Kaikoura Ultimate Adventure Helicopter Flight - 80 Minutes

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Highlights & inclusions

80 minute Whale Watch Helicopter Flight
Trained pilots to the highest standard
Alpine landings in spectacular locations
View the whale in its entirety and natural habitat
Incredible views of the scenery
See geological sites
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Sat, Jul 13, 2024

What you can expect

Capture the best of Kaikoura’s magnificent coastal vistas, alpine scenery and diverse wildlife from the air on an unforgettable 80 minutes scenic helicopter flight that will stay with you forever. Combining the Kaikoura whale watching scenic flight with two alpine landings, this is the ultimate helicopter flight in Kaikoura.

Passengers will set off from Kaikoura Airport and within minutes find themselves flying over the Seaward Kaikoura Ranges to the Pacific Ocean. Kaikoura is well known as an animal sanctuary and you’ll be able to spot resident sperm whales, dusky dolphins and New Zealand fur seals as they migrate through the region and follow them for a moment in their miraculous journey.

After observing the abundant marine life, your helicopter flight will track north along the rugged coastline to the Kaikoura Ranges for a landing at the turquoise waters of Hapuku Lake. The journey continues with a second landing overlooking the ranges, Kaikoura Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean. Offering incredible 360-degree views of the landscape surrounding you, we really mean it when we say this experience is extraordinary.


What you need to know

  • 80 Minute Helicopter Flight
  • Introductory trip enabling you to enjoy the many marine wonders of the Kaikoura area
  • Trained pilots to the highest standard with specific training
  • You will be taken on a journey above one of New Zealand’s most unique areas
  • Once you have spent time viewing the whales, relax and enjoy the flight back along the rugged coastline of Kaikoura
  • Stunning vistas and photo opportunities of the Kaikoura Peninsula, Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Ranges, and the Pacific Ocean await you at every turn
  • Flights operate daily at 12pm and 2pm (subject to weather and availability)
  • Passengers require to check in 30 minutes prior to flight departure
  • No flights on Christmas Day
  • Please allow 80 minutes for this experience
  • This experience takes place in Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from Kaikoura Airport, 617 State Highway 1 Peketā, Canterbury 7374
What To Bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
Additional Information
  • All whale watching flights are subject to suitable weather conditions
  • Minimum 2 adults and maximum 6 pax per aircraft
  • The maximum weight per passenger is 135kg
  • Highly recommend bookings are made in advance to avoid disappointment
  • 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
  • Customers with limited mobility are most welcome, friends and family assistance is appreciated, must have the ability to move along a seat once lifted. An excellent way to see the whales, marine life & Kaikoura - maximise your time soaring above it all
  • Flights are subject to minimum passenger numbers and our aircraft have specific weight restrictions (all passengers and/or equipment will be weighed as a 'combined weight')
  • All flights/journeys are subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions. We will work with you to reschedule your flight for another day
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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