1 OR 2 HOUR SIGHTSEEING TOURS DAILY
See the very best that Kaikoura has to offer in one of our comfortable mini coaches.
Our experienced guide will show you:
Built on whale bones Fyffe House is our town's oldest surviving building and link to Kaikoura's whaling past. As the last tangible remains of the Waiopuka Whaling Station Fyffe House has seen Kaikoura grow from a whaling station to a farming and fishing community and port, then to today's whale watching centre.
*The Peninsula Seal Colony*:
Where you can stroll the shores of the Kaikoura Peninsula and see a colony of the NZ Fur Seal on a daily basis. After years of punishment these seals have started to breed again and a colony has now been formed again.The town of Kaikoura is nestled on a rugged peninsula on the East Coast of New Zealand's South Island where the seal colony loves to bask on the rocks.
*The Scenic Peninsula Lookout*:
Excellent views of coastlines (north and south), town, the mountains and over the peninsula.
*South Bay and Marina*:
Where the early whale hunters and fishermen set up homes. Today most of our sea charter vessels operate from the South Bay Marina. The South Bay reserve is also the South entrance to Kaikoura Peninsula walkway.
*Kaikoura's own Winery*: CLOSED OVER THE WINTER (more time for seals
The Cellar door is open from 10.00am until 5.30pm with tours on the hour. The tour starts in the vineyard, moves through the winery and then takes you into the underground cellar, with the tasting finishing back in the cellar door area overlooking the bay. Tour and tasting will take approximately 45 mins, but can be tailor made for individual groups
*The Lavender Farm*: CLOSED OVER THE WINTER (more time for seals
Lavendyl farm grows over 55 different variety's of stunning Lavender, stroll amongst these wonderful plants taking in their relaxing aroma, on their 5 acre Lavender farm
The extensive lawns and gardens of /Donegal House/ feature life-size statues of the Boyd ancestors who first settled this land in the 1860s.
The outside deck overlooks the scene, and is the perfect place to dine or relax and enjoy a traditional pint of Guinness or one of Marlborough's world-famous wines!
Two spring-fed lakes are home to Chinook Salmon and several varieties of bird life, including Mute and Black Swans, Blue Teal, Paradise and Mallard Ducks