Donegal House

Address: Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, 8280, New Zealand | B&B
 
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      Seal Team 5

      A travel blog entry by sbritton on Mar 27, 2015

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      Started the day waking up next to the ocean on what we later determined was a go cart track. Yup that's how these guys roll...build a concrete track a hundred feet from water. Lisa found it in the middle of the night from a sat map and looked like a parking lot. That's RV camping "down under" for you. Made a quick breakfast of oatmeal and croissants before heading out to swimming with the seals. We found the seal and ...

      Tiaki

      A travel blog entry by benjandkori on Mar 13, 2015

      25 photos

      ... of the water from time to time. Dozens of fins were showing in every direction. As our time was beginning to run out, a few of the dolphins began to fling themselves out of the water, turing backflips before landing heavily back on the surface. This behaviour was probably a hunting technique to frighten fish. The backflips kept on coming and we were sad to have to leave the area and head back to port. As we arrived at the marina, we felt exhilarated and very satisfied. ...

      A Long Walk Around the Cliffs

      A travel blog entry by benjandkori on Mar 12, 2015

      19 photos

      ... close to the slumbering pair. The bay we were walking around was a pretty one, with oystercatchers in a big group on the beach. However, the scene might have been very different a few decades ago. This part of Kaikoura was important to the whaling industry. The larger bones had no sale value so were often used as fence posts. A huge rib is still fixed in the ground by the entrance to a farm. At the carpark at the very end of the peninsula, a fidgety seal was lying just ...

      Kaikoura- Up close and personal with marine life

      A travel blog entry by emmaandsophie on Mar 01, 2015

      1 comment, 1 photo

      ... else we walked round he corner to face a climb over rocks and dodging the sea to get to the car park. A sleepy seal on the rocks shouted at me when I got too close as I didn't realise he was there too! Luckily they don't move very quickly! In total we were 45 minutes late to the bus and a polite man told us we had just missed it leave... But don't worry the walk to town is only half an hour- liar! After an hour we arrived to the hostel sweaty, fed up but alive with ...

      A night in jail

      A travel blog entry by amzellen on Feb 18, 2015

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      ... groups. We suited up with wetsuits, boots, and funny wetsuit material head cover thing and set off. We drove a bit down the coast and then on a small boat for a while. We stopped at a group of rocks and they were covered in fur seals. One little group had a few pups too and they were so cute. The snorkels went on and we were off. In the end we didn't actually see many in the water although a few did get quite close but we mostly watched them ...

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