Kaikoura is absolutely gorgeous! It's laid-back atmosphere is right up my alley and it's the world's best place to swim with the dolphins. The pods are normally 100-800 dusky dolphins. I love this place!
Kaikoura is a beautiful place, the mountains, the sea, the dolphins, the whales - wicked!
Go swim with the dolphins! I did it in mid winter and froze my butt off but it was worth every second. Don't miss out on this beautiful town.