Driftwood Villa Bed & Breakfast

Address: 166A Beach Rd, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Kaikoura

Dolphins & Kayaking!

A travel blog entry by codie on Mar 13, 2015

44 photos

... sail, they said it could be between a 5 and 45 minutes journey to find the dolphins! Luckily they were found after about 15 minutes, they said as it was dark they would do things backwards and let everyone take photos first, then the swimmers could go in when it got lighter.
So we got to see loads of Dusky Dolphins chasing after the boat and riding the bow. Managed to get some video of them on the GoPro as the cameras had long lenses on. Saw a few of the dolphins ...


A travel blog entry by benjandkori on Mar 13, 2015

25 photos

... grey bulge breaching the surface. Sperm whales don't go in for half measures and are fantastically designed, having remained relatively unaltered by evolution for millions of years. Among all living things on Planet Earth, they hold the record for the largest head, the largest brain and the largest muscle. They are also the largest of the toothed whales and have been known to eat four metre long sharks! There is a theory that these mighty apex predators are able to kill ...

A slice of paradise - New Zealand

A travel blog entry by greetadventures on Mar 05, 2015

4 comments, 19 photos

... trenches of between 4000 and 5000 feet in depth. These trenches are the reason for the whale population. We were fortunate to see two male sperm whales, approximately 40' long, swimming together for about 15 minutes before making their dramatic diving descent. Kaikoura is also home to seal colonies and dolphins. New Zealand has the largest man made forest in the world. We've seen numerous transport trucks carrying Monterey Pine logs to the various ports, as the logging industry is ...

Kaikoura- Up close and personal with marine life

A travel blog entry by emmaandsophie on Mar 01, 2015

1 comment, 1 photo

... wrong from there! Taking some photos from the cliff edge my go pro may have accidentally taken a tumble down the cliff edge slightly. It was one of those moments where you can't move to run and get it and just watch it plop, but I managed to scramble down and get it back with no damages! The seal colony were down on the beach, very close to the people watching them but I suggested we stick to the footpath at the top of the cliff rather than taking the stairs ...

A whale of a time!

A travel blog entry by thecurries2012 on Jan 28, 2015

38 photos

For years and years and years, Kaikoura has been on my 'To-go' list as it is one of the best whale spotting locations. The reason for this is that the Kaikoura Peninsula extends into the Hikurangi Trench which is around 3000meters deep and just 80 kilometers off shore in Kaikoura. The deep water rich in crayfish and plankton is the perfect fishing grounds for the whales and dolphins. The most common whale found here is the Sperm Whale. .

So here are ...