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Kaikoura Marine life A magical world

Kaikōura is one of the few places in the world where Giant Sperm Whales can be seen year-round and close to shore. They congregate here because the 2km deep Kaikōura Canyon runs right up against the coast creating a rare system of sea currents that sustain an incredibly rich marine food chain.

Learn more about Kaikoura's marine life

Recent sightings Capturing the moment.

From time to time, we share special sightings on here with you.

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We are undertaking a number of building renovations at our Whaleway Station terminal to improve the visitor experience. 

  • Our main entry point to the building is closed for renovations and enlargement, access into the building is via the seafront side of the building (this is sign posted)
  • Our public toilets are closed for renovation and enlargement, we currently have portaloo's available (these are sign posted)

We apologies for any inconvenience caused by these building renovations.