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Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5641
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Really friendly, helpful staff who booked our whale watching for us

Lovely (Scottish) lady gave us an overview of whale watching tours and then booked us on our choice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom

Went in for a browse and came out booked onto 3.5hr horse trek. The woman was very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachel E
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The Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre knows all the best things to do, places to stay and ways to get there plus we'll take care of the bookings.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good33%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fishing trip” (4 reviews)
“whale watch” (5 reviews)
“car park” (3 reviews)
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West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5641
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely (Scottish) lady gave us an overview of whale watching tours and then booked us on our choice - the boat trip. We bought the sea sickness tablets as advised and had a very flat calm sea luckily. Saw fab sperm whale for about 10...More

Thank Leighites
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for a browse and came out booked onto 3.5hr horse trek. The woman was very friendly and helpful and knew what she was talking about.

Thank Rachel E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really good place to touch base with as they can give you all the information you need about accommodation and attractions. They also have some good special rates for various tours if you book through the I-Site. Useful for locals and tourists...More

Thank Catharine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place filled with leaflets maps on ever thing you can do in Kiakoura also information on the rest of NZ

Thank AndrewRolleston
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Plenty at the I-site centre; very helpful at the start of a trip to Kaikoura. The staff helped book a one hour walk around town with local guide; giving great info about the town and the effects of the 2016 quake. Definitely worth a visit...More

Thank nickss1
Marietvanvierzen, Manager at Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Kia ora nickss1, thank you for your lovely review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the walk with Sue. Thanks again.

Reviewed 16 September 2017

We were looking for information so i-SITE is obvious (plenty of parking in their large carpark helped) The building is modern and well stocked with brochures etc. The lady behind the counter was very helpful and gave us information about attractions and some about last...More

Thank Kiwiseley
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The staff in Kaikoura i-Site Vistior Information Centre are friendly and helpful and informed us about places to visit in Kaikoura and the free cheese tasting in town.

Thank jen112017
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We met with two ladies in the facility who were pleased to provide up to the minute details about the area. They gave us guide maps for local trails and pointed out the best route to follow in in the time we had available. We...More

1  Thank Floyd C
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Looked around for accommodation recommendations. Only 1 couple in the I site so not busy. No one greeted us till we opened the door to leave. A friendly hello goes a long way. Decided to drive the 2 hours home instead.

Thank Kiaussi
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Cold day so a welcome place for respite from the weather. A great array of information set out well. Helpful and welcoming person behind the desk.

Thank Buckoinchch
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Helen H
13 September 2016|
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Response from Marietvanvierzen | Property representative |
Hi Helen H, my apologies for the delay in reply, I just noticed your question. There are a couple of options for this situation: * split the family, so the parent not doing the dolphin tour can take care of your son while... More
To Y
21 September 2015|
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Response from Marietvanvierzen | Property representative |
Kia ora To Y, in addition to the excellent information of Peter F. I can advise that Kaikoura Shuttles has a 2 hour trip that includes a visit to Ohau Waterfall, the cost is $58 per person. Usually the baby seals are at the... More