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


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 …

Whales and Dolphins / Wale und Delfine

A travel blog entry by hiwtvi


... ansehen, welches Neuseeland knapp mit 28 zu 27 gegen England gewonnen hat. Dann ging es auf Schlafplatzsuche und wir wurden kurz außerhalb von Kaikoura fündig.

Am nächsten Morgen starteten wir Richtung Flugplatz. Ein kleines Informationsgespräch zu Beginn und schon waren wir auf den 2 Rücksitzen in der kleinen Cessna verstaut und unterwegs zur Startbahn. Los ging es auf unseren 30 minütigen Rundflug über ...

Whale watching!

A travel blog entry by georgeadams1991


... floored it with news there was a sperm whale nearby already on the surface for air. We hit huge rolling waves sending the boat soaring then crashing. Felt a bit queesy which I never do. Within minutes we were there and there he was. A huge male sperm whale called Kiaki, 18 metres long and 40 tonnes in weight. We could see the top part of him including the blowhole and dorsal fin. The shear size of it was ridiculous, as big as our boat and twice as heavy! He blew ...

Marlborough, Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs

A travel blog entry by lilianbrett


... of them, (our guide estimated 300-400) dolphins everywhere you looked. It was the most amazing thing. We all kitted up (10mm wetsuit, snorkel and fins) and we were ready for our swim. I jumped in and there were dolphins all over the place swimming under and around me so close I could have touched them. One dolphin circled me and I dived down and tried to follow and another jumped right beside me. We had 4 more swims with the dolphins and each one was amazing. After our swims we ...

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