Things To Do in Kaikōura

Explore Kaikōura

Kaikōura is a place known for its various outdoor activities that cater for both the venturesome and the serene.

Swimming with the dolphins or watching the whale migration from on the water and in the air is a popular attraction with Kaikōura's extensive amount of marine wildlife.  The local population has has a strong connection with the sea and Kaikōura offers a variety of deep sea fishing adventures with a variety of charters.

For those seeking time to themselves to relax and take in all the beautiful scenery of Kaikōura, many bush walks and trails are located around Kaikōura.

A Small Boat In A Large Body Of Water

Whale Watching

A popular attraction is whale watching, where you can observe the whales either from above in an aircraft or by boat right beside them.

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A Flock Of Seagulls Flying In The Sky

Local Wildlife

Swimming or watching the dolphins, seals and albatross is a popular Kaikōura activity, giving you a first hand marine experience where you get the exhilarating once in a lifetime opportunity to see this magnificent marine wildlife.

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The Kaikōura Region

While known for its marine wildlife the Kaikōura coastline and mountain range offer beautiful scenery.  There is a range of local activities and attractions to visit while in Kaikōura.

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Pamela Tola Standing Next To A Body Of Water

Fishing Charters

Enjoy a day on the ocean to take in the best of Kaikoura. Take your catch from the ocean to the table and enjoy the freshest meal you'll ever have!

Top Catch Fishing Charters

Board the purpose-built 6.2m Osprey Boat with fully qualified skipper, Malcolm and enjoy a memorable fishing experience while visiting Kaikoura.

Trips leave from the safe port of South Bay Kaikoura which has recently undergone a $6 million revamp. Once on the water it's a short trip to abundant fishing grounds where you can expect some truly exceptional fishing action. All you need to bring is your camera and any refreshments you require as the rest is supplied by us. We will even bait the hooks and remove your fish to get you back in the action as soon as possible.

The White Morph and Top Catch have teamed up to offer visitors to Kaikoura a very special accommodation/fishing charter package. 

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The White Morph, Kaikoura

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The White Morph
92-94 Esplanade, Kaikoura, Canterbury
Phone: +64 3 319 5014

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