Category: New Zealand
Weekly Update - 7th August 2017
The sun has been making more and more of an appearance this week allowing for some brilliant touring conditions with clear skies and calm waters. The weather also performed well over the weekend for the annual 48 Hours in Kaikoura photography condition. We can’t wait to see all the amazing images of Kaikōura that the contestants have produced!
Whale Watch Weekly Update - 6th March 2017
We really have been treated to a wide variety of marine life sightings recently with 2 humpback whales, a blue whale, a pod of orca and sperm whales being sighted over the last week. Along with these majestic creatures we have also been viewing dusky, common and Hector’s dolphins along with NZ fur seals and various marine birds. Kaikōura is a very unique and fascinating place, well worth taking the time to visit.
Marine Bird Spotlight – Hutton’s Shearwaters (also known as the Titi)
The Hutton’s Shearwater is an endangered seabird endemic to Kaikōura. Kaikōura is the only place in the world that the Hutton Shearwaters breeds, high in the Kaikōura Ranges at elevations...
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...
School Holiday Special
For those of you who are planning on doing something as a family for the upcoming school holidays look no further, we have a great special just for you!
A Look Back Over May 2016
What a beautiful end to autumn we had with the amazing colours from the trees before their leaves fell; we also had some warm autumn’s days to which were welcomed...
Marine Mammal Spotlight - Blue Whale
Kaikōura plays host to not only the largest of the toothed whales – the sperm whales all year round but we also play host too many other species of whales and...
A Look Back Over February 2016
February was a great month in Kaikōura, we had fantastic summer weather, amazing sightings of semi-resident sperm whales along with various visiting cetacean.
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...