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

Seals and dolphins

A travel blog entry by peterjl on Oct 04, 2014

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... more before diverting to a group of albatross, then down to some rocks for seals before heading back. A great trip and,whilst I didn't feel cold in the water ( winter weight wetsuit, helmet, gloves and socks) once out I started to shiver. Maggie also felt cold in the 8C daytime temp plus a stiff breeze. Once back we stopped at supermarket to buy a tub of hot chocolate, I think we are going to need it this ...

Under daaaa seaaaa

A travel blog entry by erotergum on Sep 23, 2014

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... boat. We were pre-warned that the sea was moderately choppy and if we suffered from sea sickness it was advisable to take something. I've never been sea sick in my life but I was about to experience what it was like.

The dolphins were really far out so we rode out for about 45 minutes. Usually you don't have to go out even that far because of the layout of the ocean bed. About 100 metres off shore the sea bed drops to two thousand metres ...


A travel blog entry by edandkate on Jul 08, 2014

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... over the place very quickly but we had to hold on! Once the briefing was over and we were out of the harbour the captain opened the throttle and we zoomed off out to sea. In terms of our chances of seeing any whales, they reckoned on a 98% success rate and on this particular day average sightings were one to two whales. We hadn't been going that long when the first was spotted. We corrected course to bring us within viewing distance and then all headed ...

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

A travel blog entry by guernsey-girl on Jun 01, 2014

Today we travelled from Picton to Kaikoura. Picton was a sleepy seaside town, the main port for the ferrys traveling between north and South Island.We didn't do a great deal in Picton other than wander about the town. There is a walk to do there but we shall do that on our stop over before north island. Our hostel was lovely and served free hot apple crumble and (cold) icecream in the evening which was a lovely homely ...

Lake Tekapo->Christchurch->Kaikoura

A travel blog entry by neil.scannell on Apr 27, 2014

... by a slight pull on the line. With tension on the line and a slight tug, the reeling began. Now this was a process. Bringing a fish up 400 feet from the ocean floor requires thousands of revolutions on the reel, stamina, and a victory beer at your side. Once the fish was in the boat, one the guides was busy at work scaling and filleting the fish. Every person in our group caught at least one fish. As a group we had pulled out 40 fish from the depths of the ocean! ...