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Kaikoura Day Tour with Whale Watching

Kaikoura Day Tour with Whale Watching

Day Tour - Christchurch - Starting from $550.00 per person

You'll depart Christchurch and travel through the beautiful rural pastoral scenes of North Canterbury to Kaikoura, where the mountains meet the sea.  From there a Whale Watch cruise or flight, will take you to look for the majestic Sperm Whales and Dusky Dolphin.  Sightings may also include the Southern Right Whale, Humpback and Pilot Whales.
After your cruise or flight, you'll enjoy a cafe lunch followed by a drive to a lookout with spectacular views of the peninsula and the Pacific... More...

Private Day tour or Private Transfer to Kaikoura

Private Day tour or Private Transfer to Kaikoura

Private Transfer - Christchurch - Starting from $700.00 per person

A short scenic tour that can be considered as a transfer to Kaikoura. Inland route or coastal route depending on availability of the SH1. Pickup and drop off to your accommodation both in Christchurch( or airport) and Kaikoura. More...

Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch

Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Christchurch - Starting from $625.00 per person

Watch whales and swim with dolphins. This is a overnight delight for all those who wish to get close to nature. Journey from Christchurch to Kaikoura, where you will take a whale watch tour. Overnight in this tiny coastal town, before joining your Swim with Dolphins cruise. Dive into the oceans and swim next to these amazing mammals. A marine experience unmatched by any other.

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Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Christchurch - Starting from $310.00 per person

Experience the natural treasures of New Zealand on a whale-watching cruise from the picturesque town of Kaikoura. Look for the mighty sperm whales that live in these waters along with dolphins, New Zealand fur seals and seabirds. Admire breathtaking views of the snow-capped Kaikoura Ranges and visit a fur seal colony on land. Wrap up the day with a wine tasting at a vineyard in North Canterbury. Your experienced guide shares informative commentary throughout the day on this fun and fascinating... More...

Premier Helicopter Whale Watch

Premier Helicopter Whale Watch

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Kaikoura - Starting from $650.00 per person

Soar above it all on our longest and most exclusive helicopter tour for an unforgettable adventure viewing amazing wildlife and scenery. This 60 minute trip over stunning Kaikoura takes in ocean and mountains in a one of a kind adventure that has you orbiting sperm whales and viewing playful marine life, then heading to the mountains for an alpine landing for the chance to walk around for incredible views in a remote and rugged location. Slowly orbit and view the entire whale on this extended... More...

Whale Watch Discovery by Helicopter

Whale Watch Discovery by Helicopter

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Kaikoura - Starting from $550.00 per person

Hop on a helicopter to enjoy superb views of the impressive sperm whale, while taking in breathtaking scenery. Enjoy a 50 minute tour over the Kaikoura Whale Sanctuary to view sperm whales from above, allowing you to see the entire whale. This extended tour gives you more time to view the wildlife and an alpine landing at our exclusive site where you can get out and walk around with unimpeded views of the mountains and ocean. More...

Heli-Whale Watch Explorer

Heli-Whale Watch Explorer

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Kaikoura - Starting from $350.00 per person

Come experience views like no other, where the ocean meets the sea; see the beauty of Kaikoura and the incredible sperm whale from the comfort of a helicopter! This 30 minute helicopter tour allows you to see the whale from head to tail while experiencing incredible views. As New Zealand's only whale watching by helicopter company fully permitted by the Department of Conservation, join us to maximise your time with the whales, while minimising your impact on the animals. More...

Kaikoura Whales

Kaikoura Whales

Air Tour - Christchurch - Starting from $2285.00 per person

Kaikoura Whales

Fly with Garden City Helicopters, Christchurch  to Kaikoura for the ultimate whale watching experience ever! year round spectacular views of this rich marine environment and awe inspiring surrounding scenery is breathtaking. Snowy Mountains meet the sea. Enjoy stunning scenic views of the coastline and see the mighty sperm whales in their natural environment.

  • Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
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New Zealand South Island Year-Long Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass

New Zealand South Island Year-Long Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass

Bus - Christchurch - Starting from $775.00 per person

Be prepared to be blown away by the places you will go and the things you will do while travelling on our super fun Hop-on Hop-off Adventure Travel Network.

A Hop-on Hop-off Travel Pass is a great way to see New Zealand's impressive South Island. You will get access to stunning destinations, meet like-minded travelers, get great recommendations from your Driver Guide and best of all have total flexibility to hop-on or hop-off where ever you like along the route. This pass can be... More...

5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Trip

5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Trip

Multi-day Tour - Christchurch - Starting from $1675.00 per person

Journey through the North Island of New Zealand and explore Waitomo, Rotorua and Lake Taupo, and discover the natural beauty of Kaikoura and Christchurch on this 5-day trip from Auckland to Christchurch or vice versa. See the glow worms at Waitomo Caves, relax at Rotorua's geothermal wonderland, see giant sperm whales at play and be mesmerized by the natural beauty of New Zealand. This 5-day tour will have you travelling by coach, train and ferry with plenty of time at leisure to make this... More...

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4-Day Akaroa and Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch4-Day Akaroa and Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch - Multi-day Tour - Christchurch. Starting from $1195.00 per person.

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