Endeavour Heights

1 Endeavour Place, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, 7300, New Zealand | B&B

Travel Blogs from Kaikoura

Chasing seals on the east coast

A travel blog entry by jojo-a-lenka


We woke up into sunny morning. We could not believe that it is finally sunny and full of energy we were on the way to Kaikoura – city famous for whales watching and large seal colony.

On the way to Kaikoura we did a stop at the lake Grassmere. Lake is well known for production of salt. Behind the lake is lovely beach with black sand dunes that are completely beautiful.we were amazed by the beauty around us during all ...

Whale watching!

A travel blog entry by georgeadams1991


... seals. Looking harmless and cute in their surroundings, we all jumped out of our skins when an aggressive male took to chasing us off the beach with teeth barbed and a loud growl when George attempted a close up photo. After Kaikouro we set off on the long drive to Picton. Finding accommodation close to the quay we then sought food from an Irish bar, run by a Californian and ate freshly baked pizza whilst drinking Guinness and listening to live music. Rounded off the day ...

The Beautiful South

A travel blog entry by handytravels


... The north islands puddles and haze had been outdone by the South’s unpredictable mountain mud slides; it was difficult to decide just where to position the van with mounds of dirt piled up against the barriers and spewed across the tarmac. Positioning became much easier shortly after, right behind the car in front of ours, as the slow moving traffic seemingly keeled over, died and became static. It seemed that we were quite ...

From Picton to Kaikoura

A travel blog entry by fernm


... whole train fleet had been pulled due to a mysterious engineering problem that no one knew anything about, and so it was a bit chaotic because no one knew what was happening. Anyway a replacement coach was laid on so I got on that and it was fine, although a bit delayed. There were a lot of muttering about cheap trains being bought from the Chinese and it seems to be a sore point here. Apparently there's been some trouble before with ...

It's all about seals...

A travel blog entry by lilyloves


Oh wow! Kaikoura is home to lots of marine life, like dolphins, whales, birds and seals. I was most excited about the seals as I had already seen some down in Milford Sound and the grown-up was going to get even closer to them.

The grown-up got dressed up in a little black number again, but this time, with big clown shoes called flippers and a mask called a snorkel - she made me laugh lots, as she ...

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