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Driftwood Eco Tours, D'Urville Island 5 Day Guided TourD'Urville, remains one of New Zealand’s most intriguing and remote corners, with a rich history, remarkable conservation efforts, stunning scenery and brilliant local characters. The Island was New Zealand's best known site for the production of argillite tools, thanks to the mineral belt running through its middle. Rangitoto Ki Te Tonga has a number of smaller off shore islands, some of which are under conservation protection for their unique wildlife such as Kuru Pongi (Trio Islands) with its endemic king shag. A large proportion of the island is native forest, under the protection of the Department of Conservation, with the balance in striking steep farmland. Its the people who live...
South Pacific Helicopters - Matai Peak ExperienceNestled amongst the coastline of the Pacific Ocean and native forest valleys, bordered by the Conway River, on New Zealand's most iconic Angus stud farm, sits Matai Peak – Luxury Kaikoura coastal experience. Take a 15 minute heli flight from Kaikoura to this stunning location. Upgrade to a whale watching experience along the way. Land at a private and secluded hut on New Zealand’s largest Angus stud farm, the iconic Te Mania then enjoy a lunch of locally sourced and produced delicacies Climb aboard a 4x4 buggy with the farmer for a full tour of the extraordinary pastures and incredible vistas. At the end of the tour, drop into Te Mania’s ‘Saloon Bar’ for a well-deserved refreshment...
Kaikoura MuseumThrough our impressive collections, exhibitions, events and programmes we bring to life the richness of our unique heritage, inspiring visitors to explore and enjoy Kaikoura’s diverse and colourful history. Our long term display is uniquely presented in an awarding winning exhibition space which highlights the district’s fascinating connection with the spectacular ocean on its doorstep. New Normal - The Kaikoura Earthquake Exhibition New Normal is a compelling long term exhibition that looks at the impacts of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake on our people, our landscape and our natural environment.
Fyffe HouseFyffe House was literally built on the back of whaling – the initial single-storey cottage, which became the wing of a larger home, rests on piles made from the vertebrae of a mighty Tohorā (Southern right whale). But Kaikōura’s famously pink heritage building, and the land it occupies, has a history that is centuries deep, dating from the arrival of tangata whenua. By the end of your visit, you’ll have gained valuable insights into the full history of the place, including the whaling industry, and a vivid sense of the lives of three families who inhabited the house between 1844 and 1980.