Kaikoura, New Zealand Overview
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.
Detailed Map of Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Kaitiaki is a New Zealand term used for the Māori concept of guardianship, for the sky, the sea, and the land. A kaitiaki is a guardian, and the process and practices of protecting and looking after the environment are referred to as kaitiakitanga
For the island near Great Barrier Island, New Zealand, see Kaikoura Island. Kaikoura became the first local authority in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve recognition by the EarthCheck Community Standard. According to the 2006 census, the permanent resident population is 2,172, a 3.3% increase since the 2001 census.
A fantastic community owned and run 1930′s art deco building screening the latest blockbusters and popular movies. Also available for hire for functions, weddings and performances
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Kaikoura South Island NZ
A brief look at some of the wildlife that abounds along the Kaikoura coast. Unique and a mecca for marine mammals. Nowhere in the world are sperm whales so accessible due to the fact that the peninsular provides a meeting place for the strong ocean currents that converge in deep water canyons enabling the rich marine ecosystem to thrive and form the ideal feeding ground for the whales, dolphins and seabirds.
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Dolphin Encounter, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Dolphin Encounter offer the amazing experience of swimming with and watching the incredible dusky dolphins year round, in Kaikoura, New Zealand. Here is a short video for your enjoyment to give you a taste of what this tour offers.
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Steve Logan & Al Brown in Hunger for the Wild head to Kaikoura New Zealand for Crayfish
Whale watching Flight at Kaikoura, New Zealand
Kaikoura, New Zealand - A Magical World. So a very good and close friend of mine (no, she doesnt film usualy) filmed the flight for me and will be very happy i uploaded it for her to remember.
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"Whale Watching in Kaikoura" Jewels1864's photos around Kaikoura, New Zealand (albatross flying)
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Baby seals playing in Ohau Stream, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Baby New Zealand fur seals playing in Ohau Stream, Kaikoura NZ. From the sign: "Between April and October these pups explore their surroundings, developing their swimming and social skills. They make their own way up to the waterfall and are not lost.