This tour combines our famous whale watching experience, the Aftershock Adventure tour along with alpine landings for more incredible views and photo opportunities.
Discover Kaikōura's magnificent vistas of coastal shores, picturesque landscapes, majestic mountain ranges, and diverse marine wildlife in a way only a helicopter can.
Starting of the tour is the whale watching experience. You’ll head out over Kaikōura’s Whale Sanctuary and Hikurangi Marine Reserve to view the incredible wildlife found in Kaikōura’s waters from above. Experience the magnificent sperm whale, the largest toothed whale of up to 20m as well as other species, based on the season, as Kaikōura is a migratory route for a variety of different whale and dolphin species such as the humpback whale, blue whale, southern right whale, orca, and many more.
The manoeuvre ability of the helicopter allows for incredible viewing and photo opportunities - you can see the entire whale from tip to tail, and also witness amazing behaviours of the animals you wouldn’t be able to see from a boat. Closer to the shore, you’ll also be able to spot the resident dusky dolphin and New Zealand fur seals playing.
After observing and exploring the abundant marine life, your helicopter will take you further north along the rugged Kaikōura coastline. Head into the Seaward Kaikōura Ranges for a landing at the turquoise waters of Hapuku Lake, a lake that was formed during the earthquake in 2016. Then we will fly you to the tops of the peaks for a second landing overlooking the ranges, Kaikōura Peninsula, and the Pacific Ocean. This spot offers incredible 360-degree views of the landscape surrounding you, ensuring that this is a view you’ll never forget.
- Alpine landings in remote locations
- Highly trained pilots
- Suitable for all ages
- Incredible views of the scenery
- View the whale in its entirety and natural habitat
- See geological sites
- Experience panoramic vistas
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