The Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Centre is located at the south end of the town's main carpark, West End (tel. 03/319-5641; www.kaikoura.co.nz or www.naturallykaikoura.co.nz). It has comprehensive displays of all the town's attractions and can organize transport.
Do your utmost to be here for the first week of October for Seafest in Takahanga Domain (tel. 0800/473-2337; www.seafest.co.nz), Kaikoura's crazy and delicious celebration of the ocean and its extravaganza of tastes.