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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 $1755.00 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...

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...

Whale Watching in Kaikoura by boat

Whale Watching in Kaikoura by boat

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Kaikoura - Starting from $150.00 per person

Whale Watch is located in the small coastal town of Kaikōura on the East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island a scenic two and a half-hour drive north from Christchurch and two hour drive south from Picton. Kaikōura is a special place of lush pastures and towering, snow covered peaks that fall to the sea. This rare magic continues just offshore where a deep undersea canyon combines with unusual sea currents to attract an extraordinary abundance of marine life, the most famous being the Giant... More...

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Remarkables Retreat 5Remarkables Retreat 5 - Apartment.

Located in Queenstown, 3.6 km from Skyline Gondola and Luge, 3.6 km from Queenstown Event Centre and 15 km from Lake...

Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching CruiseAuckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise - Dolphin & Whale Watching - Auckland. Starting from $180.00 per person.

Look for whales, dolphins and seabirds in the pristine waters of Hauraki Gulf just a short boat ride from Auckland...

 

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