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Travel Blogs from Kaikoura
Make your way to the airport this morning where the car hire depots are still located for the city.
Head north from Christchurch to Kaikoura.
There is a seal colony here about 25 minutes north of the town close to Nins Bin, that is well worth a visit and from here a short walk up to a nearby lookout point affords glorious views over the bay and nearby mountains
This morning you join the Whale Watch trip, departing from the Whale Way Station in Kaikoura. This will take up most of the morning and have the afternoon at leisure in this delightful ocean-front town.
We were up and away, waving good bye to the eels, in good time the next morning. We had to be in Kaikoura by 10.30 as we'd booked our final New Zealand excursion, that being a few hours out on the water hoping to spot some whales! We arrived bang on time and had half an hour before boarding which we made use of in the cafe. At 11am there was a short safety briefing, which reminded us of the sort you get on an airplane, and then we were all loaded onto a bus ...
... some food shopping before double checking our booking at the dolphin encounter office and heading back to the hostel.We spent the remainder of the day drinking hot chocolate by the fire and reading our books aswell as a bit of a reshuffle to our plans due to awkward bus timings!Had a little chat to Jed on the phone then we cooked some dinner before calling it a night as we have an early start tomorrow to play with the ...
... tail fluke photo op. Cameron did a good job with the camera and got some great photos.
Overall a great trip, despite Ali and Victoria feeling and being sick the whole time. I had thought we might also do a boat trip to see albatross and other seabirds but after today don't think the two of us could face another boat trip! and we still have to get back to Wellington.
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