Welcome to Albatross Encounter
Latest Information From Albatross Encounter Kaikoura
We are pleased to advise that all our 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.
Access 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.
Ph: 0800 733 365 (Within NZ)
+64 3 319 6777
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.