Albatross Encounter is located in the Encounter venue at 96 Esplanade Kaikoura, New Zealand. The Encounter complex is also home to the famous Dolphin Encounter operation as well as the popular Cafe Encounter. Famous for whales and dolphins, Kaikoura is also arguably one of the world’s most exciting arenas for pelagic (ocean going) birds.
Within close proximity of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula, range a considerable array of albatross, petrels, shearwaters, terns, shags and gulls. Peter Langlands, an authority on Kaikoura’s sea birds, writes ‘Kaikoura has one of the largest numbers of different types of sea birds within a small area than anywhere along the New Zealand coastline.