2 Day Kaikoura Marine Wildlife Tour
Travel over the Waipara Hills to the rugged Kaikoura coastline before enjoying a 3 hour Whale Watch cruise off the coast of Kaikoura. The following morning you have the choice between two incredible wildlife activities before returning back to Christchurch.
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- All transport & transfers
- 1 night accommodation
- Superior accommodation includes breakfast
- Kaikoura Whalewatch Cruise
- Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter or Wings over Whales
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
Expenses of a personal nature such as meals (except where stated in the itinerary), beverages, travel insurance, laundry and optional sightseeing are not included in the tour cost.
TOUR TYPE - INDEPENDENT TOUR
Independent Tours are not escorted group tours - they are for independent travellers. What this means is that it is not the same group of people travelling on their own coach with a tour leader/escort looking after you. You are travelling independently. However, you are picked up and dropped off at your accommodation each morning and evening and interesting commentary is provided on many sectors.
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH / KAIKOURA
Board your coach for your journey to the seaside town of Kaikoura. See rolling farmland, the beautiful Kaikoura coastline and the rugged Kaikoura mountain range. On arrival into Kaikoura join a 3 hour cruise with Kaikoura Whalewatch to marvel at the Giant Sperm Whale and the Dusky Dolphin. Kaikoura Whalewatch has won many international awards for tourism excellence and marine conservation. This afternoon is free at leisure to explore the lovely area.
DAY 2 - KAIKOURA / CHRISTCHURCH
Today you have the choice between two incredible sightseeing options – Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter or a Wings Over Whales Flight.
Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter
The Dolphin Encounter is truly a unique experience where you have the opportunity to swim with the dolphins in their natural environment. The Dusky Dolphins inhabit the coastal waters off Kaikoura all year round making Kaikoura a unique place in the world where wild dolphins can be encountered. There is also the option to simply view from the boat if you prefer (excluding the swim option).
Wings over Whales
Whale watching by fixed wing aeroplane offers a unique perspective and the opportunity to view whales and dolphins in their natural environment. Each person has their own window seat giving you unobstructed views of the stunning Kaikoura landscape and the clear viewing of the marine life below. This is a fantastic 30 minute flight where you can really appreciate the size of the whales.
This afternoon you board your coach for your return journey to Christchurch arriving early evening.