Blue Seas Motel

222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kaikoura

Whale-watching (maybe!!)

A travel blog entry by spicerrtw


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 …

Whales, Seals, Dolphins, Op shops and a Party!

A travel blog entry by kentoris


On tours like this you hope that there will be 'best-yet' life experiences and today has been full of them.

After leaving Blenhiem we drove south along the oceanic highway towards Kaikoura. If there is a more beautiful day this year, I would pay to see it. The ocean was at its calm, beautiful best, there has not been a cloud in the sky and …

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 ...

Beautiful Kaikoura and Blenheim

A travel blog entry by cedarposte


... looking for a meal in the small pools of water.

At the sand beach waterfront was a lovely community park ,again with the usual greenery and bushes. A memorial walking pathway(honoring fallen war heroes) wound thru the park. This had unusual arches made from real whale rib bones. There was a lovely and large wood carving labeled "the lovers"and was sculptured from two gigantic tree trunks.

We enjoyed ...

First day on the bus, to

A travel blog entry by philiptempest


... seal on the rocks and gave us some bull about god sending one of his minions "Bruce" to tart up Newzealand on the 6th day and he created the deep ocean and huge mountains.. We came round the corner and my breath was taken away for a second, it was just incredible, the snow capped mountains with cloud below clinging to the sides and sea a colour I've never see it before with the sun making it shimmer in ...

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