Kakanui is a charming ocean-side village that is as tranquil as it is beautiful. The main beach, Campbell’s Bay, is a safe for swimming but also has a good break for surfers. Hector’s Dolphins will often be seen playing in the waves and can be spotted right along the Kakanui coastline. The southern end of this 2 km beach is known as All Day Bay and is more sheltered.
Midden and other artefacts that have been discovered in the area suggest Kai Tahu once temporarily occupied Kakanui in their travels north and south.
Interestingly, soil from Kakanui also form many of New Zealand’s top cricket pitches due to their physical properties.
Campbell’s Bay is a great beach for surfing, swimming and having fun in the sun.
This beach is immediately south of the headland in Kakanui and provides a surfable break and a safe swimming beach which is frequented by Hector’s Dolphins who love to play in the surf.
Kakanui’s Sunflowers FIeld Kakanui is famous for its stunning sunflowers field. The sunflowers are usually blooming in February – and it’s definitely worth the view! This field has played host to many a photographer and film crew over the years.. These sunflowers are grown by Topflite to produce some of