Kaikoura (B5)

Kaikoura and its variety of attractions other than the ever-popular whale-watching tours.  Kaikoura, New Zealand.

GPS: -42.402531° 173.682957°

TVNZ “Meet the Locals” Kaikoura video: http://tvnz.co.nz/meet-the-locals/2008-episode-117-video-2262439

Kaikoura Peninsula track overview 1

Kaikoura Peninsula track overview 1

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Kaikoura Peninsula track overview 2

Kaikoura Peninsula track overview 2

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The gorgeous highway south of Kaikoura

The gorgeous highway south of Kaikoura

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The gorgeous highway south of Kaikoura.

The gorgeous highway south of Kaikoura.

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Twin highway tunnels along the Kaioura Coast.

Twin highway tunnels along the Kaikoura Coast.

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The whale-watching fleet of boats at the south-side marina.

The whale-watching fleet of boats at the south-side marina.

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Tourists at Kean Pt taking pix of a bored seal.

Tourists at Kean Pt taking pix of a bored seal.

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The Kean Pt walkway views.

The Kean Pt walkway views.

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The track down to the cove to make a loop out of the Point Kean walkway.

The track down to the cove to make a loop out of the Point Kean walkway.

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A whale of a bike rack in downtown Kaikoura.

A whale of a bike rack in downtown Kaikoura.

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A whale of a speed bump at the Whale-watch carpark.

A whale of a speed bump at the Whale-watch carpark.

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Sign for DoC free Puhipuhi campground

Sign for DoC free Puhipuhi campground

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DoC free Puhipuhi campground

DoC free Puhipuhi campground

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Iron Gate stream wading-hole.

Iron Gate stream wading-hole.

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One Response to “Kaikoura (B5)”

  1. Chris Smith Says:

    The fur seal population seems to have at least doubled since our first visit in 2004. Walking from South Bay along the tidal shelf, we could hardly believe the numbers. It’s impossible not to disturb some of the seals here, because you can’t always get behind them and must walk between them and the sea. The other areas where they were clustered : off limits bird nesting areas & offshore rocks, lead me to suspect that they are avoiding human contact. Can’t say I blame them.

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