A few kilometers from Kaikura, on the main road going north, we visit this vantage point, from which we will see plenty of seals. I could see seals and sea lions in many parts of the South Island, but like this, none. Recommended 100% . it's free.
There is a spectacular view on top of a mountain right up the road from Christchurch to Akaroa. It is well worth a stop here, if you go by bus -all of them stop here, but if you drive, make sure to stop-the views of the sea and the mountains are simply magical.