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South Island Flexible Travel Pass - Christchurch Return

South Island Flexible Travel Pass - Christchurch Return

Bus - Christchurch - Starting from $599.00 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...

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 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 tour with... More...

Private Kaikoura Day Tour Including Whale Watching

Private Kaikoura Day Tour Including Whale Watching

Day Tour - Kaikoura - Starting from $295.00 per person

Experience the magical marine life on a private day tour to the coastal town of Kaikoura, where mountains meet the sea. Get up-close with nature as you step on board for your Whale Watch Cruise. Spot the Giant Sperm Whales, dusky dolphins, albatross & an abundance of marine wildlife in their natural habitat. Walk up to the peninsula walkway with spectacular scenery & visit the seal colony.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
• Scenic drive to the coastal town of Kaikoura, where mountains meet the sea.
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12 Day Ultimate South Island Tour - Private - Fully Guided

12 Day Ultimate South Island Tour - Private - Fully Guided

Private Tour - Taupo - Starting from $5978.75 per person

This 12 Day South Island private vacation will have you fall in love with the South Island of New Zealand and show you a little more of what this beautiful island has to offer in comparison to the Highlights tour.  We’ll explore the rebuilt city of Christchurch, kayak in a National park, whale watch and cruise on the oldest steam ship in New Zealand. And that is not all! This itinerary is full of experiences that you will remember for a lifetime. This is all while riding in the comfort of your... More...

12 Day Ultimate South Island Tour - Private - Fully Guided

12 Day Ultimate South Island Tour - Private - Fully Guided

Multi-day Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $5978.75 per person

This 12 Day South Island private vacation will have you fall in love with the South Island of New Zealand and show you what this beautiful island has to offer.  We’ll explore the rebuilt city of Christchurch, kayak in a National park, whale watch and cruise on the oldest steam ship in New Zealand. And that is not all! This itinerary is full of experiences that you will remember for a lifetime, all while riding in the comfort of your own vehicle with a very knowledgeable, experienced... More...

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...

24 Day Absolute New Zealand Tour - Private - Fully Guided

24 Day Absolute New Zealand Tour - Private - Fully Guided

Private Tour - Taupo - Starting from $10737.75 per person

This 24 day, private and fully guided vacation takes in all New Zealand has to offer.  We will explore golden sand beaches, geothermal activity, geysers and learn about the local Maori and their customs in the North, before crossing over the Cook Strait and into the South Island. Once in the South Island we will be covering everything from glacier hikes to whale watching and from wine tasting to visiting what some call the Eighth Wonder of the World, Milford Sound.  This jam-packed itinerary... More...

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch including Coastal Pacific Train

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch including Coastal Pacific Train

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Christchurch - Starting from $420.00 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. Start the day with an early morning Train Journey from Christchurch to Kaikoura,  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... More...

Full-Day Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch

Full-Day Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch

Day Tour - Christchurch - Starting from $350.00 per person

Leave the city behind and come on a scenic journey over the Canterbury Plains. This tour is sure to suit everyone with an included whale watch tour on a modern catamaran, time to explore the Kaikoura Township and a visit to a seal colony. More...

Kaikoura Ultimate Adventure

Kaikoura Ultimate Adventure

Adventure Tour - Kaikoura - Starting from $895.00 per person

Kaikoura Ultimate Adventure is an incredible experience - The best of Kaikoura; See the magnificent vistas of our coastal shores, picturesque landscapes, majestic mountain ranges, and diverse marine wildlife in a way only a helicopter can. The tour combines whale watching with a scenic tour. Slowly orbit marine animals including resident sperm whales, dusky dolphins, and NZ fur seals and other whale species migrating through year round population of sperm whales, with the backdrop of the... More...

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Aoraki Court MotelAoraki Court Motel - Motel.

Aoraki Court Motel is a modern accommodation located in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. All units feature great views...

Kaikoura WhalesKaikoura Whales - Helicopter Tour - Christchurch. Starting from $2285.00 per person.

Kaikoura Whales
Fly with Garden City Helicopters, Christchurch  to Kaikoura for the ultimate whale watching...

 

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