Whale tales and seaside adventures: Kid friendly activities in Kaikōura
Esses Wine Company
Nestled next to the foothills of the Kaikōura ranges with stunning views of Mt Fyffe and beyond, Esses Wine Company’s vineyard might just sit in one of the most...
Hiku sits directly at the water's edge in the heart of Kaikōura. The restaurant, along with the Sudima Hotel it shares the space with, opened its doors in September 2022.
Bok’s Yellow Food Truck
Hidden in plain sight on Kaikōura's main drag is Bok’s Yellow Food Truck.
The Top Shop
Kaikōura’s Top Shop is the longest serving local fish n’ chip shop in town.
The Store Kekerengu
A top stop spot on the drive from Kaikōura to Marlborough, The Store Kekerengu provides some of the best cafe scenery and incomparable sea views.
Famous for its toasted sandwiches, Slam Club is the favourite destination for foodies passing through town.
Your destination for luxurious accommodation and one of the finest dining experiences in the region.
The Pier Hotel
A classic Kiwi pub and restaurant housed within an iconic nineteenth century hotel.
Strawberry Tree Kaikōura
A quirky Irish Bar and live music venue serving up some of the best grub in town.
Quality food in a relaxed yet stylish environment.
Impossible to miss.
Kaikōura Seafood BBQ
One the most affordable spots in town for getting your hands on world famous crayfish.
Food and Drink Heroes of Kaikōura
Be prepared to be delighted.
The classic Kaikōura destination for seafood.
Kaikōura Fine Foods
Pop in to gather a few special treats for the pantry.
A food and nature lover’s wonderland.
Sample Seafood and Other Indulgent Eats Across Kaikōura's Humble Culinary Scene
Emporium Brewing is a much-loved local brewery that will happily bring you pints and burgers to your heart's content.
For the quintessentially Kiwi experience: fish and chips by the seaside.
Flo & Co.
Visit for the great aesthetics and damn good coffee.
Beach House Café
A true local’s favourite.