We enjoyed Kaikoura (but enjoyed the Hapuku Lodge more). Kaikoura was beautiful and serene. It's a peninsula that used to be an island off the East Coast.
We went to a beach here, pictures tomorrow. Also tomorrow, tiny little blips that could be dolphins--that's as close as we have come to any. Then, on to Picton! Picton is the spot from which ferries depart, North Island-bound.