Waves On The Esplanade Kaikoura
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- Free parking
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We arrived in Kaikoura yesterday afternoon to find the best accommodation yet! A beautiful apartment overlooking the sea with every modern convenience.
Our day started with a visit to Fyffe House, the oldest house in Kaikoura that was once a whaling station.
We then had a walk along the costal path with some fantastic views across the bay …
... frequent the area. As we were getting closer to the coast, we came upon a massive group of dolphins. There were literally hundreds of dusky dolphins as well as a handful of common dolphins and at least one New Zealand fur seal in the same couple of acres of sea. It was a breathtaking sight and one that we had never expected to see in our lifetimes. We didn't know where to look! Curious, playful dolphins were swimming all around us, making passes of the boat and breaking ...
... blue skies and calm seas. After a safety briefing by our guide we set out on our way. We were advised to hug the shoreline on our way out of the inlet as vessels of all sizes, including ferries and cruise ships, were also navigating the inlet. Needless to say we paddled quickly to cross over to the opposite shore. Once safely across we continued our day enjoying the scenery and fresh sea air. After an hour of delightful paddling the wind began to pickup and shift. We pointed ...
... of the wildlife the Kaikoura can offer us, whales, albatrosses, Dolphins, seals and loads of birds including shags, fan tails, red billed gulls, speckled gulls , black winged gulls ...etc......
It is a tiny one street town but has the most amazing wildlife yet it is totally free from commercialisation. Again it's midsummer yet the place is practically empty. The shops shut at 5, there are only 3 commercial ventures whale watching, dolphin encounter ...
... we stopped off at probably the most dangerous spot to try and manoeuvre from, the middle of a blind bend on each side after spotting what we thought were seals from the road. These 'seals’ in fact turned out to be crazy surfers. Neither my mum or I would be able to tell you how freezing cold it was that afternoon in Kaikoura so the fact there were lunatics in the sea made us shiver even more. We also had to cross train tracks to get to the ...