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Locations near Kaikoura -

Located 132kms south of Picton and 180kms north of Christchurch, situated on rocky coastline - Kaikoura is renowned as the whale watching centre of New Zealand and  'Swimming with the Dolphins'.

Kaikoura and Snowcapped Kaikoura RangesKaikoura is also known for crayfish of which early Maori settlers, dating back over 950 years, used as part of living of the land. 

Kaikoura's major event is the 'Seafest' which is held in October.

Besides the rich marine mamals and birdlife, Kaikoura can offer the visitor a range of activities from early whaling exhibits, 4WD driving, horse trekking, farms tours to skiing at Mt Lyford Skifield only a hour's drive from Kaikoura.

Kaikoura is served by a range of coach/bus operators and the famous Tranz Coastal train from Christchurch and Picton that link with the Interislander Ferries from Picton to Wellington.

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