鸣少It is said that whale watching in Kaikoura is a lot of luck. The one we went there was very lucky. We booked the boat at noon. In the morning, we departed from Christchurch and drove about four hours to Kaikoura. After the ticket, we will wait for the captain to take us out to sea. As soon as we took the whale watching boat out to the open sea, we encountered a sperm whale coming up to take a breath. After it sank, we began to track its path and followed it for about 45 minutes until the sound detector could not hear any sound, Captain Said this means that it ended its foraging and began to float. It didn’t take long to see its figure again. The sperm whale had a strong sense of territory. Not long ago it drove away a sperm whale that was larger than itself. After all, its size is ours. More than twice as much as a ship, we can only observe quietly from a distance, and everyone does not dare to cheer too much. Although I could only see the back of the sperm whale all the way, I felt extremely shocked. After chasing the whales, we turned our heads and drove to Goose Bay. More and more dolphins appeared on the bottom of our ship. After landing, I was hungry. My daughter killed half of Kaikoura's local lobster by herself. It is indeed a well-deserved name. Not only the ingredients are fresh, but the taste is particularly good. This is not easy for New Zealanders.
殊涛I went in February, and the long-awaited Peninsula Walkway (Peninsula Walkway) is also a paradise for wildlife. As soon as I arrived at the entrance of the trail, I saw a seal who was not afraid of people. It was actually very humane on the stairs, sleeping on the grass by the roadside, living in harmony with humans without disturbing each other. The famous Peninsula Trail Park, where you can see the vast Pacific Ocean from the mountain cliffs, and it is indeed the first time for me to see the sea from a real cliff. The momentum is far more domineering than on the sea level. With the magnificent scenery, I can’t help but make it arrogant~~~ The endless sea, the rhythmic sound of waves beating on the beach, sitting on this wooden bench, you can be in a daze all day. The wonders of nature are everywhere, just to show us the magnificent spectacle that is cloudy and sunny. Hiking the entire peninsula along the coastal cliffs on the mountain, you can choose to return to the seaside, but there is no repaired plank road under the seaside mountain. They are all walking on the rocks on the seaside. The scenery is primitive, uninhabited, and 100% original. But remember that you cannot choose this path during high tide, otherwise you may fall into a dilemma.
pxy0705Kaikoura fur sea lion gathering area is home to many fur sea lions. This kind of sea lion is very rare, because the fur on the body is very interesting. They lie on the rocks and bask in the sun. They are very lazy. You can go to the island. Or take a boat and watch them from a distance. It's worth a visit.
ccjccjThe manor is not very big. It was when the flowers were blooming when we went. It was beautiful at first glance. There is also a lavender product store on the j Manor. Many products are made from lavender harvested in the garden, including lavender-flavored ice cream, candles, Soap etc.
112***81Chasing wild dolphins in the vast ocean is completely different from watching dolphins in the aquarium before. The dolphin, a highly intelligent animal, is really extraordinary in the open natural sea.
ccjccjThe Fife House was built 160 years ago and is Kaikoura's first European-style building. Not far from the center of the city, the historical significance is quite big, the house is pink, made of whale bones.
Kaikoura: the combination of snow mountain and sea
The views are described as "facing the blue sea and backed by magnificent snowy mountains" in Kaikoura, a beautiful seaside town between Christchurch and Picton in New Zealand. There is no place like Kaikoura where the snowy mountains and sea can be combined so perfectly. What makes Kaikoura unique is that it is a place where you can see a variety of marine wildlife - sperm whales, seals, dolphins, albatrosses, etc. At the same time, it's a good place to eat lobster, whether you choose to go out and fish for it yourself, or eat it in a lobster restaurant in the street.
Kaikoura District Driving:Suitable, Running:Suitable, Cycling:Suitable
Kekula has many marine life: whales (sperm whales, giant whales, killer whales, humpback whales, Southern Whales), dolphins (Hector dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and dark-spotted dolphins and New Zealand's unique soft The fur seals furseals, as well as penguins, shearling gulls, shearwaters, petrels and albatross albatross
Christchurch-Kekula, are more than two hours away. When you arrive in Kaikoura, there is a road that runs along the coastline. You can see the reefs on the sea and the seals from time to time. The left side of the road is the train track.
Whale watching in several ways
1, Wings over whales light aircraft watch
Website: www. Whales.co.nz
Address: 617-675 main south road
2, Whale Watch Kaikoura by boat
Address: The whaleway station
3, Kaikoura Helicopters helicopter watch
website: worldofwhales.co.nz (web page can not open)
address: whaleway station rd. Tel 033196609
Tips: 1, helicopter is better than the field of vision, cheap by boat but Only see the tail of the whale, flying in the air is higher than the helicopter. Not as good as the helicopter vision
The coast of Kaikoura is sunny, with long-lasting sunshine and rich fish, and nourish the native seals. In winter, the number of seals is much better than in summer. On the beach, on the plank road, under the bushes, there are seals everywhere.
If you don't pay attention to your feet, you may not accidentally step on them. Moreover, it may be due to a large number of tourists visiting or instinct, they are not afraid of people, but it is best to keep the local regulations, keep them 10 meters away, quietly, do not disturb them to the sun.
After watching the seals, you can take the peninsula trail, which is also less difficult and the scenery is very good!
Tips: New Zealand's seals are all kind of eared seals, which are seals with their ears exposed (compared to another true seal without ears)
can also participate in activities with seals - Seal Swim Kaikoura
Official website: http
In Maori, kai kai refers to food, and Kura koura refers to crayfish. You can see the name and see what special food is there.
On the way to the Peninsula Trail, you can pass the famous Kaikoura seafood bbq, a simple room that has been towed by a car. It is a big landmark in the hearts of tourists, famous for its grilled seafood. We chose to make a big meal at Motel. I bought steaks and vegetables in the supermarket in the evening and bought 7.6 SGD in the seafood store. Fresh seafood is served with fried steak with red wine. The rice cooker borrowed by the car rental company cooked the fragrant rice.
At the end of the Kaikoura Peninsula, there is a trail, the scenery is invincible, and you can get close to a variety of wildlife.
You can choose to walk the trail for half a day or a day. If the time is not sufficient, you can choose to spend 25 minutes to experience the first part of the trail at Whalers Bay viewpoint. The fur sea lion gathering area is near the north starting point of the peninsula trail, and the parking lot is here. Although there is no blue sea water on the shore of Kaikoura, where the tide is low, the sun is slightly slanted at 5 pm, which is still very beautiful! After dark, we had dinner and went to the seaside to walk down the trail. This part is actually the place where the seals were seen before, but it is only possible to go south to the south bank of the peninsula.
is a trail, in fact, this piece is the dry seabed, you need to be careful of the cracks on the ground. The upper trail that climbed in the afternoon is on this platform.
This platform on the seaside peninsula is as flat as a table and has a history of more than 40,000 years. I met a very interesting seagull, licking a walnut in my mouth, flying to the sky, throwing the walnuts on the ground, flying down and picking up and then throwing. I looked at a pair of foreigners for a long time.
In addition to the four of us who went out to sea today, there is another family from Beijing, just eight people. When everyone has expired, they will board the ship's boat in the picture above. and many more? It is not the sea here! Shouldn't the ship be in the port? How is it dragged behind the car?
Yes, this is one of the interesting places in New Zealand. When you come here, you will find that a hook is placed behind the local car, and everything can be dragged behind. The dinghy is the most common one. The handlebar boat is towed to the port, there will be a slope, the boat will be put in the water, the hook will be untied, and the boat will go to sea.
When going out to sea, because of the wind and waves, the boat was upside down. Everyone grabbed the handle tightly in the cabin, so they didn't jump up. After about 10 minutes of driving, the boat stopped. The captain had already caught the cage of the lobster yesterday, grabbed the float and hung it on the electronic traction device, and the cage was lifted. The captain pulled the cage in and pulled out the lobster inside. He used a ruler to measure whether it met the official requirements. Too small and the mother lobster were thrown back to the sea without hesitation, leaving only the big male lobster.
Sea fishing attracts a bunch of uninvited guests: Albatross. The albatross is about 70-140 cm long and is a large seabird. The front end of the mouth is hooked, like a big eagle. The whole body is white and very beautiful. Because of the huge size, the seagull with the seagull suddenly became a mini bird.
Kaikoura is the New Zealand marine wildlife portal and a seaside town known for its seal sea lions, whales and dolphins.
More than 5,000 New Zealand fur sea lions live in coastal areas. The fur sea lion gathering area here has also been ranked as New Zealand's third popular landmark tourist attraction by the trip advisor.
In this corner, I watched the sea for a while and continued to move forward, which is the Kaikoura Point Kean viewpoint, the seaside reef area of Kaikoura.
The sun at noon is hanging high in the sky, and the seals are afraid of the sun. They hide under the rocks at the seaside. Seals are a relatively docile animal that is very common in the South Island of New Zealand. New Zealand's attractions are basically without fences and there are no fees. Just stand up and tell you what you can see at this attraction. What should you pay attention to?
The Kaikoura Peninsula Trail allows you to easily explore the beauty of the Kaikoura Peninsula and a variety of wildlife. You can choose to walk the trail for half a day or a day. If the time is not sufficient, you can choose to spend 25 minutes to experience the first part of the trail at Whalers Bay viewpoint. You can experience the magnificent scenery of the mountains in the sea from anywhere in the trail. In Kaikoura, the Peninsula Trail is a must-see for lovers of photography and hiking.