Bush & Sea Boutique Bed & Breakfast

14 Takahanga Terrace, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Kaikoura


A travel blog entry by caiteb on Jun 24, 2014

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They weren't lying when they said the south is a lot colder, it didn't help either that the heating on our bus didn't work!!! Arrived at our first kiwi stop, kiakoura. It's famous for it's marine life. As we approached it, through windey roads, all you could see wer these massive mountain ranges dusted with snow. We checked into our hostel 'the lazy shag' (hehe) which is decent enough and has the cutest dog. There was ...

Whales and Dolphins / Wale und Delfine

A travel blog entry by hiwtvi on Jun 15, 2014

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... Rückfahrt bekam nicht allen gut. Einige Mädels, darunter auch Alex saßen ganz Seekrank im Außenbereich des Bootes. Für die Anderen und mich gab es Kekse und Heiße Schokolade. Nach einer heißen Dusche und ein paar Minuten Entspannung hatte Alex dann auch wieder Farbe im Gesicht. Wir verabschiedeten uns von Kaikoura und sind jetzt wieder unterwegs Richtung Westküste mit dem ersten geplanten Stopp in Hamner Springs.

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Whale watching!

A travel blog entry by georgeadams1991 on May 09, 2014

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... in thickness. The head scarred by giant squid. The brain is the size of a basket ball, 7 times larger than a human brain. The sperm whales head contains around 2.5 tonnes of oil (the spermaceti melon). The oil cools and converts to wax as the whale is exposed to cold air. The wax is denser than water and helps the whale descend beneath the surface. By pumping blood into the capillaries around the spermaceti melon, the wax is converted into a buoyant oil, ...

New Zealand - Day 26 - Kaikoura, swim with dolphin

A travel blog entry by nath_and_rach on May 06, 2014

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... apologised and gave us part of a refund, knowing many people's expectations had not been met. However Rach was chuffed to have enjoyed only a short moment with a wild dolphin, making the trip totally worth it! We returned to land then drove to our accommodation, a motel with a spacious lounge, kitchen, diner and en-suite. It was a bargain deal on booking.com. After checking in it was laundry then a meal before heading to ...

Making some underwater friends

A travel blog entry by evi21 on Apr 06, 2014

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... they have themselves and I'm very happy to share these. Make sure you watch the little video - that's all mine. You can at one point hear the dolphins too.

Dolphin swimming is a regulated rather strictly. There is only one company allowed to operate off the shore of Kaikoura and they can only take out three boats at the same time. The number of swimmers is also limited, as is the number of times the swimmers can go into the water. The maximum is five times ...