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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...

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...

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...

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...

4-Day Akaroa and Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch

4-Day Akaroa and Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch

Multi-day Tour - Christchurch - Starting from $1195.00 per person

Enjoy an exciting 4 day tour from Christchurch. With an arrival airport transfer and 3-nights accommodation in Christchurch included, you are sure to have a comfortable and worry-free few days. Enjoy a full-day Akaroa tour and discover volcanic landscapes and breathtaking scenery, enjoy a Harbour Cruise on Akaroa Harbour and lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the stunning Kaikoura and participate in a Whale watching experience. More...

Kaikoura Express return from Christchurch

Kaikoura Express return from Christchurch

Maori - Kaikoura - Starting from $60.00 per person


Come and say, 'Kia Ora!' to Kaikoura

Run away to Kaikoura for a 1 or 2 day scenic trip with complimentary Christchurch pick ups.
Just 200 kms to the North, Kaikoura is a historic seaside settlement famous for wildlife, culture and great food!

Jump aboard the Kaikoura Express and we'll take you on a scenic journey direct to the heart of Kaikoura with optional free connections to the Dolphin Encounter and Albatross Tours.

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3-Day Kaikoura Whale Watching and Christchurch Tour

3-Day Kaikoura Whale Watching and Christchurch Tour

Multi-day Tour - Christchurch - Starting from $945.00 per person

Enjoy an amazing 3-day tour to Kaikoura from Christchurch. Includes a pickup from Christchurch Airport as well as 2-nights’ accommodation in Christchurch to ensure maximum comfort. Experience a full day tour to Kaikoura to experience whale watching with Whale Watch Kaikoura and lunch at a local café. 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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Kowhai Court ApartmentsKowhai Court Apartments - Motel.

Featuring free WiFi, Kowhai Court Apartments offers pet-friendly, self catering accommodation in Foxton Beach, 34 km...

Private Day tour or Private Transfer to KaikouraPrivate 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...

 

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