Kaikoura is well known for its wildlife, especially for its marine mammal encounters. Dolphins, fur seals and whales live permanently in the coastal waters. Located on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand, Kaikoura is caught between the Kaikoura Range and the Pacific Ocean. Home to roughly 2.000 people it owes its origin to the rich marine life. Therefore it is a great place to enjoy crayfish, even its name suggests so. In the Māori language „kai“ means food and „koura“ crayfish. Hence the name Kaikoura means „meal of crayfish“.