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Kaikoura Premier Whale Watching Helicopter Flight - 1 Hour

Help code: 37DF-6580

  • Enjoy a secluded alpine landing
  • NZ must do experience
  • View abundant marine wildlife
  • Orbit around the whales
  • Ultimate Kaikoura wildlife helicopter flight
  • Highly trained pilots
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Kaikoura is filled with breathtaking coastlines, rugged mountain landscapes and an abundance of wildlife and there’s no doubt that a helicopter flight is the best way to soak up all this scenery. Get airborne and join experienced local pilots on this premier Kaikoura whale watching helicopter flight that includes a very special landing in the alpines.

Over the course of an hour, you’ll discover the incredible marine wildlife that can be found here in these nutrient rich waters including Sperm Whales, Blue Whales, New Zealand Fur Seals and Dusky Dolphins. Tracking over the coast to the Kaikoura Ranges, passengers will be taken on a journey above one of New Zealand’s most unique areas, the underwater Kaikoura Canyon before touching down in the alpines for a special mountain landing. Unsurprisingly, this has been rated as one of the top things to do in Kaikoura. Don't miss out, add this to your itinerary pronto!


  • One hour experience shows you the incredible marine wildlife that exists here in Kaikōura
  • Watching flight to go out and spot the amazing wildlife
  • Takes you along the beautiful coastline up to the spectacular Seaward Kaikōura Ranges for an alpine landing on the mountains, which rise over 2000 meters out of the ocean
  • This is a snow landing certain times of the year


  • Locally owned and operated
  • NZ must do experience
  • View abundant marine wildlife
  • Orbit around the whales
  • Secluded alpine landing
  • Highly trained pilots


  • Passengers require to check in 30 minutes prior to flight departure
  • No flights on Christmas Day


  • Please allow approximately 1 hour for this experience


  • This experience departs from Kaikoura Airport, 617 State Highway 1 Peketā, Canterbury 7374


  • The airport is located an 8 minute drive south of Kaikoura township. We offer complimentary shuttle service from the town centre which must be arranged in advance.
  • Contact the reservations team to book the shuttle. Space is limited, and parents/caregivers assume the responsibility for car seats and child restraints for infants and young children.

Terms And Conditions

  • Flights are subject to weather conditions, and minimum numbers. In the event of a cancellation by South Pacific Helicopters and Wings Over Whales the team will work with you to reschedule your flight for another day, or provide a full refund.
  • South Pacific Helicopters and Wings Over Whales reserves the right to amend tour times or cancel trips at any time due to inclement weather, safety concerns, maintenance requirements, or any other reason.
  • Due to whales being wild animals in their natural environment South Pacific Helicopters and Wings Over Whale cannot guarantee a whale sighting. For this reason no refunds are given on completed flights. We do offer a second tour discount so please talk to the team if you would like to discuss this option.

Cancellation Policy

  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
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Daniel & Monique Stevenson South Pacific Whale Watch

South Pacific Whale Watch is proudly locally owned & operated by Daniel & Monique Stevenson.

Highly recommend bookings are made in advance to avoid disappointment!
Need help with your booking? Contact Us Help Code: 37DF-6580

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