The Factory

5 Hapuku Road, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, 7371, New Zealand | 5 star b&b
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Travel Blogs from Kaikoura

Whales

A travel blog entry by edandkate on Jul 08, 2014

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... over 500m away however when our third sighting decided rest time was over and waved goodbye with his tale from the distance. As a result the engine was slowed and we headed back in land hoping to spot a little Hector Dolphins. We saw a couple but they were very nippy and quite shy so we only just glimpsed them. Our time on the water was running out so we began to head back to the port but on route spotted yet another sperm whale chilling out on the ...

Kaikoura

A travel blog entry by clagolzo on Apr 28, 2014

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... was that the guides took us out "to view seals" on a particular spot on the shore, and it wasn't even that exciting for us because there were just one or two big seals sitting around not doing much, and we'd already had hundreds of much cuter baby seals entertain us close up the day before. And we didn't even get to sea the big seals very well at all, because it was a ...

Lake Tekapo->Christchurch->Kaikoura

A travel blog entry by neil.scannell on Apr 27, 2014

... inches of us humans. At the waterfall there were probably 30 or 40 seal pups all gathered, swimming, and playing in the pool. It was surreal! It was getting dark and we had a lot of fish to cook up, so we headed back into town. We checked into a Holiday Park, took a quick turn in their hot tub, and then got to work. I was in charge of preparing the fish tonight. I didn't have a recipe, so I whipped up my own concoction for getting these fish fillets ready to eat. ...

KAIKOURA - KAIOURA

A travel blog entry by shoestringkiwis on Apr 20, 2014

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... single beds for a night while our own bedding dried out.

So we now had an unexpected extra few days in the South Island! What to do? A trip down to Kaikoura was our choice, as we had blasted through it in the dark last time when we raced down to be with Gracie at the beginning of our trip. There was no blasting down the road this time around - the coast road was closed during the cyclone because of slips, and the road ...

The Beautiful South

A travel blog entry by handytravels on Apr 19, 2014

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... wasn't a great stress relief. After an hour or so of forced fun, we departed, opting for a more familiar remedy of relaxation courtesy of a small fudge shop. This was to be our souvenir of the springs as we hit the road once more for the North - safe in the knowledge that both the storms and easter holidays were coming to an end. . .

Today We Learnt:

The South Island has to out-do the North Island with everything - including Weather ...

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This 5 star B&B, located on 5 Hapuku Road, Kaikoura, is near Kaikoura Whale Watching tour, Glenstrae Farm 4 Wheel Adventures, and Topspot Seal Swim.
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