NileGuide Expert Says:
Definitely go out to see the whales as the experience is life changing for many. It's also great to take a walk along the beach at dusk as you can often see dolphins playing about near the shore.
Between Christchurch and Picton
8280 Kaikoura, New Zealand
tel: +64 3 319 6819
This lovely little seaside town is a place to explore the life of the sea. The number one thing to do here is to go out on a boat to see dolphins and whales. The area is a nursery of sorts for whales who spend a good portion of their adolescent years feeding on the abundant seafood and generally learning how to be a "grown up" whale. You can also do a shark dive or take a flight over the area. The town itself has a few nice cafes and shops, too, so don't miss out.