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 …

Wild and windy

A travel blog entry by petach


Arrived to sun - sorry just had to mention that, weather turned wild and windy after that so we spent the next few days walking, watching the wild sea and generally chilling out.
We stayed in a great b&b right on the sea front with great views of the sea and the mountains which seemed ...

Frolicking with Dolphins

A travel blog entry by kiwi.campers


... was a helluva lot of fun. Kiakoura is a bit of an oddball:it has a massive sea canyon extending right out into the Pacific, up to 2000m in depth, that brings up nutrients normally found at these depths to the surface....hence abundance of sea life. We got "suited up" in wetsuits (glad of them, too) then a longish trip by boat until they spotted a pod of dolphins. By "pod" I mean 500! You're just a big lump in the water and they're super-fast, efficient swimmers who ...

Day 174 - Kaikoura - Dolphins & Vomit

A travel blog entry by neensandpete


Whoop whoop! We finally got to swim with the dolphins this morning and it was AMAZING. After getting kitted out in wetsuits, flippers and snorkels we got on the boat which took about 20 minutes to get out to where we spotted the dusky dolphins. We had 4 swims with them and a couple of times there was literally hundreds of them all around us. We have never swum with wild dolphins in their natural habitat and it was an incredible feeling. Each time ...

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