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I am going to be in the Kaikoura area on Easter Sunday. I recently read that the government mandates that many companies close on Easter and Good Friday with a few exceptions.

Three questions:

1) Does anyone know if the whale watching operators will be open on Easter

2) Any recommendations for nice places in Kaikoura area to eat dinner or brunch on Easter. Are reservations recommended?

3) Does anyone know if the ferry will be running its normal schedule from Wellington to Picton on Good Friday?


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1. Re: Easter

Whale Watch are only closed on Christmas day. - or in case of bad weather.

Both Ferry companies run over Easter. Booking in advance is reccommended as they will have close to, if not, full sailings.



As for food the fish and chip shop on the main road beside the day and night store has the best around. Someone else maybe able to reccommend restaurants.

Just remember though, restaurants charge an extra 15% on public holidays.

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