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TravelPod Member ReviewsNikau Lodge Kaikoura
Lovely B and B with great views and such nice hosts! Wish we were staying longer than 1 night! Home made cookies and complimentary wine a bonus.
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Said goodbye to Blenheim and made our way to Kaikoura along the coast road. More mountains and stunning coastline. Passed Lake Grasmere along the way where they extract salt from in vast quantities. Arrived about 12 and found the bed and breakfast and luckily got our room early. Had a look round the town and had a lovely coffee and a savouy muffin …
... quite disconcerting when (every half hour or so) the sea falls silent for a few moments. As dusk began to fall all around, a few of the surfers went out for a short after-dinner session: a last few waves before nightfall, which is a risky business really. One guy in a grey wetsuit cut an awkward figure as he picked his way gingerly across the painful stones towards the water's edge. If you picture C3PO with a surfboard under his left arm, you'll have a good idea of what he looked ...
... set off on the coastal path round the end of the peninsula. Beautiful walk spotting seals on the beach/rocks and birds. It was also sunny and dry, promising well for the main event in the afternoon as well. We went back to the lodge to have lunch (sandwiches Trish has prepared earlier) before setting off for the WhaleWay Station (that is not a miss-print) and checking in for our boat trip. Everything ...
... to go to shore.
The downside of a 5am start and a sea sick tablet is that we then proceeded to get Blondini back to the campsite and slept for the next 5 hours.
I couldn’t quite believe my eyes when I was reading Whale Watch Kaikoura’s website and they just happened to mention that the orcas had been in the whaling grounds yesterday, seriously I missed my no.1 wild animal encounter by 1 day!!!! Nooooooooooooo!
... whales' and seals' paradise since it contains a lot of easy fish to feed on. In the afternoon, I had a walk on Kaikoura's beach, which was really beautiful with the mountain backdrop. However, the water temperature was very cold, and I didn't go for a swim. The next morning, I was at the dolphin's visitor centre at 5.30 am! There, I put on a very thick wet suit to protect from the cold ocean waters, which made me look like a water ninja! We left on a boat into ...