Kaikoura is known as New Zealand’s whale-watching mecca. Get up-close with majestic Giant Sperm Whales; as well as Humpbacks, Pilot Whales and Orcas.
Whales are a very common sight in the waters off Kaikoura because of a 2-kilometre underwater canyon that sits beside the coast. In this giant trench two powerful sea currents meet, drawing nutrients to the surface of the water and attracting an abundance of fish. Hop on a boat cruise and experience whales’ first-hand as they feed off the canyon’s nutritious marine-life.