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Guided Kaikoura & Whales Tour

Kaikoura – where the magnificent snow-capped, forest-clad mountains meet the Pacific Ocean – is one of the best places in the world for year-round whale-watching.

With Wildsouth Discovery, you’ll experience it all in style, from the comfort of your own private helicopter for either 45 or 60 minutes – the choice is yours. See the Giant Sperm Whales, as well as Southern Right, Humpback, and Pilot whales, Dusky Dolphins and numerous species of seabirds, against the stunning backdrop of the mountains and ocean.

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Originally an island, Kaikoura (which means ‘meal of crayfish’ in Maori) sits on what has, over time, become a rocky peninsula which protrudes out into the sea. Here, a complex marine system within deep ocean canyons provides an abundantly rich habitat for a multitude of protected marine mammals and seabirds.

On your journey, we’ll take you through the beautiful rural wine region of North Canterbury, where you’ll enjoy a delicious morning tea picnic.

Then, after your helicopter trip, and lunch in an historic restaurant, we’ll visit a popular lookout with more spectacular views and photo opportunities, and visit a NZ Fur Seal colony. Before returning to Christchurch, you can take a walk on the Kaikoura Peninsula walkway or stop at a Waipara winery for wine tasting and sampling some of the South Island’s renowned cheese.

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