The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has confirmed that State Highway 1 will re-open through Kaikoura on December 15, and we couldn’t be more delighted for our friends and Bayleys family members living and working in the town.
It’s no secret that it’s been a difficult twelve months since last year’s devastating earthquake, but this is good news for the region. To celebrate we thought we’d share some highlights of Kaikoura, just in case you decide to take a roadie down there over the Christmas season.
- Kick back with some Crays – Nin’s Bin is the perfect place to feed on crayfish and has a view to die for! It’s a no-frills experience, but there’s something about its rustic charm and sitting on the simple wooden benches enjoying a feast that just gets us into the holiday spirit every time! Christmas dinner just got real tasty!
- Have a whale of a time – The town’s largest tourism operator, Whale Watch Kaikoura is celebrating a return to full operational capacity, just under a year after the devastating earthquake hit. It’s back to a full timetable of whale-watching tours on its fleet of four purpose-built catamarans. Find out more about this fantastic business in our upcoming edition of Preview magazine, out next month!
- See some Seals – Head to the Point Kean Seal Colony and watch these fellas lounging around and loving the attention. You can even take a swim with seals, visit the Seal Swim Kaikoura website.
- Get on your bike – Kaikoura has some fantastic mountain bike trails, and it’s a great way to take in the breathtaking views.
- Refuel – After your ride be sure to refuel at one of the town’s fabulous eateries. Check out the Trip Advisor page for peer recommendations.
- Call in and see the Bayleys Marlborough team – We won’t blame you if after your visit you want to move to this fabulous community… Call in and see Melanie and Rebecca at the Bayleys Marlborough Kaikoura office. You’ll find them at 60 West End, Kaikoura. They’d love to see you!