The Kaikōura District is situated along the East Coast of New Zealand's South Island. It covers an area of 2,046.41 km² and lies between the Canterbury and Blenheim/Marlborough regions. Kaikōura township is 152 km from Christchurch.


"From the Mountains to the Sea" is a term used often to when referring to the district, and Kaikōura boasts some of the most beautiful scenery and diverse wildlife New Zealand has to offer.

Kaikōura and it's surrounding area are also the home of a large number of talented Artists and Creatives. Home to award winning artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, designers and many more, the region has so much to be proud of.

Kaikōura Art Trail is an online directory which been created to give local artists a platform to promote their work, share their contact details and be part of a creative collective. It's a place where visitors can find information and discover what the Kaikōura region has to offer. Whether you're planning to visit the area and take a tour, or want to browse our artist listings online, we hope you find Kaikōura Art Trail informative and inspirational.

In Kaikōura you can visit local exhibitions, browse the galleries and shops, stop for a meal or a coffee and see local arts & crafts on display, or find a special gift or something for yourself. We encourage everyone to plan a trip, and stop and stay a while...you'll be so glad you did.


Thanks to the following for their support & encouragement...




Janet Nikora

An artist & graphic designer, living in South Bay, Kaikōura. Responsible for Kaikōura Art Trail website & administration.

Read about how it started here.

Contact: Ph 021 386 585 | Email



Kaikōura Art Trail is a non-profit organisation. If you're interested in helping us co-ordinate the Kaikōura Art Trail, we'd love to hear from you.


A note to all artists...

You don't need to be a professional artist to list here...even hobby artists can register. It's all about being connected and giving you to opportunity to share your love of being creative. Even if you don't have a retail outlet or public studio space, you can still list as many contact details as you want. 

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Your online directory for Local Art & Artists throughout the Kaikōura Region

E: kaikouraart@gmail.com



Created by Studio Blue Creative

Kaikoura Art Trail Online Artist Directory