Kaikoura Newcomers Network

About us

Kaikoura is best known for its beautiful and rugged coastline and mountain ranges, whale watching and swimming with dolphins. The small town is set on a peninsula jutting out into the Pacific Ocean, with adjacent seal colonies.

Join Kaikoura Newcomers Network

Join us to make new friends, find out about events and get involved in your new community.

Our Coordinator: Jo

Welcome to Kaikoura!

May name is Jo and I would love to hear from you! Just sign up through the ‘Join Us’ button and I will get in touch with you.

Visit our Kaikōura District Library – it is a great place for people to visit when arriving. It will also be the base for a lot of events and meetings for newcomers.

To find about our local community events and happenings make sure to check out Kaikoura Events Calendar.


Contact Kaikoura Newcomers Network

Phone: 03 319 5026

c/- Kaikoura District Council

96 West End


Register for free and get to know people in your new community.

Find people to socialise with, try new skills, sports or just enjoy a coffee with other newcomers, we know how it feels to be new in your community.


Volunteers and donations are the life blood of our organisation.