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Kaikoura Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

Check availability and Book Kaikoura accommodation online. Pay when you stay. No deposits or booking fees. Accommodation in and around Kaikoura includes - Hotels, Apartments, Motels, Serviced Apartments, Bed & Breakfasts, Homestays, Holiday Parks, Campgrounds, Backpackers, etc. Kaioura is on State Highway 1 and the northern section of the South Island Main Trunk Railway. Kaikoura also has a small, sealed airstrip located 6 km to the south of the main centre. The Kaikoura Aerodrome is mainly used for whale spotting tourist flights by Wings over Whales and Air Kaikoura - Kaikoura Aero Club, it can also be used by small private and charter flights. The Kaikoura Peninsula extends into the sea south of the town, and the resulting upwelling currents bring an abundance of marine life from the depths of the nearby Hikurangi Trench. The town owes its origin to this effect, since it developed as a centre for the whaling industry. The name Kaikoura means 'meal of crayfish' and the crayfish industry still plays a role in the economy of the region. However Kaikoura has now become a popular tourist destination, mainly for whale watching (the sperm whale watching is perhaps the best and most developed in the world) and swimming with or near dolphins. There is also a large and readily observed colony of southern fur seals at the eastern edge of the town. At low tide, better viewing of the seals can be had as the ocean gives way to a rocky base which is easily navigable by foot for quite some distance.

 
 
 
 
 
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