Author(s): Brandon D. Cole
A beautiful pictorial of this magic place. "Few places on Earth possess the magic of Kaikoura. It is a special place of powerful natural energy. Many who visit leave transformed. It is also a meeting place. Tectonic plates collide. Towering peaks fall to the sea. Sea currents converge. Such rare combinations lure an abundance of sea life, the most famous being the Sperm Whale. It was a whale that led the Maori ancestor Paikea to New Zealand many centuries ago. His decendants live in Kaikoura today. Fittingly, the whale continues to guide the people of Kaikoura and the visitors they host. It is both a talisman of prosperity and a symbol of passage between two worlds of experience. Kia ora!"