Seal Colony Kaikoura, 7300, Canterbury Region, New Zealand 

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.

Kaikoura is located 2.5 hours drive north of Christchurch and 2 hours south of picton. Our base is located right in the main street of town, 2 mins walk from bus stops, train station and Kaikoura i-Site Information Centre

Kaikoura has a rich history and culture. Maori heritage is reflected in the name, Kaikoura. Tama ki Te Rangi arrived in the area many hundreds of years ago and was tired and hungry. He found an abundance of crayfish and named the area “Te Ahi Kaikoura a Tama ki Te Rangi” – the fire that cooked the crayfish of Tama ki Te Rangi

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