Driftwood Villa Bed & Breakfast

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

Making some underwater friends

A travel blog entry by evi21


... cold on the boat and had already taken a blanket to cover myself up in. I was really not looking forward to getting into the water! It didn't take us long to spot the first dorsal fin in the water. But we weren't looking for a single dolphin of course. We passed a couple of seals and then there they were: swimming in front of our boat! Our guide told us to get back inside and get ready: put on our flippers, mask and snorkel and move to the back of the boat, ready to ...


A travel blog entry by mersonjames


Another peaceful night at Chateau Marlborough. There was just one slight drama in the middle of the night. Kathleen got up in the dark to go to the toilet. When she got there she couldn't find the light switch. She fumbled about on the wall but just couldn't find it. She was considering carrying on with the manoeuvre in the dark but by now was starting to come to and she realised she was in the walk in wardrobe. Fortunately she had come to before there were any ...

Making the best of it

A travel blog entry by cheaperthancall


... that destroyed the city and killed 185 people. There are parts that are still inaccessible as it still experiences daily earthquakes (mostly minor) but it is trying to renovate itself and have a different vibe to before. Whilst this rebuilding is still underway the tour companies don't stop in the city itself, instead stay on the outskirts to pick up / drop off. Accommodation in the city is scarce otherwise I may have considered an overnight stop. The journey ...

Happy Campers

A travel blog entry by stewy08


... We were told that it will be another five years before completion and until then the city will probably remain as we see it - a shadow of its former self. We roll on to Lake Tekapo and as I classed the North Island scenery as spectacular then I'm not sure what adjective is fitting to use for the South. From the mountains to the aqua blue water, it regularly takes our breath away. The photographs we take don't really do it justice but take it from me, ...

Coast to Coast - West to East

A travel blog entry by phil100652


... booked in to a Whale Watch trip tomorrow to see the sperm whale out at sea while I hold the fort at the nearest Speight's pub. (If I throw up, I'd rather it was after one beer too many than the dreaded seasickness so I've wimped out.) A full report on the intrepid Chris's exploits will appear in tomorrow's ...

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