Esses Wine Company

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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

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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

A plate of crispy chicken in the sunshine.
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Hidden in plain sight on Kaikōura's main drag is Bok’s Yellow Food Truck.

The Top Shop

A small box of fish and chips.
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Kaikōura’s Top Shop is the longest serving local fish n’ chip shop in town.

Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway

Mountain views and seals on Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway, Kaikōura.
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The Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway has it all; the wild ocean, rugged cliff tops and mountain views capped with snow throughout winter, and an abundance of marine wildlife.

The Store Kekerengu

View of the counter at The Store Kekerengu, Kaikōura.
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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.

Mt Fyffe Distillery

Hand holding a bottle of Shearwater Gin from Mt Fyffe Distillery, Kaikōura.
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On the foothills of Mt Fyffe, Kaikōura, you’ll stumble across one of New Zealand’s smallest nano gin distilleries, Mt Fyffe Distillery.

Middle Hill MTB

Lifting mountain bikes off a cart.
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For the ultimate adrenalin fix.

Slam Club

Customers having a beer at Slam Club, Kaikōura.
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Famous for its toasted sandwiches, Slam Club is the favourite destination for foodies passing through town.

Hapuku Lodge

Treetop accommodation at Hapuku Lodge.
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Your destination for luxurious accommodation and one of the finest dining experiences in the region.

Zephyr

Table set at Zephyr with artwork hanging above.
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Quality food in a relaxed yet stylish environment.

The Mayfair Arts and Culture Kaikōura

Bright pink exterior of The Mayfair.
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Inspiring people to use their creative thinking.

Strawberry Tree Kaikōura

Man standing at the bar with his children at Strawberry Tree.
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A quirky Irish Bar and live music venue serving up some of the best grub in town.

The Pier Hotel

Exterior view of The Pier Hotel.
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A classic Kiwi pub and restaurant housed within an iconic nineteenth century hotel.

Nins Bin

Close up of flax outside Nin's Bin.
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The classic Kaikōura destination for seafood.

Kaikōura Surf Company

Stack of surfboards leaning against a wall at Kaikōura Surf Company.
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For all your surf and skating needs.

Kaikōura Museum

Young people exploring Kaikōura Museum.
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Encounter the interesting histories of the seaside city of Kaikōura.

Sime's Kitchen

French toast with bananas and figs.
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Be prepared to be delighted.

Kaikōura Seafood BBQ

Takeaway box with cooked crayfish dish inside.
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One the most affordable spots in town for getting your hands on world famous crayfish.

Karaka Lobster

Lobsters on display in the fridge at Karaka Lobster.
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Impossible to miss.

Cultural Artwork Package

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View stunning cultural artworks that tell the rich history of Kaikōura.

Kaikōura Fine Foods

Jars of pickles and condiments on a bookcase shelving.
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Pop in to gather a few special treats for the pantry.

Wacky Stays & Llama Trekking Kaikōura

Llamas in the field at Wacky Stays.
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For something quite out of the ordinary.

Hapuku Kitchen

Owner of Hapuku Kitchen, Fiona.
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A food and nature lover’s wonderland.

Kaikōura Boutique Hotel

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A beautifully restored late 1800s hotel.

Harmon's Motor Museum

Classic car parked with a painted beach mural behind.
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A private classic car collection run by a father-son duo.

Husk Home

Close up of tonal pink salt and pepper grinders.
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You won’t know where to focus your eyes first.

Emporium Brewing

Interior view of the bar at Emporium Brewing, Kaikōura.
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Emporium Brewing is a much-loved local brewery that will happily bring you pints and burgers to your heart's content.

Flo & Co.

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Visit for the great aesthetics and damn good coffee.

Coopers Catch

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For the quintessentially Kiwi experience: fish and chips by the seaside.

By the Blade

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Your facial hair is in capable hands here.

BeeBox

BeeBox honey in jars.
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An organic honey and coffee shop in one.

Addy & Lou Kaikōura

Interior view of Addy & Lou.
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Try to walk past Addy & Lou without going in. We dare you.

Beach House Café

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A true local’s favourite.