ATTRACTIONS

(INFORMATION PREPARED OCTOBER 1999)

Whales:

WHALE WATCH KAIKOURA View Whales, Dolphins, NZ Fur Seals and seabirds. Allow 3 1/2 hours, 2 1/2 hour boat trip. 3-16 trips daily, weather dependent. Adults $95, children 5-15yrs $60, 3-4yrs $30. Contact: Heather Manawatu. PO Box 89 (Office: Railway Station) Ph: 03 319 6767 Fax: 03 319 6545. Freephone within NZ: 0800 655 121.

KAIKOURA HELICOPTERS Aerial Whale Watching, 20-40 minute flights, departing daily on demand. Rates: Adult $150-$230, Child rates negotiable. Scenic flights and mountain top landings also available. Contact Dave Armstrong. PO Box 5 (Base: Railway Station) Ph: 03 319 6609 Fax: 03 319 6814.

WINGS OVER WHALES Aerial Whale Watching by light plane, allow 45 minutes, 30 minute flight departing daily 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Other times available on demand. Rates: Adults $95, Child (under 14 yrs) $60, under 4 yrs free. Contact: John Mcphail. PO Box 55, Base: Peketa Airfield, SH1. Ph: 03 319 6580 Fax: 03 319 6668. Freephone within NZ: 0800 22 66 29.

Dolphins:

DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER Dolphin swim in open ocean $85, observe $48, 3 hours. Child $64 to swim (7-15yrs), observe $38. Contact: Dennis & Lynette Buurman. 58 West End. Ph 03 319 6777 Fax: 03 319 6534 Freephone within NZ: 0800 73 33 65 E-mail: info@dolphin.co.nz Website: http://www.dolphin.co.nz/dolphin.

KAIKOURA WILDLIFE CENTRE Dolphin Swim in open ocean $80, observe $60, 3 hours. Child $60 to swim (15 & under), observe $40. Boat based Seal Swim $45 Adult $30 Child, view $25 Adult $15 Child, 2 hours. Contact: Brent McFadden. PO Box 85. Westend Ph: 03 319 6622 Fax: 03 319 6868/ E mail: nzsa@southern.co.nz Website: http://www.kaikoura.co.nz/scuba

Seals:

GRAEME'S SEAL SQIM Land based Guided Seal Snorkelling Tours, 2 Hours Daily NOV - APRIL. Adults $40, Child $30 (5-12 yrs). Contact Graeme & Bev Chambers. 202 Esplanade. Ph: 03 319 6182 Fax: 03 319 6186.

TOPSPOT SEAL SWIM Land based Seal Snorkelling tours, 2 hours, daily. Adults $40 Contact: Dave Stanford. Deal St. Ph:03 319 5540 Fax: 03 319 6587.

KAIKOURA WILDLIFE CENTRE See under "Dolphins"

Sharks:

KAIKOURA SHARK DIVE View Kaikoura's sharks from the safety of NZ's original shark cage. 1-2 trips per day. All equipment supplied, scuba experience not necessary. 3 hour tour with approx 10 mins in cage, $110. Operates daily NOV-MAY. South Bay. Ph: 03 319 6888 Fax: 03 319 5713. Freephone within NZ: 0800 22 52 97 Contact: Vic & Fizz Foster. http://www.kaikoura.co.nz/shark

Albatross:

OCEAN WINGS Bird watching excursions to view seabirds; Albatross, Mollymawks, Shearwaters, Petrels etc. 2 hours daily on demand. Adults $60, Child $35. Contact: Dennis & Lynette Buurman. 58 WWest End. Ph: 03 319 6777 Fax: 03 319 6534 Freephone within NZ: 0800 733 365 E-mail: info@oceanwings.co.nz Website: http://www.kaikoura.co.nz/dolphin

Below the Surface:

KAIKOURA DIVE & SPORTS CENTRE Land based Scuba Diving from $60 all equipment supplied. 2 shore dives $90. Learn to Dive lessons also available. Contact: Owen Jellyman. 61 Beach Rd. Ph: 03 319 46444 Fax: 03 319 5666.

KAIKOURA WILDLIFE CENTRE Scuba Diving from $90 all equipment supplied. Learn to Dive lessons also available. Contact: Brent McFadden. PO Box 85 Westend Ph: 03 319 6622 Fax: 03 319 6868. Email: nzsa@southern.co.nz Website: http://www.scubadive.co.nz

GLASS BOTTOM BOAT TOURS 1 hour tours around the peninsula. Adults $25 Children $15. Group discounts available, maximum 8 passengers. Contact: Dennis & Lynette Buurman. 58 West End.

Fishing/Hunting:

ALPINE RED Guided Hunting for Wild Boar, Red Deer, Chamois, and more, all equipment, transport etc. supplied. Fair Chase hunts, guaranteed success. Ph. 03 319 5641 Fax 03 319 6819, or contact Aim West Sports 03 755 8481.

CLARENCE FISHING CHARTERS Charter fishing trip, all equipment supplied. Maximum of eight passengers. Rates $800.00 per day. Contact: John Reader. Clarence RD. Ph: 03 319 4309 or 025 316 932.

POSSUM POSSE 2/12 hour Possum and Rabbit hung, $50. Maximum three people per trip. All equipment supplied. Contact: Karl Townsend. Ph: 03 319 6424 Fax: 03 319 6819.

VICTORIA LEE FISHING CHARTERS Deep Sea and Crayfishing trip, 6-7 hours, $750, Includes all gear and cooked crayfish lunch. max. 12 persons. Contact: Bernard & Shona Harmon 76 B4each Rd. Ph: 03 319 6478 Fax: 03 319 6438 Cell: 025 226 1788.

Flights

PILOT A PLANE Experience the excitement of a spectacular scenic flight where you are the pilot! Includes 30 minute flight, and pre-flight instruction. Adult $69. Contact: Trent Archer. Kaikoura Aeroclub, Peketa Airfield. Ph/Fax: 03 319 6579.

SCENIC FLIGHTS Scenic flights with spectacular mountain and coastal views. Flights from $55 per person. Contact Air Tours Kaikoura, Ph/Fax: 03 319 5986, Freephone within N.Z. 0800 524 568 or Whale Watch Air, Ph: 03 319 6580, Fax: 03 319 6663, Freephone within N.Z 0800 22 66 29. PO Box 55, office: Peketa Airfield SH1.

KAIKOURA HELICOPTERS See "Whales"

WINGS OVER WHALES See "Whales"

Taxi/Shuttle & Scenic Tours:

AITKENS PICNIC TOURS Day trips & Chartered Bus Services. 9 day South Island tours available. Local tours tailored to suit, very flexible. Contact: Brian & Nell Aitken. Mt Fyffe Rd. Ph: 03 319 5091. Fax: 03 319 5081. Cell Ph. 025 311 193

KAIKOURA SCENIC TOURS Scenic tours or Taxi service; anytime, anywhere around Kaikoura. Max 9 pax. From $3. 1 1/2 hour land tour including Seal Colony, Kaikoura's scenic spots and historical features $12.50/adult. Daily on demand. Contact: Barry McGill. 283A Scarborough St. Ph: 03 319 6214 Fax: 03 319 5687.

TJ'S TOURS Scenic tours, Day trips or Shuttle service. From $3. 1 hour land tour including Seal Colony, Kaikoura's scenic spots and historical features $10 adult. Contact: Terry Fell. 149 Beach Road. Ph/Fax 03 319 6803.

General Attractions

FOUR WHEELER SAFARIS Guided Tours. Drive a 4 wheel motorbike through hill country, riverbed and bush. 3 times daily, all year round. Adults (16 years & over) $85 3 hours, $100 half day, $140 day. Contact: Karl Townsend. Postman's Rd, RD. Ph: 03 319 6424 or 025 362 120. Fax: 03 319 6819.

FYFFE VIEW HORSE TREK 2 Hour guided treks through farmland and bush. Twice daily, all year - Adults $40. Contact Sue & Peter McInnes. Mt Fyffe Rd. Ph: 03 319 5069 Fax: 03 319 6819.

LUDLEY HORSE TREKS 2 hour treks offering great farmland and beach scenery on Kaikoura's Coast, three times daily. 2 hrs, $35. Also available - Stockman's Trail Rides; 4 or 5 days in the high country. Contact: Jenny Ward. Inland Rd, RD4. Ph: 03 319 5925, 03 319 5978 or 025 227 8221. Fax: 03 319 6819.

MT LYFORD SKI-FIELD 2 Ski-fields with pomas and rope tows. JUNE - OCT. Seasonal prices, 1999 $35 Adult, $10-$20 child. Ski hire $15 - $25. Day excursion from Kaikoura return $75, includes ski hire, field pass and transport. Log Chalet, and budget accommodation available. Contact: Doug Simpson. Private Bag, Waiau. Ph: 03 315 6178. Fax: 03 319 6158.

SEAWARD VALLEY FARM TOUR Guided farm tour. Pick up from Kaikoura at 10 am, return at 3.30 pm approx. Includes morning tea, lunch and an afternoon cup of tea. $85 per person. Contact: Jo & Dave Pickering. Seaward Valley, (35 mins north). Ph/Fax: 03 319 5266.

TURF TO SURF Combined 4-wheel drive farm tour / Jet boat excursion package, including lunch. $118 per person. Separate 4 wheel drive trips or Jet boat trips available, $40 - $50pp. Fishing trips of 4 or 8 hrs duration, (Waiau river) $280 - $480pp. Contact: Linda and Jeff Wilkinson. Ph: 03 319 8621 Fax: 03 319 8921. Freephone 0800 279 479.

CLARENCE RIVER RAFTING (Closed until end of August) Guided trip down the lower Clarence Rivers, with spectacular views of Mt Tape-O-Aunuku. Great for first time rafters or experienced paddlers. Choice of raft, fun yak (inflatable canoe) tube or kayak. $55 includes kiwi bar-b-que, transport, all equipment and experienced guides. Contact: Ben Judge Ph: 03 319 6993, 03 319 6944 or 03 319 5888.

THE MAORI LEAP CAVE Guided tour through sea-formed limestone cave. 45 minutes duration. Rates: Adults $8.50, Child $3.50. SH1 South. Contact: Grant Irvine. Ph/Fax: 03 319 5023.

KAIKOURA WALKS Department of Conservation managed tracks, including

Peninsula walk - Shoreline and clifftop walk, 3 hours return to visit the NZ Fur Seal colony, limestone formations and seabird colony.
Fyffe palmer bush walk - 1 Hour 45 minutes- return. Lookout over Kaikoura.
Hinau bush walk - 45 minutes return. Native birds.
Further information available from the Visitor Centre, Westend, Kaikoura Ph: 03 319 5641 Fax: 03 319 6819. info@kaikoura.co.nz

KAIKOURA COAST TRACK 3 day walk over hill-country & beach, 50 oms south of Kaikoura on SH1. Rates: $90 covers 3 nights accommodation, pack transport and track. Mountain bike option: 2 days $50. Contact: Sally & David Handyside. Medina Farm, RD Parnassus. Ph: 03 319 2715 Fax: 03 319 2724. http://www.voyager.co.nz

GOLF 18 Hole Course. Green fees $15. Club hire available at the Visitor Centre $10 set. Kaikoura Golf Club, SH1. Ph: 03 319 5628.

PETANQUE Boules available at the Visitor Centre $6 for 2 players per hour, $8 for 3 players, $10 for 4 players.

SQUASH Key hire available at the Visitor Centre $10.

BIKE HIRE $18 - $20/day. Westend Motors Ltd. Ph: 03 319 5065. Beach Road Garage Ph: 03 319 5492.

Art, Craft & History:

ART & DESIGN GALLERY Gilding & conservation work in gold-leaf. Entry free. Contact: Walter & Brigit Kunz. 129 Scarborough St. Ph/Fax: 03 319 6640.

FYFFE HOUSE Guided 30 minute tours of colonial Whalers cottage. Daily 10-6pm. Adults $5. 62 Avoca St. (NZ Historic Places Trust) Ph: 03 319 5835 Fax: 03 319 5837.

KAIKOURA MUSEUM History of Kaikoura's Maori and European settlement, and whaling days. Open Mon - Fri 12.30 4.30 pm Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 2-4 pm and by arrangement for groups. Adults $2. Contact: Pam Garbes. At teh Museum 14 Ludstone Rd.

MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATION 20 Minute presentation on a big screen depicting the unique marine environment of Kaikoura ... whales, dolphins, seals, seabirds etc. Adult $3, Child $1, Family $7, Group rates available. Showing every hour on demand. Kaikoura Visitor Centre, Westend. Ph: 03 319 5641 Fax: 03 319 6819.

OCEAN DEW OCEANdew is Kaikoura's special skincream containing purified, odourless, natural Shark Liver Oil. A practical sourenier/gift of Kaikoura and New Zealand. Sold at selected stores in Kaikoura. Contact: Carolyn & Peter Giles. P.O. Box 50. Ph: 03 319 6196 Fax: 03 319 5785.

SEALSIDE GALLERY Gallery featuring work by local artists, potters etc. Entry free. West End. Ph: 03 319 6416.

SEAWARD POTTERY Potter workshop and gallery. Entry free. Contact: Juanita Edelmann. Mangamaunu RD1 (15 kms north of Kaikoura) Ph: 03 319 5795 Fax: 03 319 5711

SOUTHERN PAUA & PACIFIC JEWELS Factory shop. Watch craftspeople at work creating jewelry items from paua, mother-of-perl, greenstone, bone and mussel. Beach Road. Ph: 03 319 6871.

UNIQUE CARVING STUDIO & GALLERY View unique carvings in Stone, Jewelry & Bone. Contact: Ian Anderson. 39 Beach Rd. Phone 025 223 0162 or 03 319 6916 fax 03 319 5359.

RATES STATED HAVE BEEN QUOTED TO KAIKOURA INFORMATION & TOURISM INCORPORATED AS RACK RATES BUT ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

CONTACT THE KAIKOURA VISITOR CENTRE FOR FURTHER DETAILS: Phone: (+64) 03 319 5641 FAX: (+64) 03 319 6819 E-mail: info@kaikoura.co.nz

OR CHECK OUT THE KAIKOURA WEBSITE ON http://www.kaikoura.co.nz