Dining & drinking: Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Kaikoura, being an important fishing port, is a Mecca for seafood lovers with ample fresh delicacies for all. Local specialties include Groper, Cod, Mussels, Paua and the town's namesake, Crayfish. Other delights such as oysters, scallops and Whitebait are available in season.
For those that are unable to catch their own or just don't want to spend time cooking while on holiday there are Take away bars, Cafes & Restaurants, Hotels and Lodges offering a wide range of Seafood meals. Eating places are available to satisfy anyone's appetite with food to suit all tastes. They range from casual to near formal, from fast foods to organically grown health foods, from just a "nibble" to "banquets". Many of these places are licensed or B.Y.O for these that enjoy a drink with their meal.
Hot bread, Pies, Cakes, Cheese, Honey, Wholemeal flour, Fruit, vegetables, Fresh meats & smallgoods with many excellent Marlborough Wines to wash it all down are produced in the area.
The KAIKOURA SEAFEST
is a unique festival, celebrating
the bounty of the Kaikoura region and is held annually on the first Saturday
of October. It offers an opportunity
to sample an extravaganza of food and beverages from all over the region.
This is an event not to be missed!
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