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


A travel blog entry by edandkate


... we were able to see him dive and got a good view of the tale. Moments after the whale disappeared a circular 'footprint' of flat water is left behind as the water rushes to fill the space where the whale had been. In the days of whaling they thought it was left behind by oils in the whale's skin, we were told. Now it really was time to head back given we'd seen a humpback and three sperm whales not to mention dolphins, seals and sea birds. In short we ...


A travel blog entry by laura_schofield


Woke up early this morning to skype Tom and had to sneak out the room without waking everyone else..easier said then done when you're as clumsy as me! Managed to crash the bag of food containing breakfast into the wall and then door - that did the trick in waking people up - oops! Got our stuff together and headed down to the dolphin encounter check in and then enjoyed a nice hot chocolate before donning a wet suit yet again! This time will boots, gloves and hood...this ...

New Zealand - Day 28 - Kaikoura kayak

A travel blog entry by nath_and_rach


This morning we went seal kayaking. We even had a lesson! Our instructor Matt was brilliant. He had all the gear, he kitted us up nicely. The kayak he provided us with even had a rudder. Nathan was in full control of our vessel using the foot pedal to alter the direction of the kayak. After a detailed briefing we entered the water, with Matt by our side. He stayed with us the whole time, guiding us through the rocks, teaching turning manouvers, by the ...

Marlborough, Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs

A travel blog entry by lilianbrett


Tuesday 22nd Today I woke up and one of my legs didn't work, it must have been all that walking, it was very strange and I had to kind of limp. This did however make me realise how far we'd walked up and down that bloody volcano and it made me feel better about the 6 cereal bars I'd eaten the day before. At least my fingers were back to functionality and we had slept in until 10am which was quite fantastic (crazy lady at lodge had offered us a free night because she felt sorry for us ...

Making some underwater friends

A travel blog entry by evi21


I arrived in Kaikoura a week ago. I've been here a couple of times before: five years ago with Tine, we went whale watching, last October I went fishing with Blair and Aine - still one of the best fish and chips meals I've had in NZ so far and only about a month ago I came here with mum & dad and I went whale watching once again.

So there are two activities left for me to do: dolphin and seal swimming. I opted for the dolphin one. Minor detail: I arrived ...

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