Story: Marlborough places

Roadside Stories: Marine life at Kaikōura

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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How to cite this page:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Kaikōura coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35338/roadside-stories-marine-life-at-kaikoura (accessed 23 February 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015