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Kaikoura Bay New Zealand Cruise Port Guide


Anchorage with jetty landings both on the north and south sides. South Bay (tender distance of 2km or 1.24 miles) and New Wharf (tender distance of 1.6km or 0.99 miles)

Kaikoura township is small and compact with many cafes, restaurants and tour operators within walking distance of the center. To get into the hub of Kaikoura, use the local 5 min. shuttle service.

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Within the Kaikoura District, visitors experience some of the most breath-taking scenery in the country with a stunning coastline, a dramatic peninsula and some of the South Island’s highest mountains. A unique ocean environment is home to an astonishing variety of marine life including seals, dolphins, whales and albatross. Kaikoura provides an unforgettable location for visitors to enjoy a combination of New Zealand’s best eco-tourism experiences, richest Maori & European histories along with both relaxing and exhilarating land based activities.

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Local tour operators offer the chance to watch whales, dolphins, sea-birds and many other species of marine life on a daily basis; by boat, flight and by land. With wetsuits provided, visitors can even join dolphins and seals in their ocean environment.

It pays to compare your cruise line tours here.

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Nearest Internet Café: Global Gossip, 19 West End, Kaikoura

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