Kaikoura Whales Heli-Tours

Kaikoura Whale Watching

Kaikoura Whales Heli-Tours


Enjoy a helicopter flight to Kaikoura and experience whale-watching from a unique vantage point.

Trip Overview

Fly north from Christchurch following the pristine coastline north to Kaikoura, with magnificent views of the Canterbury Plains, and in the distance the spectacular Southern Alps.

Experience the true scale and majesty of whales in their natural habitat, as your pilot gently manoeuvres the helicopter to maintain the best possible view. The sight of a whale diving is something you will never forget, the huge tail rising high out of the water as it begins its decent to the heart of the ocean. Large pods of dolphins will delight you as they play, jumping and spinning across the waves.

Explore the unique and rugged coastline, then fly among the towering peaks of the Kaikoura Seaward Ranges. After your flight, why not stop for a delicious fish & chip lunch, or experience fine dining at one of Canterbury’s award-winning wineries as an optional extra?

Allow 3 hours (approx 90 min flight). Minimum passenger numbers apply.




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