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Kaikoura Day Tour & Whale Watching Christchurch
Kaikoura Day Tour & Whale Watching
The second largest city in New Zealand, Christchurch, is an entertaining mix of lifestyle activities and cultural excitement. There is the tranquil Avon River which flows through the centre, historic buildings and restored trams to navigate the city however if you head North of the metropolis on a guided tour you will discover an array of sites from surf beaches to vineyards, rolling hills and spectacular wildlife, all within a short drive.
Your day will begin by heading North of Christchurch. The scenic drive will take you through the Canterbury Plains before emerging into the picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura, a hub of marine wildlife where snow capped mountains meet the ocean. Your guide for the day will take you to a breathtaking look out for amazing views of the town before heading to a nearby Seal colony to watch the seals frolic and play on the rocks.
With free time to explore the town you can take a walk along the promenade, maybe grab a drink or something to eat in one of the many restaurants and cafes or simply explore the boutique shops.
Next up you will board a modern catamaran for an exciting whale watch tour! Whale Watch Kaikoura is the only sea based whale watching tour in New Zealand. During the cruise you will have the chance to encounter the Giant Sperm Whale up close. The whales also share their home with a number of dolphin species, seals and albatross which can all be seen on a typical tour. As a Maori owned company, Whale Watch Kaikoura upholds the philosophy that embraces people, the land, the sea and all living things as one to provide you with a great experience whilst caring for the environment and animals. This is a truly amazing way to see the largest carnivore on the planet!
You can then sit back and relax on the journey back to Christchurch taking in the views and tour guides commentary before returning to your Christchurch accommodation.
- Transfers from central Christchurch accommodation
- Scenic tour from Christchurch over the Canterbury Plains to Kaikoura
- Luxury coach tour
- Free time to explore Kaikoura
- Whale Watch tour with Whale Watch Kaikoura
- Visit a seal colony
- Informative & entertaining commentary from a local guide
- Allow a full day
- Departs 8am (returns 6.15pm)
- Departs central Christchurch accommodation
- Operates daily all year
- Child rates apply (3-14yrs)
- Children under 3 years are not permitted on the tour
- Dress warmly & wear flat shoes for the boat trip
- Anti sea sickness tablets can be purchased prior to the cruise
- Book early to avoid disappointment as tours can book out several days/weeks in advance
Prices & Options
Adult (15 yrs +): NZD$320.00
Child (3-14 yrs): NZD$199.00
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