Travel Kaikoura, New Zealand

Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand

September 13th, 2010

Kaikoura is the place to travel to if you want to go on almost any possible wildlife tour as this is a haven for animals and mammals in particular.

Kaikoura is known for its superb whale watching, seal spotting and of course..swimming with the dolphins!

Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Vacation PhotosTrip to Kaikoura

Who doesn't wan't to swim with dolphins? When we were planning our trip to New Zealand I knew that was one of the many things I had to try and it turned out that Kaikoura was the perfect place to put on some flippers!

Kaikoura is located on the eastern coast of South Island New Zealand and the last travel destination for the two of us on the South Island because later on we took a flight from Kaikoura to Rotorua on New Zealand's North Island to explore the other side of this amazing country.

But not so fast, Kaikoura. This place has become more and more popular with tourists wanting a true New Zealand wildlife experience. Kaikoura is one of the few places where you can go on a whale watching tour and swim with wild dolphins, both really cool experiences but since we already had been on a whale watching tour we decided to book the dolphin swimming trip in Kaikoura. And we didn't it one bit!

The tour was amazing with excellent staff explaining us all the safety rules and curious little facts about the dolphins like the sounds they make and what to do and don't when you're near them.

Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand PhotographsTrip to Kaikoura

Very important, you can't touch them! I always thought that you could simply grab a dolphin by its fin and get dragged along but that honestly happens only in movies or Sea World as our tour guide explained us that doing so the elastic skin layer of the dolphin can get damaged creating scars that make them an easier prey for animals like sharks...

So we didn't touch the dolphins:( But the experience was amazing and we could here them communicate under water and get some pretty cool pictures.

Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Album Photographs

After a great wet and wild snorkel experience it was time to say goodbye to Kaikoura and New Zealand's South Island and head to the North Island!

Did you enjoy Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand and have you been on a holiday in Kaikoura, New Zealand?
Add your trip!

Travel Tips for Kaikoura New Zealand:

Where to stay in Kaikoura: The Pier Hotel Kaikoura

What to do in Kaikoura: Swim with the dolphins

Where to eat in Kaikoura: -

Travel Pictures of Kaikoura, New Zealand

  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Vacation Photos Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Vacation Photos
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Photographs Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Photographs
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Trip Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Trip
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Album Photographs Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Album Photographs
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Blog Photography Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Blog Photography
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Diary Sharing Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Diary Sharing
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Vacation Photo Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Vacation Photo
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Travel Photo Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Travel Photo
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Review Gallery Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Review Gallery
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Holiday Photos Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Holiday Photos
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Vacation Pictures Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Vacation Pictures
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Holiday Sharing Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Holiday Sharing
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Trip Pictures Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Trip Pictures
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Album Sharing Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Album Sharing
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Blog Review Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Blog Review
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Diary Information Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Diary Information
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Vacation Picture Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Vacation Picture
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Travel Photos Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Travel Photos
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Vacation Guide Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Vacation Guide
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Photo Gallery Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Photo Gallery
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Travel Tips Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Travel Tips
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Holiday Adventure Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Holiday Adventure
  • Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Trip Photos Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand Trip Photos

Weather

Kaikoura Weather


4 °C | 39.2 °F

Traveller

Jodie&Dylan photo
Age: 26-33
Travel type: Couples vacation

Travel Blog

Wildlife tours in Kaikoura New Zealand
Continent: Oceania
Country: New Zealand
City: Kaikoura
Period: Apr '10-May '10
Lenght of stay: -
Views: 1951

Travel Review

Trip Rating: Excellent

Map of Kaikoura, Canterbury

Map Kaikoura New Zealand