Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast

Address: 19 Austin Street, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, 7300, New Zealand | 4 star b&b
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsAustin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast Kaikoura

      Reviewed by janandandrew

      Whale Watching

      Reviewed Mar 23, 2011
      by (4 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      Excellent room with view of the mountains. Friendly service from John & Lynne.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      TripAdvisor Reviews Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast Kaikoura

      5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from Kaikoura

      Day 38

      A travel blog entry by sarahgathergood on Nov 09, 2014


      ... the beds are comfy, the showers are hot and the owner is a hilarious chinese lady who is eager and willing to do anything for you. Unfortunately the activity I wanted to do here, swimming with wild seals, is cancelled as the guy who runs it is on holiday! So it means I had a free afternoon to myself whilst everyone else went off to swim with dolphins and go whale watching. I didn't do these activities as they were a little pricey! So I went for a walk along the beach and spent ...

      Pups at play

      A travel blog entry by wattsy on Oct 22, 2014

      13 photos

      ... called 'The Meatworks'. As far as we can tell there are no meat works or butchers here, just a strip of wild coastline and a few hardy campers. We park up a few feet from the beach. The waves are relentlessly pounding in to the shore and the winds constantly blow. It hasn't been a cold day, but the sounds of rough waves and wind is enough to bring out goose bumps. We probably don't need it, but maybe we'll dig out the extra duvet ...

      Whales and Dolphins / Wale und Delfine

      A travel blog entry by hiwtvi on Jun 15, 2014

      37 photos

      ... I ate chips and gravy (first time since leaving the UK) and afterwards we went to check in for the dolphin swimming tour. As the dolphins were swimming pretty far south we were told the tour would last all afternoon, which persuaded me to join in too and I am so glad that I did. After we were kitted out with wet suits, fins, masks and snorkels we were taken by bus to the harbour and put onto a boat. The ride to meet the dolphins ...

      Whale watching and sealife

      A travel blog entry by 5edwards on May 31, 2014

      12 photos

      ... had a lighthearted humourous commentary. We were given all the boat specs, that basically translated in laymans speak to "a safe stable boat that goes very fast and can stop suddenly". Pretty amazing how Captain Jim managed to find us a whale. He used an underwater listening device and 'eyeometer' to get to the right spot. Fantastic to be so close to a whale in the wild out in the ocean. Saw a ...

      New Zealand - Day 27 - Kaikoura

      A travel blog entry by nath_and_rach on May 07, 2014

      8 photos

      ... freely in their natural habitat. We sat down on a rock to enjoy lunch with the seals offering free entertainment. After lots of photos we headed back to the car then drove to Seal Colony Point for a delightful walk along the cliff top to enjoy more of the scenery. After a good two hour walk we drove back to the centre of Kaikoura in search of dinner. Fish and chips was the consensus. We treated ourselves to the catch of the day, Blue Cod and chips. It was ...