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.

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

Skyscape accommodation in Twizel.

Kick-start your marriage with five-star memories.

Fill Your Cup At 8 Of The Best Wellness Retreats In New Zealand

Cabin with stunning view of lake at Aro Hā, Glenorchy.

Banish busyness in favour of an escape that will nourish your mind, body and soul.

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.

Score The Inside Scoop On New Zealand’s Best Ice Cream And Gelato Spots

Two ice creams in holder at Utopia Ice, Christchurch.

Because ice cream is categorically the best thing about summer.

Shop Feel-Good Fits With 11 Sustainable NZ Clothing Brands

Woman wearing gingham hat and dress from Mina.

This is feel-good clothing in more than one way.

The Good Life: Fiona Read's journey back to land & 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.