Brook House B&B

201 Beach Road, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, 7300, New Zealand | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Kaikoura

Making the best of it

A travel blog entry by cheaperthancall


... his guitar. With it being cold outside, the fire on and the Irish music playing I felt like I was in Dublin! Mad how things can be recreated like that. We got back to the hostel about 9.15pm and it was really quiet. Think everyone had headed to bed! I got a final beer and sat on the picnic tables outside talking with Jess about the real world when we finish travelling. So despite not being able to go whale watching we had a great time in Kaikoura anyways. Who needs ...

Happy Campers

A travel blog entry by stewy08


... and Horses. A quick lunch and trip to the tourist information sees us settle on booking a whale watching flight for tomorrow. We spend the rest of the afternoon hiking the coastline and at our mooching pace the 3 hour trail takes a tiring 4 and a half. Needing a good nights sleep, the next day begins decidedly early as an inconsiderate soul attempts to improve their piano playing at 2 in the morning. The person wisely calls time after a couple of tunes with ...

To the South Island

A travel blog entry by johnnym


... Check in took about as long as it does when getting on the intercity busses; about 3 minutes, and I was shot of my bags. Phew, now I've got all my clothes back it's all a bit full again. I knew the advice was to pack and then take a load of stuff out, but wouldn't have thought I could do without so much stuff without having to. Lesson learned for next time, I think-mostly that it's much easier if you have some space in the bag. A tightly packed bag ...

Day 139 - Sea Fishing

A travel blog entry by costin

... We then stopped at the cray pots to see whether we had any crayfish to add to that catch. Unfortunately, we drew a blank, but we still had more than enough fish for a good couple of meals!

After a quick visit to the supermarket, I prepared us fish tacos at the hostel, with our catch. It was pretty delicious, even if I do say so myself and was all the more satisfying because we had caught it ourselves. We made ourselves very popular in the hostel, when ...

Whale rider

A travel blog entry by elinor.hinton

... here actually feed at night (as that's when their preferred food drifts up from the deep ocean trench offshore), so the daylight hours are also their playtime. Even so, you are fully warned before hand that these are totally wild animals, not trained or fed or rewarded for human interaction, so the key is to engage their interest and their natural curiosity. We got suited up (getting better at getting in and out of wetsuits now!), and headed of to the boat. We weren't out ...

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