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Apr 6, 2006 - Christchurch to Kaikoura - Day Trip

We drove 183kms north of Christchurch to the bay town of Kaikoura (meaning "to eat crayfrish" in Mauri). Kaikoura is surrounded by superb mountains and is home to the sperm whale who lives out there all yera round. On our way into town we stopped on the side of the road to see the seals. We were so close to them it was really amazing. Most of them just slept as we looked on but thankfully we had a couple who were awake and willing to pose for photos. When in town we took the chance of booking a whale sightseeing boat tour - never...

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Feb 19, 2005 - Dolphin Swimming

Woke up at 5am...to swim with hundreds of dolphins!! It was absolutely encredable! With a group of about 12, we had 4 different chances to hop off our boat and snorkel along... I made eye contact with about 20 different dolphins, with many more swimming under or around me... I did a dance with a few, and they circled around me... I touched one, but most were moving too fast... They swam alongside of our boat for a long time after that, doing full flips/somersaults one after another.

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