Driftwood Villa Bed & Breakfast

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

Whales and Dolphins / Wale und Delfine

A travel blog entry by hiwtvi


... seals hang out and grow up protected from predators. They frolic about the whole day and play in the water. Some of them just lie lazily on stones that have been warmed by the sun and others are so inquisitive that they feel safe enough to come within centimeters of visitors like us, who are just as curious as they are. We could have spent the whole day there but it was getting dark and we wanted to watch the rugby so we drove ...

Return trip, Kaikoura to Picton

A travel blog entry by 5edwards


... hours later.

Stopped for another look at the seal pups at Ohau. More pups than the other day. Quite a few groups were in the pools on the way down the stream. Discovered from the DOC ranger there that the pups spend the night on the rocks round the pool. In the mornings they head back to sea to feed. Pretty amazing to see them so close up and with such easy access.

New Zealand - Day 26 - Kaikoura, swim with dolphin

A travel blog entry by nath_and_rach


... in the water, jumping high with twists and turns, it was an impressive! Within minutes they had disappeared, and the ocean looked bare. They swam so quickly the boat could not keep up. Ten more minutes passed and we caught sight of a small pod of dusky dolphins. An announcement was made and we were directed to jump into the water with them. It was a brief sighting as the dolphins swam past us. The dolphins were not ...

Marlborough, Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs

A travel blog entry by lilianbrett


... she need to go and I felt like telling her she could catch a lift.............on the public bus. Once we were in the car we decided to pick up a hitch hiker only if Amy found them attractive or it was a young (non obnoxious) girl on her own. Our drive along the coastal road through the sounds was amazing and so beautiful, well worth the extra time and we arrived in the Marlborough wine region in the early afternoon. Anyone that knows me well will know I love wine, and those ...

Making some underwater friends

A travel blog entry by evi21


... straps so I'd slide down in them. It worked more or less, but luckily in this case I was able to get them on. It was really hot at first, but by the end of the 15 min safety video, I felt really cold.

We got on the bus in complete darkness. We got to South bay in complete darkness. We got on the boat and still no light on the horizon. It took about 30 min more for the sun to brighten the sky a little: it was again a cloudy day.
Now the dolphins ...

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