Blue Seas Motel

222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | Hotel
Prices starting from $96.00

Travel Blogs from Kaikoura

Whale-watching (maybe!!)

A travel blog entry by spicerrtw on Mar 02, 2014

4 comments, 19 photos

Sunday 2 March

Woke to another glorious sunny day. Just south of the town is the Kaikoura Peninsula and we spent the whole morning walking around the peninsula.

The coastal scenery is just amazing and from the higher points on the cliffs the 360 degree views of blue seas and rock formations and the bays were just …

Seals everywhere

A travel blog entry by jojo-a-lenka


... the last night at the airport. this time however we stayed in the car and were driving around till around midnight before we got to the airport where we spent the night reading books that we bought for $4 each :)

next - chasing kakadu parrots in sydney

if you want to see the baby seals in action have a look at the links below for videos

baby seals in ohau stream
baby seals in kaikoura

Whale watching!

A travel blog entry by georgeadams1991


... in thickness. The head scarred by giant squid. The brain is the size of a basket ball, 7 times larger than a human brain. The sperm whales head contains around 2.5 tonnes of oil (the spermaceti melon). The oil cools and converts to wax as the whale is exposed to cold air. The wax is denser than water and helps the whale descend beneath the surface. By pumping blood into the capillaries around the spermaceti melon, the wax is converted into a buoyant oil, ...

The Beautiful South

A travel blog entry by handytravels


... out and for a small period of time it actually seemed like we'd left the rain behind. As for the first worry, Easter weekend didn't disappoint - it was heaving! It was like playing an urgent game of musical chairs as boarded with the masses, each person hunting down the best seat for there voyage. This annoyed us somewhat later, as we would regularly see those who had raced to window seats sleeping or reading, basically doing any ...

Day 174 Kaikora

A travel blog entry by elliotgamble

As we weren't checking out until tomorrow we used the morning to our advantage. Firstly I had a big, well needed lie in. I then sat in bed most of the morning sorting out photos and catching up with home. It was nice to feel organised as being on the move so much those things get pushed aside. It was midday by the time we left the hostel so after some food took a walk along the beach and spent the day there. We had our night ...

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