Nikau Lodge

53 Deal Street, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, 7300, New Zealand | 4 star b&b
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Travel Blogs from Kaikoura

Day seven

A travel blog entry by pattianddickie

6

The seventeenth floor has some great views, but is also very noisy when there is a force gale blowing all night. We awoke to the sound of wind and rain and set off for our trip on the Kaitaki ferry from Wellington to Picton. This is the largest of the three boats which navigates the waters of the Marlborough Sounds - winding tracts of water that …

03.03.04 Kaikoura

A travel blog entry by etoile98

3/3: Due to the yucky weather our ferry to Picton was delayed by an hour and a half, but we were on the boat by 10:30, and in the South Island around 1:30pm. It was quite an 'exciting' voyage, but the dolphins which greeted us in Queen Charlotte Sound made all the rough seas seem worth it! We drove down the coast to Kaikoura and checked into our …

Kaikoura

A travel blog entry by mersonjames

11

... sea on our left so is bound to lead to Kaikoura eventually. A couple of miles down this road we come to a junction which is back on to the main south road. We have just been round in a circle and are back where we would have been by following the main road. Mrs. Merkel either does not know or is deliberately ignoring her error and just calmly tells us to turn left as though nothing had happened . By now Kathleen is apoplectic and poor Mrs. Merkel is in danger of being ...

Hot hot hot

A travel blog entry by johnnym

4

... pink cinema was the only building to really attract my attention away from the sea and pebbled beach. After a couple of miles I passed a slightly busier car park-NZ provides plenty of free parking and even allows those with self contained camper vans to stop there overnight. This one was near a seal colony, though I didn't spot any. There was a short track down to the beach, with a sign warning that there were no maintained paths after this point, and ...

Whale rider

A travel blog entry by elinor.hinton

... everywhere, shooting around and below you everywhere you look. A fair number of the pod just carried on by, but a fair few individuals hung about to check out these weird, ungainly creatures in their ocean. I ended up playing a game with one dolphin for ages - he swam round me, and I had to spin round and round in the water as fast as I could to keep up, then suddenly he'd change direction and I'd have to try and do the same. Sometimes he'd switch and switch straight ...

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