See & Do : Kaikoura Activities

The ocean surrounding Kaikoura Peninsula is home to an amazing array of marine mammals and birdlife, including giant sperm whales who share this rich feeding ground with dusky dolphins, fur seals, albatross, Hector's dolphins, humpback and blue whales, orca and sharks.


Kaikoura dramatic backdrop features the east coast's tallest mountains inspiring a range of land-based activities along the coast, in the forests and rivers and into the rugged back country, all within relatively close proximity.

Enjoy the many Kaikoura attractions and activities during your stay at Kaikoura Beachfront Villa:

Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura Dolphin EncounterTake a dip in the ocean and enjoy swimming and playing with our super friendly dolphins.
   Whale Watch Kaikoura Whale Watch KaikouraTake a boat trip out on the bay, and admire in wonder at these amazing giants of the sea.
Mt Lyford Mt LyfordPop on your ski gear and hit the slopes at our local field, only 90 minutes away.    Albatross Encounter Albatross EncounterEnjoy viewing up to 14 different species of this magnificent sea bird from the ocean.
Maori Tours Kaikoura Maori Tours KaikouraA half day tour full of laughter, learning and story telling.    Charter Fishing Kaikoura Charter FishingEnjoy a trip out with one of our many local operators. Try your luck at catching crayfish, Blue Cod, and Groper among others, and then enjoy the spoils.
Seal Swim Kaikoura Seal SwimSnorkeling with wild New Zealand fur seals in the shallow waters off the peninsula is a truly unique experience, full of inquisitive interaction.

Seal Kayaking Tours:
   Skydiving Kaikoura Sky Diving KaikouraMountains on one side, beautiful ocean on the other – Experience the extreme thrill while viewing the extreme scenery.
Horse Trekking Kaikoura Horse TrekkingRides to suit the absolute beginner through to the advanced equestrian. Tours include amazing elevated views and mountain/river crossings.    Llama Trekking Kaikoura Llama TrekkingTake a llama trekking ride - relax, chill out and enjoy your llama's company, the countryside, and the spectacular views.
Free Activities:
Seal Pups Ohau Waterfall Seal Pups - Ohau WaterfallVisit the cheeky seal pups that make Ohau stream and waterfall their playground for a day. Ducking, diving, leaping & splashing!     Kaikoura Peninsula Walk Peninsula WalkTake a picnic lunch and amble your way around the peninsula coastline past seals and swimming spots. 
Walk Mt Fyffe Walk Mt FyfeHike to the top and back in a single day, and still have time to enjoy dinner at the beach afterwards.    Mountain Biking Mountain BikingEnjoy some spectacular tracks by mountain bike. There are 1,2 & 3 day routes to try out.
Snow Play Snow PlayHave heaps of fun at the side of one of our inland roads. Take the kids and see them revel in playing in the fields of snow.    Beachcombing Beach CombingWander along the beach and see what you can find. Look in rock pools for tiny fish, shrimps, crabs and all sorts of other treasures.
Wharf Fishing Kaikoura FishingTry local surf casting spots, or drop a line in off the wharf and see if you get any nibbles.    Surfing SurfingKaikoura has some of the country's best surfing breaks along both the north and south coasts.
Recreational Diving Kaikoura Recreational diving and snorkelingScuba for paua and crayfish in our gorgeous coastal waters. We have a BBQ at the villa just waiting for you!
   Local Shops & Crafts Local shops and craftsWander through the West End and enjoy local and national arts and crafts in many of the boutique shops here.



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