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Kaikoura is a vibrant coastal town full of beauty and adventure. There's a huge range of natural wonders on both land and sea - and as part of this thriving community we work closely with a range of partners to help ensure you can experience the very best of it.

Enjoy the beauty of the ocean ...

Seal Kayak Kaikoura

Experience the excitement of watching seals diving around your kayak in this hands-free pedal kayak - perfect for photos, or those cheeky selfies! Please book prior to your stay.

Kaikoura Fishing Tours

Kaikoura is the capital of fishing and crayfish in the South Island, and no-one knows better than Tomo. Book a Kaikoura Fishing Tour when you stay with us and our 5* chef can cook your catch at the end of the day. 

Dolphin Encounter

The dusky dolphins are acrobatic, energised and graceful creatures and simply watching their typical behaviour of high leaps and somersaults, is sure to bring a smile to your face and transform your day from average to superb!  Choose swimming or watching and immerse yourself in their world.


NZ's premier surf breaks are within a 10km radius. From an amazing point break located  only 3km from the house along with variety of playful beach boulder breaks. There are advanced breaks located to the north and south of the house. Ask for details with your hosts. Surfboards and wetsuits are available for hire on request prior booking. Lessons also available with an experienced guide.  

Whale Watching

Every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant Sperm Whales are the stars of the show and year-round residents. This unique marine experience also provides an opportunity to sight high-spirited Dusky Dolphins, the rare and endangered Hectors Dolphin, New Zealand Fur Seals and a wide variety of sea birds including the Royal Albatross.


The Kaikoura coastline is abundant with sea life just waiting for you to explore. 

....before enjoying the mountains

Middle Hill MTB

World class riding where the mountains meet the sea - Middle Hill is a must for anyone who enjoys riding bikes down hills, with varying terrain and trail types to suit  all abilities. Please book prior to your reservation with us.


Enjoy a walk along  the beautiful Kaikoura  Peninsula and meat with the seals, or take the track to the top of Mount Fyffe  (1600meters high) or ask your host to guide you to the oldest Totara  tree in NZ. Please book your guide before your stay.

Helicopter flights

Flight to Mount Fyffe  and the surrounding mountains from our property,  or above the ocean to look at the Sperm whales and play full  pods of dolphins. Please book prior to your stay. 

Mount Lyford

Enjoy fresh snow at the closest ski field. 1 hour only to the top of the mountain from the house. Mount Lyford is a great ski area with runs to suit all abilities. It's a friendly  country ski field  with plenty of options.

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