The Kaikoura peninsula may not have reindeer, but it is teeming with sperm whales, fur seals, dusky dolphins, pilot whales, and albatross in Kaikoura Bay. Since it’ll be summertime when you visit, you can encounter almost all of them by boat or kayak, then catch some yuletide rays on the beach.

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Christmas Lamington  (A tasty treat commonly found in Australia and New Zealand. a cube of sponge cake coated in chocolate and dried coconut.)

Christmas Lamington (A tasty treat commonly found in Australia and New Zealand. a cube of sponge cake coated in chocolate and dried coconut.

New Zealand's Christmas tree

Monique's 365 Project photo for December 2013 - New Zealand's Christmas tree

Christmas pavlova

Pavlova - the Kiwi Christmas Dessert. so yum (made out of Meringue and cream and berries)

New Zealand Beaches with the stunning NZ Christmas Tree in Full Bloom - The Pohutukawa Tree.

New Zealand Beaches with the stunning NZ Christmas Tree in Full Bloom - The Pohutukawa Tree. My brother lives here he can see Whale Island from his balcony

NZ will be the first to see the New Year! Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year. We always celebrate at the beach; watch the old year go out and new come in! oh to be somewhere warm for New Years!


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