Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
The small township of Kaikoura boasts a magical setting, tucked under the shadow of the Seaward Kaikoura Range, which rises steeply from the Pacific Ocean floor to more than 7,000 feet tall.
Your guided walking tour departs the South Bay Marina. Nearby, you will discover evidence of early Maori settlement. See the effects of the 7.8 earthquake that struck Kaikoura in 2016, and appreciate other distinctive features of the Kaikoura area.
Follow your guide to a grove of native trees in the expansive gardens of the Fifeshire homestead. Take in the stunning 360-degree views from the homestead. A delicious Devonshire Tea snack (scones with cream and jam and tea or coffee) is served.
Back out in the great outdoors, walk along the coastline to Point Kean. This is where New Zealand fur seals congregate, and you will likely see some.
Return to South Bay Marina by coach with a short stop en route to view Fyffe House -- Kaikoura's oldest surviving building is the last remnant of a pioneer whaling community established here in 1842.
Please note: A reasonable level of fitness is required. Wear sturdy non-skid walking shoes. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.