A to Z Challenge – Kaikoura – Town in New Zealand


Photo CreditView of a beach and Seaward Kaikoura Range from Kaikoura.

Wednesday,  April 13,  K – Kaikoura

Kaikoura is a town on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

It is located on State Highway 1, 180 km north of Christchurch.

The District has a land area of 2,046.41 km (790.12 sq mi) the 2015 census estimated the population of 3,650 inhabitants.

The name Kaikoura means ‘meal of crayfish  and the crayfish industry still plays a role in the economy of the region.

However, Kaikoura has now become a popular tourist destination, mainly for whale watching.


A sperm whale, seen from a whale-watching tour boat off Kaikoura

If you would like to know more about Kaikoura



  1. Your K-day has already started. My J-Day is over and O say good night. Thanks for the interesting bed-time story. I will dream of a beach with a look at snowey mountains now…


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