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Customer Travel Tips for Kaikoura

74% Avg. city rating Rated by 51 customers

Activities / excursions 90%

Restaurants / eating out 76%

Shopping 63%

Chilling out / relaxing 88%

Getting around / public transport 64%

Sightseeing 82%

Culture 70%

Nightlife / partying 56%

Value for money 78%

Customer Travel Tips for Kaikoura

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84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


27 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Swimming with seals!

Liked: Swimming with seals! Just a beautiful place

Disliked: Nope

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


22 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: na

Liked: everything

Disliked: tours so expensive

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
71% Avg. rating


04 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Allow a few days if you want to do the whale watching tour as is often cancelled due to bad weather. I only allowed one day and had to stay for 3

Liked: The Walkways, the stunning views, the whale watching tour

Disliked: No it is a lovely small town vibe

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


01 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: you should see lots of albatross while on the whale watch tour. so choose that over the albatross encounter!

Liked: the whale watching is a must, even though it was very expensive. Budget it in somehow. There are alot of nice beaches around, as well as good hikes/walks

Disliked: n/a

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


01 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Customer Travel Tip: Experience all Kaikoura has to offer.

Liked: Laid back, small friendly town.

Disliked: Nothing!!

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


12 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Customer Travel Tip: Cook your own dinner at the hostel.

Liked: The ambiance and gorgeous beaches.

Disliked: Eating out was expensive.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


11 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Take a hike/walk around the seal beach area! It is beautiful!

Liked: There is a lot to do there! I wish we could've gone swimming with the seals, as our whale watching expedition was affected by the weather and we weren't able to see any whales. I wish I would've planned better to see a few more things!

Disliked: It was great!

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


16 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Always have a raincoat as you can't see what's coming in over the mountain!

Liked: Incredible views and quite a lot to do

Disliked: No

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
69% Avg. rating


13 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Try to stay close to the town centre if you're not driving.

Liked: Amazing views, seals and crayfish!

Disliked: No public transport.

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
64% Avg. rating


19 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Check the forecast befroeyour visit!

Liked: Wildlife

Disliked: Nothing to do in bad weather!

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


14 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Seal watching Peninsula walk

Liked: Seal watching

Disliked: No

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


25 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Go whale watching! It is pretty expensive but well worth it!

Liked: A cute little town with an amazing coastline

Disliked: No!

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


21 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: go for a kayaking tour

Liked: Small and easy to get around

Disliked: nothing

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


14 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Definitely do the activities! Amazing!

Liked: Dolphin encounter and whale watching & fishing with Jerry!

Disliked: Not a lot to do if not doing activities, as only couple of walks

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


12 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Go in the summer. I've been a couple of times and the winter is a ghost town

Liked: Swimming with the seals, whale watching and Peter's sheep shearing show made our trip!

Disliked: Nope

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


11 Feb 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Na

Liked: Swimming with the dolphins awesome

Disliked: Weather wasn't the best

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


16 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: You must do the walk around the peninsula and whale watching.

Liked: Fantastic location for whale watching, walking i.e. scenary, mountain back drop.

Disliked: The town is small and at first glance not that appealing. Unfortunately most restaurants close by 9 pm as do many of the bars!

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
78% Avg. rating


06 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Do the dolphin swim if at all possible but take the ginger tablets! The whale watching was unsuccessful for us due to the sperm whale not showing but if you have limited budget do the dolphin swim instead. On of the best experiences of my life.

Liked: One of the highlights of our trip. If you do one thing in NZ make sure to visit this place for a few days. We stayed for 3 and I wish I had more time to spend there.

Disliked: No, its a beautiful place

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


01 Dec 2013

Customer Travel Tip: the walk away of seals place!!! :D

Liked: Almost everything!!! very nice place, beautiful landscapes and amazing weather

Disliked: Not public transport

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
62% Avg. rating


31 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Get outdoors

Liked: Very beautiful location

Disliked: Its a small town. But as long as you understand that, thats fine

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74% Avg. city rating Rated by 51 customers

Activities / excursions 90%

Restaurants / eating out 76%

Shopping 63%

Chilling out / relaxing 88%

Getting around / public transport 64%

Sightseeing 82%

Culture 70%

Nightlife / partying 56%

Value for money 78%

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