Sea Birds of Kaikōura
While our tours mainly focus on viewing sperm whales – year round residents off the Kaikōura coastline, we also can view throughout our tours a diverse array of seabirds.
A Look Back Over January 2016
Kia Ora – Welcome to the first update of 2016. January was a very busy month whale watching.
Kaikōura - Marine Mecca
Only 5-7mins off our coastline the water depth drops away drastically going from anywhere between 50-100 metres to over 600 metres deep just like that. This is due to what...
A Look Back Over December 2015
Welcome to the first update of 2016… The team at Whale Watch Kaikoura hopes you all had a wonderful Christmas / New Years with your family and friends.
Marine Mammal Spotlight - Orca
Orca can be found around the coast of New Zealand (including estuaries and harbours) being seen off the Kaikoura Coastline generally between the months of November – March usually at...
The Giant Sperm Whale Part 2
There are some amazing facts about the Sperm Whale that are worth sharing, showing you just how truly amazing these creatures are and in turn how incredibly blessed we are...
The Giant Sperm Whale Part 1
Did you know it is the Giant Sperm Whale that we see off the Kaikoura coastline all year round? Being the largest of the toothed cetaceans they can measure in...
Ohau Waterfall Track Temporarily Closed
Due to safety concerns, the Ohau Waterfall Stream track has been closed temporarily.
A Look Back Over November 2015
This year has gone by at a rapid speed of knots. November is behind us and we are moving into our busier summer months.
A Look Back Over October 2015
October was an interesting month, it is around this time of the year that we beginning to notice the sperm whales feeding further offshore as the changeover period from winter...
A Look Back Over September 2015
Spring really is a beautiful time of the year with blossom on the tress, daffodils sprouting up everywhere, baby lambs and calves bouncing around the paddocks and the daylight hours...
A Look Back Over August 2015
Winter time is always such a beautiful time of the year in Kaikoura! We can have such calm beautiful winters days out at sea with the glorious Kaikoura ranges and...
Three Year study of Kaikōura Canyon Launched
Whale Watch Kaikoura (WWK) General Manager Kauahi Ngapora said it was crucially important to better understand the distribution and habitat use of the Sperm Whales at Kaikoura.
Marine Bird Spotlight - Little Blue Penguin
These are the world’s smallest penguin measuring in at around 25cm tall and weighing in between 1kg – 1.5kgs.
Te Wiki O Te Reo - Maori Language Week 2015
It is Māori language week in Aotearoa (New Zealand) from the 27th July – 2nd August 2015.
Humpback Whales Annual Migration
Humpback whales hunt and feed during the summer months in the colder waters like Antarctica and then migrate to warmer tropical waters during the winter months for mating.
Marine Mammal Spotlight - Toothed Cetaceans
There are at least 61 species of toothed whales dolphins and porpoises, ranging from the largest 16-20m sperm whale to the smallest 1-1.2m Hector dolphin.