Ardara Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Address: 233 Schoolhouse Rd, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | B&B
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      Whale watching - WOW - The whale way station

      A travel blog entry by davidcanham on Dec 27, 2014

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      ... Designed specially for whale watching, it is a modern catamaran are equipped with engines that minimise underwater noise. Hamilton jet units are used on the vessel for propulsion and are quieter for the marine mammals compared with other forms of vessel propulsion, they also have an internal propeller so the risk of a propeller strike with marine mammals is completely eliminated. We boarded the ship and were told to stay in the cabin until told otherwise. ...

      Kaikoura- Dolphin swim!

      A travel blog entry by kylie_jenkin on Dec 21, 2014

      We spent the morning at the local farmers market and wandering around the few shops in Kaikoira. At 12.30 we had booked a dolphin swim, which I had been looking forward to all holiday! I was worried it would be cancelled due to the weather- it was forecast to turn from sun to wind and rain according to the weather forecast and we only had one day left in which to do it! Luckily the weather seemed to hold off. When we arrived at the office we found there were about 60 other people on ...


      A travel blog entry by markncatherine on Dec 15, 2014

      31 photos

      ... that had taken place along its coastline. Some very bloody battles culminating in the taking of slaves and eating of enemy Maori warriors. The area was later colonised by Irish settlers who came over in the gold rush, when this ran dry they turned to whaling to make a profit. Exploitation of these magnificent creatures meant their numbers dwindled which opened the gates to farming and cattle. Things have gone full circle with marine conservation ...

      Whale Watch Kaikoura

      A travel blog entry by carmarmax on Nov 25, 2014

      86 photos

      ... We were mostly stalking male sperm whales as the females do not have enough blubber to withstand the cold temperatures of New Zealand's water. Only 4 miles off the coast of Kaikoura is a large canyon that is over 1600m deep and 550m wide. The sperm whales dive almost to the bottom to feed on just about anything before surfacing for 10-15 minutes to get some air and digest their food. It was in these 10-15 minutes that we ...

      We saw a whale!

      A travel blog entry by tomjomeer on Nov 20, 2014

      16 photos

      You will have noticed that we have jumped a day… this is because we spent most of yesterday either waiting to travel or travelling. It was a bit of a non-day. Tom was like an excitable child on the ferry and wanted to spend the entire 3 hour journey on the top deck. This resulted in me getting very sore wind burn on only one side of my face!

      We spent a lot of the day eating to while away the time. Lovely ...