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Today's Weather in Kaikoura

Welcome to Encounter Kaikoura

CURRENT OPERATIONS:

We are pleased to advise that all our  Dolphin Encounter and Albatross Encountertour tours are operating as normal.

Our customer service and retail store is open from 7.30am–5.30pm daily and phones will be manned to take your bookings and answer your questions during this time.

Our on site Cafe is open between 7.30am-4.30pm daily.

 

TRAVELLING TO KAIKOURA:

SH1 is open both Southbound to and from Christchurch and Northbound to and from Picton, in daylight hours 7.00am - 8.30pm.

Inland Route 70 is open 24 hours at this stage, and road users will need to use this route overnight when the state highway is closed.

We encourage you to check with NZTA and plan your journey before you book your tour, due to varying restrictions that will affect journey times whilst post quake remedial works are still under way.

Red Travel are providing a daily Kaikoura Express bus service between Christchurch and Kaikoura both for day trips that tie in with our afternoon departures and for longer stays in our great little town! 

InterCity also provide public services between Christchurch and Kaikoura.  

 

CONTACT US:

Phone: 0800 733 365 (Within NZ)

             +64 3 319 6777

Email:   info@encounterkaikoura.co.nz

 

Kaikoura Location

SH1 Christchurch to Picton open 7.00am-8.30pm

SH70 open 24 hours

Check NZTA

Location

 A beautiful sunny day at Café Encounter, Kaikoura. Café Encounter is a fully licensed cafe located onsite. Full breakfast and lunch menus offer local produce, great coffee and a fantastic selection of local wines.  © Dennis Buurman

Café Encounter

A beautiful sunny day at Café Encounter, Kaikoura. Café Encounter is a fully licensed cafe located onsite. Full breakfast and lunch menus offer local produce, great coffee and a fantastic selection of local wines.

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Encounter Foundation

In 2009 Encounter Kaikoura formed a charitable trust and named it the Encounter Foundation. The objective of the Foundation is to support or initiate projects that primarily enhance the natural environment, both locally and further afield.

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