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South Pacific Helicopters

Kaikoura Scenic Helicopter Flight - 40 Minutes

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  • Take to the air on a breathtaking heli flight over Kaikoura
  • Admire the stunning scenery of the coast and mountain ranges
  • Witness earthquake damage from the 2016 magnitude 7.8 earthquake
  • Stunning views of the Clarence Valley, Hapuku Damn and Papatea Fault.
  • Slowly orbit the wildlife from the helicopter to maximise viewing
  • Professional in flight commentary from pilots
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Witness the majestic beauty of Kaikoura and the scars Mother Nature left in her path from the wake of the 2016 earthquake on this 40 minute scenic helicopter flight, also affectionately known as the ‘Aftershock Adventure’.

With a massive recovery effort to get the highway back to full function, lift off from Kaikoura to set your eyes on some of the sights including the impressive Papatea Fault which is visible out to sea as well as the Hapuku River Dam, Clarence Valley and the repairs along the State Highway 1 North.

Only from the air can you admire the sweeping views of the Kaikoura coastline and rugged mountain ranges that circle the region. To experience the raw beauty of it all, book your spot online here.


  • 40 minute flight including landing up the coast of Kaikoura
  • Informative pre-flight talk from the pilots
  • Professional and experienced pilots with in-flight commentary
  • Complimentary transfers from Kaikoura township to the helipads
  • Alongside stunning scenery of coast and mountain
  • Witness earthquake damage from the 2016 magnitude 7.8 earthquake. Sights include Clarence Valley, Hapuku Damn and Papatea Fault.


  • The duration of this experience is 40 minutes.


  • This experience takes place in Kaikoura, New Zealand.

Departure Location

  • This experience departs from South Pacific Helicopters NZ Helipad on 617 State Highway 1, Peketa, Kaikoura 7374. A free courtesy transfer from Kaikoura township (72 West End, Kaikoura) is available; please discuss with the provider directly at the time of booking if you wish to utilise this service.

What To Bring

  • Please wear comfortable shoes, warm clothing and sunglasses
  • Please also bring a camera

Additional Information

  • A minimum of two adult participants are required for this flight to proceed
  • Infants under the age of 2 years of age can travel free of charge IF (they can sit comfortably on an adults’ lap & weighs under 18kg’s).
  • Limited to 1 infant per journey/experience
  • Adult: 3 years +
  • Children 0-2 Free
  • A minimum of two adult participants are required for flights to proceed
  • There is a maximum of 5 passengers per aircraft, if you are traveling in a larger book your party will be split between helicopters

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-6572

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