Kaikōura means ‘eat crayfish’, and roadside caravans near the town offer the seafood delicacy for sale. Kaikōura is also home to fur seals, dolphins, and – most famously – whales feeding offshore, drawn there by a massive underwater canyon less than 5 kilometres from shore.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Kaikōura. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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