12 hours Kaikōura

Beach and mountains in Kaikōura.
The best things to see, eat, and do in Kaikōura

6 Alternative Activities in Kaikōura

Man riding downhill through forest at Middle Hill MTB.

From llama trekking to downhill MTB tracks, there's plenty to keep you busy in Kaikōura that doesn't involve a boat.

7 South Island Road Trips to Add to Your Bucket List

View of Milford Sound in South Island, New Zealand.
Christchurch & Canterbury

Fill up the tank; a South Island road trip adventure awaits.

Best Off-The-Beaten-Path Honeymoon Destinations In New Zealand

Skyscape accommodation in Twizel.

Kick-start your marriage with five-star memories.

It's a Family Affair

Quintin Hislop with his mum outside BeeBox.
Third generation Kaikōura local, Quintin Hislop comes from a family whose name is synonymous with wholefoods, organics, and a passion for the highest quality products.

Sample Seafood and Other Indulgent Eats Across Kaikōura's Humble Culinary Scene

Cooked crayfish on a plate.
With an abundance of seafood at their fingertips, it's no surprise Kaikōura has a bunch of culinary delights across town.

The Good Life: Fiona Read's Journey Back to Land and Sea

Fiona Read, and her husband Chris, in their kitchen at Hapuku Kitchen.
Like most people you meet in Kaikōura, Fiona Read is extremely passionate about this special seaside town and its offerings – especially so in the culinary sense of things.

Walking Where Ancestors Once Walked

Maurice Manawatu sat in chair.
Maurice Manawatu belongs to the Ngāi Tahu hapū of Ngāti Kuri who arrived in Kaikōura many generations ago and married into the original peoples.