Norfolk Pine

124 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand | Inn
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Travel Blogs from Kaikoura

Seals everywhere

A travel blog entry by jojo-a-lenka


... the bottom of the cliffs to have better views. we ended the day with another photo session with the seals and ducks and we couldn't believe that the sun was setting and the day went by so fast and our stay in the incredibly beautiful country was coming to a close.

the next day we drove off to Christchurch where we stayed at a holiday park close to the airport but as our flight was the next day 6am we decided ...

Whale watching!

A travel blog entry by georgeadams1991


... oil. It was decided to stay in pursuit of Kiaki as it was expected to see him resurface around 40 mins after the first dive. Locating him with sonar we were able to home in close to his location. Looking out across the sea we shortly spotted Kiaki blowing plumes of spray a few 100 metres away. Taking the boat up close, we were able to identify the sperm whales head and body. The body exhibiting some of the most excessive cellulite markings in the blubber, which ...

The Beautiful South

A travel blog entry by handytravels



We were a bit sceptical regarding our morning ferry trip from Wellington to Picton for reasons twofold. One, we had completely forgotten the fact it was Easter weekend when we advance booked it , and two, we had received an e-mail the previous day saying that check-in had been postponed an hour due to "Weather and heavy loading". GULP! As it happens we only had to worry about one of these issues in the end, as the ...

Whale Watching

A travel blog entry by lizg65


... The dolphins in this area are Dusky dolphins and there were dozens of then. It was as if they knew that the boats were there and they put in a show better then any marine park. Some were even doing back flips. It was a bit of a frenzy and awesome to watch. As we traveled to and from that day I also spotted a small shark and a seal. What a great day of sea life ...

Happy Campers

A travel blog entry by stewy08


... special. We walk to the base of Mount Cook on valentines day and although it is less awe inspiring up close than from a distance, it still makes for an enjoyable morning. Three hours further south brings us to the picturesque town of Oamaru, famous for its penguin colony. Driving through we see three Maori lads in school uniform who can't be older than 14 but not one of them is under about 6ft 2. 'Forget Africa, Arsene Wenger should come here for his scouting' ...

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