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Activites and Events in Kaikoura

Alpine View Motel has its own beach access so bring your walking shoes and fishing rods and try surfcasting off the beach, or enjoy an evening stroll along our beautiful coastline.


We have a playground for the children and for the adults, family gas barbecues with picnic tables situated around our garden – ideal for an evening barbecue on the spacious lawn.

Whale Watch

Every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant Sperm Whales are the stars of the show and year-round residents. A typical Whale Watch tour may encounter New Zealand Fur Seals, pods of Dusky Dolphins and the endangered Wandering Albatross. Depending on the season you may also see migrating Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Blue Whales and Southern Right Whales.
Whale Watch

Dolphin Encounter

Dolphins are some of nature's most extraordinary and captivating creatures. And they're even more amazing close-up. Immerse yourself in their world with Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura, an unforgettable experience in one of New Zealand's most breath-taking destinations.
Dolphin Encounter

Seal Swim Kaikoura

Snorkelling with wild New Zealand Fur Seals, in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula, truly is a unique experience. It's one of those simple nature experiences that opens your mind to the sheer magnificence of our natural environment and its amazing inhabitants. A breath-taking nature activity and recently listed as one of the world's 'Top 10 Marine Encounters' by Lonely Planet.
Seal Swim Kaikoura

Albatross Encounter

Discover many species of albatross and pelagic birds on your Albatross Encounter tour, an unforgettable experience in one of New Zealand's most breath-taking destinations.
Albatross Encounter

Fish Kaikoura

Experience the most beautiful sealife and the most amazing scenery while having a fantastic time catching yourself a great feed! Fish Kaikoura offer a wide range of affordable options that cater for the novice, through to the expert fisherman. Not only will you enjoy an unforgettable fishing trip but you will also experience some of Kaikoura's famous marine life as well as breath-taking mountain and sea views.
Fish Kaikoura

Kaikoura Helicopters

Put yourself in the ultimate vantage point and explore Kaikoura and its many natural wonders by helicopter. See an entire whale from head to tail as you fly slow orbits above. Be amazed by large pods of dolphins playing in the water. Explore the unique and rugged Kaikoura coastline and fly through the towering peaks of the Kaikoura Seaward Ranges. Discover your sense of adventure by experiencing a heli-raft, heli-hike or picnic at altitude.
Kaikoura Helicopters

Dive Kaikoura

The Kaikoura coastline is abundant with sealife which makes diving with us an unforgettable experience. As a 5 Star PADI Dive Centre our professional team will provide you with a safe and fun environment to learn to dive, go on guided tours and fulfil all your diving needs with equipment sales, rental and servicing.
Dive Kaikoura

Kaikoura Events

In September we have the Kaikoura Hop and in November we have the Kaikoura Races

Cafés and Restaurants

 We can recommend:

  • The Kaikoura Food Co
  • Donegal House
  • Hislops
  • Lobster Inn
  • Café Encounter
  • Beach House
  • Green Dolphin
  • Craypot
  • Pier Hotel
  • Thai Siam
  • Continental Seafood
  • Chiwis
  • Bernies Diner
  • Cod and Crayfish Seafood
  • Indian Restaurant
  • Thai Restaurant
  • Black Rabbit Pizza

Sample menus are in all apartments or from our office.