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Welcome to Encounter Kaikoura

IMPORTANT NOTES RE CURRENT POST EARTHQUAKE OPERATIONS

After the November M7.8 earthquake in Kaikoura in November 2016, we are successfully operating daily dolphin encounter and albatross encounter tours.

Our customer service and retail store is open from 7.30am–5.00pm 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-4.00pm daily.

TOURS:

Both Dolphin Encounter and Albatross Encounter Tours are scheduled daily.  We will continue to work within the limitations of the harbour repair works.  Tour operation remains subject to numbers and weather conditions.

TRAVELLING TO KAIKOURA:

Current access to Kaikoura is by air and road.  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 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 some 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

2.5 hours drive north of Christchurch and diversions south of Picton.

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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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