Satisfy crayfish cravings on the Kaikōura coast

It isn’t just giant sperm whales that are drawn to feast in Kaikōura’s bountiful waters. The tiny coastal town on the South Island’s east coast lures two-legged seafood lovers too. What’s on the menu? The clue is in its name: Kaikōura means ‘eat crayfish’ in Maori.

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Karaka Lobster is impossible to miss as you travel on State Highway 1 along the Kaikōura coast

This crayfish spot used to work out of a small caravan just around the corner, and opened the doors to its modern café in late 2019. With a car parking area and views of the ocean right up front, it’s easy to see why passers by are enticed to stop.