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Blue Whales, Orca and Sperm Whales!

March 30, 2016

What a week it has been here in Kaikoura for marine sightings.  We are incredibly lucky to consistently see Sperm Whales, Dusky Dolphins, Hector’s Dolphins and New Zealand Fur Seals but yesterday on a Whalewatch tour, our guests  saw three blue whales! What an incredible experience to get up close to the largest, heaviest and loudest mammals that … read more

Spring in Kaikoura

September 28, 2015

Spring! My absolute favourite time of the year in New Zealand. You can’t help but feel happy when you are surrounded by beautiful spring flowers and baby animals. This is the time of year when it can feel like summer one day and winter the next – or both in one day! – but the … read more

Wonderful Winters in Kaikoura

July 1, 2015

I love winter in Kaikoura. I know it’s cold, and sometimes wet and windy, but these wonderful crisp winter days just make you glad to be alive. Kaikoura tends to be very quiet at this time but what people don’t realise is how special it can be here at this time of the year. The … read more

Beginning of Autumn

March 2, 2015

It has been a truly magnificent summer – endless days of sunshine and warm weather.  Our poor farmers are suffering of course and are praying for rain, but for tourists and tourist operators it has been a glorious few months.  Our beautiful weather looks like continuing in autumn and here in Kaikoura some amazing marine … read more

Albatross Encounter

January 30, 2015

Our lucky guests went out with Albatross Encounter this week to view  the world’s largest seabirds in action. They were astounded at the sheer size of these magnificent birds and the number of different species seen here in Kaikoura. One of the guests commented that this activity was one of the best he had ever … read more

Whale Watching in Kaikoura

January 23, 2015

Seeing a whale is not something everyone gets to experience but here in Kaikoura there are whales to be seen almost every day of the year.  With the deep ocean trench so close to the town, the team from Whale Watch Kaikoura have names for many of the resident sperm whales and can recognise them from a … read more

Beautiful New Zealand.

January 21, 2015

We are so fortunate to live in a country that has such stunning scenery.  Take a look at this amazing Youtube video with a time lapse of some immense and diverse landscapes of New Zealand. Continue Reading More From Our Blog Links Follow Us Like Us Contact Us Telephone: +64 (0)3 3193034 Mobile: +64 (0)220115233 5 … read more

Kaikoura Summer

January 19, 2015

What a beautiful weekend we had!  Gorgeous sunny weather with a slight sea breeze – perfect for Kaikoura Summersounds – check out some of the photos already posted on their Facebook. South Bay was amazing last night – clear water, beautiful sunset – perfect for swimming and paddleboarding.  What an incredible place we live in.   Continue … read more

Swimming with hundreds of dolphins

January 16, 2015

Our lucky guests from France experienced the thrill of swimming with hundreds of Dusky Dolphins this morning.  Dolphin Encounter is one of the many amazing Kaikoura companies that will enable you to get up close and personal with the incredible marine life here all year long. Continue Reading More From Our Blog Links Follow Us Like … read more

New Snow on the Mountains

November 29, 2014

A gorgeous sunny day today after the return to winter yesterday. Lots of lovely new snow on the mountains and some much-needed rain for the gardens make it all worthwhile.  Our guests should have a wonderful trip with Albatross Encounter today. Continue Reading More From Our Blog Links Follow Us Like Us Contact Us Telephone: … read more

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