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Kaikoura Day Tour with Whale Watching

Kaikoura Day Tour with Whale Watching

Day Tour - Christchurch - Starting from $560.00 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 if cruise cancelled due to weather, a flight with Wings over Whales * ), 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. ( Or you may consider a trip with the Dolphin Swim Encounter * ).
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Kaikoura Whales

Kaikoura 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 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.
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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...

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 Express return from Christchurch

Kaikoura Express return from Christchurch

Maori - Christchurch - 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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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...

Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch

Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Christchurch - Starting from $635.00 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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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

Multi-day Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $10737.75 per person

This 24 day, private and fully guided vacation takes in all New Zealand has to offer.  We’ll 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 will... 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...

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Aorangi Highland Country Retreat is located in Rotorua, 7 km from Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, and provides a...

5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Trip5-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...

 

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