Day 3: Kaikoura
The picturesque coastal town of Kaikōura is the perfect place for marine life spotting. Start your day with a dolphin encounter – swim with, or simply watch, playful dusky dolphins in their natural habitat. After lunch, enjoy an unforgettable sighting of one of Kaikōura’s resident sperm whales, either from a boat or the air. Watch them dive deep into the ocean to feed, their tale fluke perfectly framed against jagged mountain ranges.
- Swim with playful New Zealand fur seals or go on a bird watching tour to view seabirds, albatross, molly-mawks, petrels and many more.
- Feast on fresh crayfish from one of the many “seafood caravans” around Kaikōura.