A Look Back Over October 2017Wednesday, 08th November 2017Throughout October we saw semi-resident Sperm Whale Holy Moly along with plenty of transient male Sperm Whales soaking up the abundance of food on offer in the Kaikōura C...
Throughout the week we have continued to see transient Sperm Whales as well as semi-residential Sperm Whale Jonah. We also encountered the regular non-whale visitors on the majority of our tours, including Dusky Dolphins, Hectors Dolphins and NZ Fur Seals.
Orca made an appearance over the weekend and are kicking off our Summer season early! We spotted five of them Saturday afternoon, making for some serious exciting tours for not only our passengers but also our Sea Crew!
The official opening of our marina is tomorrow, and you’re all invited! The 14th of November marks exactly one year on from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck us last year. There is a dawn blessing at 6:00AM and special guests will be arriving at 12:30PM, so come celebrate with a BBQ and some boat and marina tours with us! If you can’t make it, then don’t worry as we’ll be going live over on our Facebook Page.
Our Customer Service team are available from 7AM – 5.30PM daily.
Our Gift Shop’s opening hours are in line with our daily tour times. There are many fantastic marine & local based products available both in store and online BUY ONLINE TODAY.
Flukes Café’s opening hours are in line with our daily tour times. Fresh baking, great coffee, friendly service and stunning views are on offer.
SH1 SOUTH Christchurch – Cheviot - Kaikōura is open 7.00am to 8.00pm Friday – Monday (scheduled closures on Tues/Wed/Thurs for repair work) this closure schedule is expected to remain in place until December 2017. There is a planned 5 day closure from Mon 20th Nov 2017 – Fri 24th Nov 2017 for repair work, INLAND ROUTE 70 IS OPEN 24/7.
SH1 NORTH from Kaikōura - Picton is closed. Re-opening on the 15th December 2017 7:00AM – 8:00PM.
All subject to weather conditions, slips, repair work and seismic activity. Updates available from the NZTA WEBSITE.
There is a possibility of short delays with it being 30km/hour through parts of the route. Check the NZTA website for road updates before traveling. INLAND ROUTE 70 IS OPEN 24/7.
KAIKOURA BUSINESS UPDATE
Kaikōura is open for business. For latest updates on accommodation, restaurant and retail information please contact the team at the Kaikōura I-Site who will be able to help you find what suits your needs during your stay in Kaikōura.
Progress on the work being done on the roads (along with harbour repairs) can be found on the dedicated Kaikoura Earthquake Response page provided by the team at NZTA. This page is updated weekly on Fridays. Work is also underway on the railway network, please be aware and take care when using rail crossings.