Kiakoura is a unique and beautiful township. Kiakoura means to feed on crayfish which are plentiful in the bay. It sits on the continental shelf and cold food rich waters of the Antarctic bring a host of sea life to the area.
The Mauori fished here for generations before the Europeans arrived and Kiakoura became a whaling port and almost destroyed the area.
Thankfully today the Whale industry is tourists wanting to see these great creatures in their environment. Kiakoura is once again a thriving and very special place.