Kaikoura, in Canterbury, is a city that around 700 people call home.
Kaikoura is situated about 95 miles (153 kilometers) southwest of Wellington, the national capital, and 95 miles (153 kilometers) northeast of Christchurch.
Get active in the outdoors by planning a trip to the nearby nature reserves, such as Mount Fyffe and Mount Lyford. Take a walk and go birdwatching, then stop for a picnic in the reserves’ pristine surrounds.
Among the best monuments and heritage buildings in the area is the Fyffe House. This atmospheric place offers visitors the chance to learn about an important chapter in human history. Many people visit this site and also other local ancient structures and monuments to get an understanding of the events that shaped this city.
The Kaikoura Museum is an inspiring few hours for inquiring minds in Kaikoura. Savor the peace and quiet, ask the friendly staff about any temporary displays, grab something from the gift shop or just explore the well-curated displays.
When you are in Kaikoura check out Kaikoura Beach, a picturesque spot much loved by locals and tourist alike. On a fine day, this is the place to come to taste the sea air, enjoy long walks and paddle in the shallows. This beach is a calming area and well worth a visit.