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Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5641
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Wonderfully helpful staff

We arrived in Kaikōura without a reservation, which with hidsight was an error. The lady in the... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Nick_Harris
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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The lady a the desk helped us plan our day as our Camper broke down and we had to stay another... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Kath M
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Gold Coast, Australia
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The Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre knows all the best things to do, places to stay and ways to get there plus we'll take care of the bookings.
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West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We arrived in Kaikōura without a reservation, which with hidsight was an error. The lady in the iSite rang round for us until she found us a room at the Churchill Park Lodge - excellent, helpful service.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

The lady a the desk helped us plan our day as our Camper broke down and we had to stay another night in Kaikoura waiting for it to be fixed. Showed us a map and things we could do that were walking distance.

Thank Kath M
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Our first stop in Kaikoura was the i-Site to uncover what else we could do in this small town. The girl at the front desk gave us a good city map, advised us on walks to take, and restaurants to try. This was the best...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Driving from Hanmer Springs to Blenheim, we detoured into Kaikoura for a toilet stop. The information centre lady was friendly and directed us to the far end of the car park after the information centre. The Main Street here runs parallel to a creek which,...More

Thank venetianintown
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Marietvanvierzen, Manager at Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review, we really appreciate it. You are right, Kaikoura is nowadays so much more than just a toilet stop between Christchurch and Picton, it is an international destination with all it has to offer to our visitors. The...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We gained lots of information and help concerning local activities from the ladies running this operation. They will even book tours etc for you. They are always very busy due to the large numbers using the facility, so be patient.

Thank peterwV975TL
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The lady behind the desk was so helpful and she booked our Whale Watching Trip and told us were we had to park.

Thank Cidermaiden
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We found the staff at this i site to be the best in all of the south island. well done to all of you.

Thank locosfc
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Well worth a visit, but during the day they are often very busy so be prepared to wait if you need assistance.

Thank alisonbguernsey
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

If you looking to do any tours, these people are very helpful. Also you can find maps and general information of not only Kaikoura but other areas.

Thank ecofriendly386
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

On a busy ,peak time period, we were in Kaikoura and decided to visit the I-Centre which is very centrally positioned in the Township. The place was humming and the general impression gained was on of competence under pressure in a laid back manner. There...More

Thank Don M
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Hi Helen H, my apologies for the delay in reply, I just noticed your question. There are a couple of options for this situation: * split the family, so the parent not doing the dolphin tour can take care of your son while... More
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21 September 2015|
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Kia ora To Y, in addition to the excellent information of Peter F. I can advise that Kaikoura Shuttles has a 2 hour trip that includes a visit to Ohau Waterfall, the cost is $58 per person. Usually the baby seals are at the... More
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