Kaikoura Shuttles
Kaikoura Shuttles
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Kaikoura Shuttles & Tours provide 2 hour sightseeing tours daily, allowing you to see the very best Kaikoura has to offer. Mini bus or coach, our experienced guide will show you Fyffe House (historic Whalers Cottage), Peninsula Seal Colony, Scenic Peninsula Lookout, South Bay Marina & Ohau Lookout. Shuttles to and from Rail/Bus or Accommodation. Private/Corporate transfers.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kate W
Great Malvern, UK52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Katrina was really helpful when we needed collecting from the station and then rented us a car at short notice for our stay in Kaikoura
Written 26 November 2023
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Kris O
Champlin, MN9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Great service from train to hotel, but even better was when our whale watching got canceled, he ordered to add us on a soap group tour of Kaikoura. Great afternoon trip!
Written 17 November 2023
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Pamela S
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Rick is very friendly and has a huge knowledge of the local area and history. His prices are reasonable and he is very helpful. We learnt a lot about the area while doing his sightseeing tour.
Written 3 April 2023
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JonBrownNZ
Auckland Central, New Zealand53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Brilliant service, we used their shuttles multiple times while in Kaikoura.
They were really friendly, arrived really quickly, nothing was an issue.
Highly recommend
Written 2 January 2023
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Thank you, Jon, your response is very much appreciated. I can't believe I have missed all these reviews. Some lovely responses below from all our past clients. So pleased to hear everyone has had a wonderful time here in our stunning location of Kaikoura.
Written 11 March 2023
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Judy M
Auckland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Great experience with the company had prebooked a 2hr tour for 8 of us, then added a pick up from station for a minimal pp rate, also took us to restaurant and return and we really enjoyed our tour well worth it great commentary and most obliging with our requests.
Totally enjoyed our experience with Rick and Katrina many thanks for a great time in Kaikoura
Written 4 November 2022
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Jennifer C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Rick was fantastic driver and tour guide. Took us for the 2 hour sightseeing tour around Kaikoura. Was very informative. Dropped us at the Kaikoura BBQ caravan for crayfish lunch which was excellent. Picked us up afterwards and took us to the railway station to get the train for Christchurch, went over the 2 hours. Very reasonable rates.
. Excellent service and friendly. Had recommended we went to the Pier Hotel for dinner and the meals were excellent there. Thanks again Rick.
Written 4 November 2022
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ge0ff60
Auckland Central, New Zealand14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Great company to deal with.
No problems are too hard.
Drove us around Kaikoura then all the way to Picton.
Driver was awesome
Written 29 March 2022
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kiwitreki
Auckland Central, New Zealand47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Kaikoura Shuttles couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating with out group. Lovely people to deal with and excellent communication. Thank you
Written 28 March 2022
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Belinda S
28 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
We too were charged $20 for a 3 minute ride! Of course they only take CASH as well apparently! We also had to use the shuttle at 10.30am even though we did not need it until 4pm to go to the train station as we were told they could not take us any later? Ended up dropping us up the road in town and because of this we had to walk the street for 6 hours. There are no taxis here so I feel they utilize their monopoly.

my advice - HIRE A CAR
Written 1 March 2021
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Please note we are a shuttle service, not a taxi. We have set prices. All transfers anywhere within the town vicinity for 2 passengers is $20.00 We take cash and use a portable eftpos for card payments. If your agent or yourself had booked in the transfer for 10:30am then that is when we turn up. We work until 5:00pm daily so I'm sure this could have been transferred if requested. Your Motel departure would have been 10:00am, storage for your luggage is available at rail. If you were on the afternoon train then yes you would have had to find something to do for 6 hours as mentioned. We take pride in our service for our community and tourists alike.
Written 15 April 2021
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Sunny_JLa
Harringay, UK262 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Charged us $20 for a 3-min ride! We were 2 people with 2 medium suitcases, and had no other option. A total rip off, however since Kaikoura has no public transport and no other taxi companies, they get away with it. Shameful.
Written 12 March 2020
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$20 for two passengers is our minimum around Town price. We are a shuttle service with set prices. Not a taxi. We pride ourselves as a small company looking after tourists and locals alike. Also dealing with many travel agents. I'm sorry if our personal service prices offend you. In no way do we feel shamed for the services we supply.
Written 16 March 2020
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