Home of sea lions and whales!

  • go for a hike along the coast
  • try fresh lobster at NINS BIN
  • sea the sea lions
  • go for whale watching if you have enough time
  • visit the village of Kaikoura and buy some souvenirs

If you also have limited time:


We did catch a flight on Air New Zealand ex Christchurch to

Bay of Russell (North Island) via Auckland

Green Dolphin Restaurant and Bar

Family owned and operated!

The Green Dolphin is an independent, family owned and operated business.
They are passionate cooks with lots of years combined restaurant experience. The mission is to provide the customers with good Kaikoura hospitality and the finest in fresh, genuine local Kaikoura cuisine in a relaxed, family-friendly environment.


Everything fresh, and locally produced!

Fresh fish and crayfish come directly from local fishermen and are prepared in the dedicated filleting room daily.
Wild game from the Kaikoura Ranges, lamb from the fields of Canterbury, aged rib-eye beef from the West Coast.
Their produce is grown on the fertile Kaikoura plains, harvested and fresh to the kitchen in no time. 

The Hamptons - Kaikoura

Meet the lovely hosts:
A warm welcome to the Hampton’s, our family-owned and operated boutique bed & breakfast set in a quiet, convenient seaside location just a few minutes walk from the centre of Kaikoura.
  At the Hampton’s we seek to offer exceptional accommodation and service, to ensure our guests receive a truly unique Kaikoura experience.
We want your visit to Kaikoura to be one you remember and want to tell your friends and family about. We believe there are a few essential ingredients to a boutique bed and breakfast - relaxing decor, comfortable beds, immaculate bathrooms, fresh flowers and a delicious breakfast, all set in a beautiful location on the Kaikoura waterfront.