origins. Remnants of those early days can be found at Fyffe House, the oldest surviving building, and Kaikoura Museum. Today, the South Island settlement provides an ideal base camp for observing the abundant offshore wildlife (sperm whales, dusky dolphins, orcas and fur seals) and dining on fresh local catch. Numerous galleries showcase the knitting, pottery and jewelry of area artisans.

Essential Kaikoura

Kaikoura Is Great For

Whale Watching

Outdoor Activities

Frequently Asked Questions about Kaikoura





If you're a more budget-conscious traveler, then you may want to consider traveling to Kaikoura between June and August, when hotel prices are generally the lowest. Peak hotel prices generally start between March and May.