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Sea lion in Kaikoura

Swim with Seals in Kaikoura

One of the best nature activities in New Zealand, swimming with wild New Zealand fur seals is a truly unique experience. As you swim in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula you will open your mind to the majesty of the natural environment and its amazing inhabitants. You will be amazed how friendly and playful New Zealand fur seals can be in the water!

You will be part of a small group of like-minded adventurers, leaving from Kaikoura, and your adventure will last approximately two and a half hours.

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Other experiences in Kaikoura

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Dolphin Swim
    A pair of Hector's dolphins

    Dolphin Swim

    Dolphin Swim

    This three-hour excursion is perhaps the best way in the world to swim with dolphins. Kaikoura attracts dolphins all year round, hugely increasing the chances of being able to get in the water with these incredible creatures.

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  • Maori Cultural Experience
    Traditional Maori Hongi Greeting

    Maori Cultural Experience

    Maori Cultural Experience

    This memorable tour brings you close to the Māori community in Kaikoura in a way that is not possible elsewhere in New Zealand. You will spend the day with the family who introduce you to a culture which dates back over 800 years.

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  • Whale Watching
    Sperm whale, Kaikoura

    Whale Watching

    Whale Watching

    The local company we use who operate these boats which head out to see the whales as they come up for air, has been running trips for over 20 years and has won many awards in that time. The whole experience is not just exhilarating, but also highly educational and focused on the preservation of the marine environment.

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Experience it for yourself

You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.