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Updated 8:31PM 22 October, 2018

15°C

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North-northwest
Light air at 3.6km/h

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On the beachfront

at 96 Esplanade, Kaikoura

Encounter Kaikoura is located on the beachfront at 96 Esplanade, Kaikoura, within easy walk of all the central township accommodation.

Our location is perfectly placed to capture the extraordinary views across the ocean which is a sight to behold regardless of the weather or season.

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Freephone: 0800 733 365   |   Email: [email protected]

Kaikoura is Located on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand 2.5 hours north of Christchurch.

The picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura is the perfect place for marine life encounters, coastal walks, and tucking into delicious local fare.

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  • Directions from Picton
    BY TRAIN 
    2 h 40 min

    Catch the Christchurch-Picton train from Auckland Street, Picton
    2 h 30 min (9 stops)

    Walk to Dolphin Encounter at 96 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300
    Approx. 10 mins (850m)

     

    BY CAR
    2 h 22 min

    Head south on State Highway 1
    2 h 20 min (156 km)

    Once in Kaikoura turn left onto W End
    1 min (500 m)

    Continue on to Dolphin Encounter at 96 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300
    1 min (700 m)

  • Directions from Christchurch
    BY TRAIN 

    2 h 59 min

    Take the Picton train from Christchurch to Kaikoura
    2 h 50 min (12 stops)

    Walk to Dolphin Encounter at 96 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300

    Approx. 9 min (850m)

     

    BY CAR
    2 h 34 min

    Follow SH 1 to Kaikoura township
    2 h 31 min (178 km)

    Drive to Dolphin Encounter at 96 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300
    3 min (1.2 km)

Our beachfront café is the perfect place to savour delicious local fare

Encounter Café is set right on the waterfront and enjoys extraordinary views across the Pacific Ocean and Kaikoura Seaward Mountains.

Why would you want to dine anywhere else when you can make the most of the spectacular scenery coupled with fantastic food at our beachfront café.

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