NZ Kaikoura duskydolphin
NZ Kaikoura Red billed gulls
NZ Kaikoura seal

Kaikoura is the place to see wildlife in New Zealand. This small town on the south island is home to whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and sea birds who come for the nutrient-rich waters that are perfect for feeding in. Set against the might of the Seaward Kaikoura mountain range, this is a stunningly beautiful stop.

14 days

New Zealand wildlife and waterways

New Zealand in two weeks
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13 days

South Island wildlife route

Whale-watching, birding and wildlife on New Zealand’s south island
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19 days

New Zealand Lord of the Rings route

Head into Mordor, explore Isengard and chill out in Hobbiton
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20 days

North to south white knuckle

Epic adventures from North to South Island
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