Best Kaikoura Honeymoon Activities

THE 5 BEST Things to Do for Honeymoon in Kaikoura

Best Kaikoura Honeymoon Activities

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  • Katherine T
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would highly recommend doing at least part of this walk while visiting Kaikoura. The full loop that we did (starting and ending in the town center of Kaikoura) easily takes about 5-6 hours. There are multiple tracks--one along the top of the cliffs and the other down along the shoreline. We started along the lower shoreline track from the car park at the end of Fyffe Quay (Point McKean), which had amazing view of seals (literally hundreds) at about 10 minutes into the walk. After continuing on the shoreline track for about an hour (and continuing to see more seals and sea birds), the track ran out (or was washed out), so we had to double back and climb up the connecting track to the cliff track at Whaler's Bay Lookout. We then continued along the cliff track for the rest of the loop to the South Bay Reserve car park. There is a pedestrian walkway (Tom's Track) that connects from South Bay Pde back to the town center. We enjoyed the whole walk, but the most scenic parts are close to the car parks on both ends. If you have a car and are interested in doing a shorter version, I would consider driving and parking at the Fyffe Quay car park to explore the lower shoreline track and seal colony near Point McKean. Then, I would drive over to the South Bay Reserve car park and walk up to the cliff track to explore some of the views there. If you are an avid trekker, I would say to go for the full loop!
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • Michael C
    Derby, UK2,022 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This seal colony can easily be viewed from the road. We saw about dozen seals, including several pups. all basking on the rocks. It was a thrilling experience to see these animals close-up.
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • Jane P
    Masterton, New Zealand40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience for all ages. Took our young grandchildren on the dolphin tour and they loved every minute. Saw so many dolphins as well as seals and a sunfish. The staff are very friendly and helpful. If I had one criticism it’s the dolphin swimmers using the only toilet to get changed. We waited a while for people to come out and our grandchildren were struggling waiting to use the loo. Other than that I can’t fault it ❤️
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • Ann B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This kayak trip was absolutely one of the best experiences so far on our 30 day NZ adventure. Kiley was our guide and she went over and beyond to make our sea lion watching kayak adventure amazing. She was an excellent communicator and gave us a comprehensive overview of the sea life as we paddled through the coves. Everyone on the team gets 5 stars.
    Highly recommend this kayak tour company!
    Written 2 February 2024
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  • Wanderlust
    Nottinghamshire, UK241 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyed this trip, everything was well organised, from the booking, check in, the coach trip to the catamaran terminal. The day we were on the trip, they had advised there was a high risk of sea sickness due to the high winds/choppy water so at least you could prepare by taking medication in advance of the sailing.
    The staff were entertaining, engaging and really made the trip by providing advise if you were feeling unwell etc as to where the best seating would be and things to try.
    Very informative as to the whales seen in the area, lifespan, migration habits and the whales they had come to know.
    We were lucky enough to spot a sperm whale, who was at the surface long enough for everyone on the vessel to see. We subsequently found out the whale's name is Rangatira, a male, well known to them from the nicks/ shape of the tale.
    It really couldn't have been any better the staff really made this!
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • Rhonda A
    South Portland, ME1,074 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved, loved our 30 minute adventure to look for sperm whales! Kaikoura is uniquely set up for this as there is deep ocean depth near to land. From the waiting area to the pilot to the plane - a first class operation. They work with other local companies to spot whales and timed our flight for the optimal time to see a sighted whale. As in all nature there are no guarantees ( we didn’t see a kiwi in Kapiti Island) but we were lucky on this flight! Really a must do if in the area!
    Written 27 October 2023
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  • Katie F
    145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent yesterday morning swimming with the seals and enjoyed it immensely! I couldn't have had a better experience with the seals. The tour the were very carefully not to abuse the natural wildlife during the tour and explained the time before we set off (ie keep three meters away etc), except they forgot to tell the seals! These lovely creatures playfully somersault around us, looking us directly in the grave from less than a meter away. I always felt totally safe underway the expert care of Al, who was very helpful and expert.
    Written 25 September 2022
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