• Take to the water in a kayak to explore the coastline up close. Photo Kaikoura Kayaks

Kia Ora from Kaikoura

December 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Kaikoura retains the quiet ambience of a quaint seaside village at the base of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Range. Much remains the same as it was before the dramatic earthquake of November 14, 2016.  But the landscape and seabed was altered dramatically, and it’s worth considering a two-night visit to see some of those changes. [...]

  • Paddling inside a sea cave delivers a new perspective

Quietly over the Water

October 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

You can see the green-blue silhouette of Moutohorā/Whale Island from all along the coast of the eastern Bay of Plenty. Nine kilometres offshore, it’s a much-loved icon. That distance used to be about as close as most people could get to Moutohorā, but no longer. White Island Tours now cruises to the island for a [...]