Here’s your chance to rub shoulders with pods of dusky dolphins on three-hour tours. Limited numbers, so book in advance.
Kaikoura is heaven for bird-nerds, who fly at the opportunity for a close encounter with pelagic species such as shearwaters, shags,...
The whole coastline, with its rocky formations and abundant marine life, offers interesting snorkelling and diving. Dive Kaikoura runs...
Resembling a pink liquorice allsort, this seafront picture house screens almost-recent releases.
A casual bar-eatery on West End’s southern end, with a pool table, oceans of Mac’s beer and occasional live music. Grab a sundowner on...
96 Esplanade · interesting places nearby
Café Encounter information
Housed in the Dolphin Encounter complex, this cafe is more than just somewhere to wait for your trip. Great counter food and coffee, plus cakes, pastries, bagels, toasties and daily specials, such as braised pork belly and fennel slaw. Ocean and esplanade views from the sunny patio.