What to do in Kaikoura

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Peninsula Walkway featuring tranquil scenes, a lake or waterhole and landscape views

Kaikoura Attractions

There are opportunities for fun everywhere you look in Kaikoura. From action-packed activities to fascinating tourist attractions, this captivating small city has something for everyone. Ready to begin working on your itinerary?

If you're ready to hit the streets of Kaikoura, join a few of the top tours & day trips on offer, and let an expert show you some of the most popular sites. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our {8 fun activities in Kaikoura fun activities in Kaikoura} are also worth looking into.

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What to do in Kaikoura

Free Things to Do in Kaikoura

A vacation in Kaikoura need not cost a fortune. You won't have to spend a penny if you check out:

Kaikoura Beach - Devour your favorite magazine or play some tunes while sitting in the sunshine.

Peninsula Walkway - Unwind and let the natural beauty quieten your mind.

Things to Do in Kaikoura with Kids

There's fun for the whole family wherever you wander in Kaikoura. Here are a few family friendly experiences you can enjoy together that are bound to make your break a blast:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Kaikoura on a sunny day?
Take advantage of a sunny day with fun experiences like a Harley Davidson Chauffeured Kaikoura & Helicopter Whale-Watching Tour and an Adrenalin Forest Christchurch.
What to do in Kaikoura on a rainy day?
With excellent indoor activities like a Private Full-Day Shopping Tour to keep you amused, there’s no need to let the damp weather stop you from having a blast.
What can you do in Kaikoura for free?
You’ll hardly have time to take your wallet out of your pocket with so many wonderful free attractions:

  • Kaikoura Beach
  • Peninsula Walkway
  • Point Kean Seal Colony
  • Ohau Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups

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