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Kaikoura Express return from Christchurch

Kaikoura Express return from Christchurch - Kaikoura, New Zealand

Duration: 1 to 2 days
Location: Kaikoura, New Zealand

From USD
$42.63


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.

Check out the native New Zealand Fur Seals, the rough rugged and wild coastline, a dolphin or whale watch tour, check out the spectacular Albatross or just cruise at your own pace.

Kaikoura is a region rich in Maoritanga (indigenous culture) - join a walking tour and learn about the local flora and fauna or take a moment to explore the Kaikoura Museum and soak up the local history.

Kaikoura Express departs Christchurch daily at 8.30am.  Departure point is from outside Canterbury Museum in Rolleston Avenue ... More info ›


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.

Check out the native New Zealand Fur Seals, the rough rugged and wild coastline, a dolphin or whale watch tour, check out the spectacular Albatross or just cruise at your own pace.

Kaikoura is a region rich in Maoritanga (indigenous culture) - join a walking tour and learn about the local flora and fauna or take a moment to explore the Kaikoura Museum and soak up the local history.

Kaikoura Express departs Christchurch daily at 8.30am.  Departure point is from outside Canterbury Museum in Rolleston Avenue.  

Central city pick-ups are also available as follows:

7.50am - Bealey Avenue (across the road from All Stars Inn
7.52am - 154 Bealey Avenue
8.00am - Novotel Hotel, Cathedral Square
8.15am - Bus Interchange, Lichfield Street

Travel to Kaikoura takes approximately 3 hours. 

The service returns from Kaikoura at 4.30pm.  Departure point is Kaikoura i-Site and Dolphin Encounter, 96 Esplanade, Kaikoura

Kaikoura Express offers point of interest facts en route, and a photo stop with the seals.  Our super relaxed, professional and friendly staff will make sure you have a great trip away!

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Seal Swimming Tour from Kaikoura

Seal Swimming Tour from Kaikoura - Kaikoura, New Zealand

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Location: Kaikoura, New Zealand

From USD
$78.16

Swim with wild New Zealand Fur Seals in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula. This is an experience that you do not want to miss! All equipment is provided and no experience is necessary ... More info ›

Swim with wild New Zealand Fur Seals in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula. This is an experience that you do not want to miss! All equipment is provided and no experience is necessary. Recently listed as one of the world's 'Top 10 Best Marine Encounters'. Don't miss out!

Your experience will begin at the main meeting base at your chosen time, where you will be introduced to your guides and suited up in wetsuits and snorkeling equipment.

You will then be taken on a 10-15-minute bus trip, followed by a 5-15-minute boat trip to one of our favorite seal swimming areas and then spend about one hour in the water. During that time the seals are free to come and go as they please.

It’s very much a wildlife encounter in that we have never feed, or enticed the seals in any way and we do not have any special tricks to make them respond to you in the water. However, due to their natural curiosity you can reasonably expect interactions within 2-3m in the water at different times.

If the seals do not respond, you will get the chance to go again free of charge or be refunded back to the viewing rate of 50% of the swimming rate. We offer a 96% success rate of swimming with the seals on our tours. Hot showers are provided after the tour.

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Private Transfer to Christchurch from Kaikoura

Private Transfer to Christchurch from Kaikoura - Kaikoura, New Zealand

Duration: 4 to 6 hrs
Location: Kaikoura, New Zealand

From USD
$355.28

Priced for 1-3 people. A short scenic route - Inland route or coastal route depending on availability of the SH1 ... More info ›

Priced for 1-3 people. A short scenic route - Inland route or coastal route depending on availability of the SH1. Pickup and drop off to and from your accommodation both in Kaikoura and Christchurch( or airport)

Meet and greet your driver/guide at your accommodation. Commence drive to Christchurch (approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on SH1 availability). Commentary provided on route with short informative descriptions of coastal , marine life etc. If only a transfer to Christchurch then 2 stops will be included for wine tasting: 2 wineries have been selected however, if you have a preference please inform your driver/guide. If transfer is to Christchurch airport , a brief comfort stop at Cheviot will be included if needed . In Christchurch before your drop off  at accommodation a short tour of city is included.

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Heli-Whale Watch Explorer

Heli-Whale Watch Explorer - Kaikoura, New Zealand

Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Kaikoura, New Zealand

From USD
$248.69

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.

Arrive at our town office and enjoy complimentary transport to the helipads, located right next to the Kaikoura Whale Sanctuary, home to a year-round population of sperm whales ... More info ›

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.

Arrive at our town office and enjoy complimentary transport to the helipads, located right next to the Kaikoura Whale Sanctuary, home to a year-round population of sperm whales. You are met by our friendly pilots for a short safety briefing and information on the wildlife.

After the briefing, board the helicopter to start your amazing experience! Head out into the Hikurangi Marine Reserve to spot the magnificent sperm whales while admiring the gorgeous backdrop of mountains. Resident pods of dusky dolphins are found here, and Kaikoura is on the migratory routes for other species including humpback whales, southern right whales, killer whales, and blue whales depending on the time of year.

Once you have spent time with the whale, relax and enjoy the flight back along the rugged coastline of Kaikoura, enjoying the views and spotting any other wildlife that are in the area. Stunning vistas and photo opportunities of the Kaikoura Peninsula, Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Ranges, and the Pacific Ocean await you at every turn.

Your experience ends back at the helipad where our complimentary transport is waiting to take you back to town or to your hotel.

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Ocean Safari Heli-Whale Watch

Ocean Safari Heli-Whale Watch - Kaikoura, New Zealand

Duration: 45 minutes
Location: Kaikoura, New Zealand

From USD
$337.51

In the stunning town of Kaikoura, where mountains meet ocean, experience the magnificent wildlife and scenery from the comfort of a helicopter and see the magnificent sperm whales from top to tail! Your 45 minute tour lets you experience the year round sperm whale population, with more time to enjoy the abundant marine life and a chance to see breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the Kaikoura Peninsula, and the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Ranges.

Our office is located right in the centre of Kaikoura town from here enjoy complimentary transport to the helipads to receive a short safety briefing from our pilots, as well as information about the Kaikoura Whale Sanctuary and the wildlife you can expect to see on the tour.  

After the briefing you're ready to head out and explore what Kaikoura has to offer! View sperm whales and resident pods of dusky dolphins and New Zealand fur seals ... More info ›

In the stunning town of Kaikoura, where mountains meet ocean, experience the magnificent wildlife and scenery from the comfort of a helicopter and see the magnificent sperm whales from top to tail! Your 45 minute tour lets you experience the year round sperm whale population, with more time to enjoy the abundant marine life and a chance to see breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the Kaikoura Peninsula, and the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Ranges.

Our office is located right in the centre of Kaikoura town from here enjoy complimentary transport to the helipads to receive a short safety briefing from our pilots, as well as information about the Kaikoura Whale Sanctuary and the wildlife you can expect to see on the tour.  

After the briefing you're ready to head out and explore what Kaikoura has to offer! View sperm whales and resident pods of dusky dolphins and New Zealand fur seals. Kaikoura is located on the the migratory routes for humpback whales, southern right whales, killer whales, and even blue whales depending on the time of year. You'll experience stunning vistas of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Ranges, as well as the Kaikoura Peninsula, and the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. 

After a successful whale sighting fly along the coastline spotting wildlife including the resident populations of dusky dolphins as well as New Zealand fur seals 

Your experience ends back at the helipad where complimentary transportation is waiting for you back to your hotel or into town.

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Premier Helicopter Whale Watch

Premier Helicopter Whale Watch - Kaikoura, New Zealand

Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Kaikoura, New Zealand

From USD
$461.86

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 ... More info ›

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 New Zealand's only helicopter whale watch tour fully permitted by the Department of Conservation.

Your experiences starts in the town office for complimentary transport to the helipads overlooking the Kaikoura Whale Sanctuary. The pilot gives a short safety briefing and informative talk about our year round population of sperm whales and the unique underwater Kaikoura Canyon.

Once the briefing is finished, jump in a helicopter and head straight out over the Whale Sanctuary and Hikurangi Marine Reserve for a chance to view the unique sperm whales. Viewing from a helicopter allows views of the entire whale and maximises time viewing the wildlife while minimising any disruption of their natural behaviour. 

After enjoying time viewing the whale, fly along the magnificent coastline and the Kaikoura Peninsula, all the while looking for other marine life in the area like resident playful dusky dolphins and New Zealand fur seals. Head up next to the towering peaks of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Ranges for an incredible alpine landing. Get out and walk around on rugged pristine land with breathtaking vistas of the mountains, peninsula, and oceans from all angles. 

Your experience ends back at the helipads where complimentary transportation is waiting to take you back to your hotel or into town.

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