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Whale Watching Helicopter Flight with Mt Fyffe Landing -1 Hr

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South Pacific Helicopters & Wings Over Whales
South Pacific Helicopters & Wings Over Whales

Whale Watching Helicopter Flight with Mt Fyffe Landing -1 Hr


  • View whales and other wildlife from above then head to Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Ranges for superb views and alpine landings
  • Slowly orbit the year round population of sperm whales like only a helicopter can
  • New Zealand’s only fully Department of Conservation permitted operator offering whale watching experiences by helicopter

Fly above the Pacific Ocean and witness the incredible marine life of the region including the resident Sperm Whales. Land on Mt Fyffe for amazing panoramic views of the Kaikoura Peninsula and surrounding areas, with Christchurch and Wellington visible on clear days.

What's Included?

  • 1 hour scenic tour of wildlife and scenery
  • Landing high up in the alpine environment to get out and explore the magnificent vistas
  • Informative pre-flight talk from the pilot
  • In-flight commentary with headsets to hear the pilot
  • Complimentary transfers from Kaikoura township to the helipads

This exclusive flight showcases everything the beautiful coastal town of Kaikoura has to offer, from the incredible marine life the region is known for to the stunning natural beauty of the seaward Kaikoura Ranges towering to 9000ft straight out of the Pacific Ocean.

Fly by helicopter above the wonderful creatures of the deep; the year round population of sperm whales. Other species that can be found in Kaikoura include humpback whales, orca, hector dolphins, common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, dusky dolphins, and New Zealand fur seals. Your pilot will be able to position you for that perfect photo by slowly orbiting around the whale in a way only a helicopter can. See the whale in its entirety from tip to tail, and take in some of NZ's most beautiful coastal shores.

Your flight takes you above one of New Zealand’s most unique areas. Due to the special underwater geography of the area, it enables a huge abundance of food to be produced due to a large upwelling and mixing of both warm and cold currents. The food produced here supports a very diverse variety of marine life including many types of whales that migrate through the area such as Humpback, Southern Right, Blue, and of course the resident Sperm Whales. There is also a chance to see the incredibly playful Dusky Dolphins and New Zealand Fur Seals which also call this sanctuary home.

Afterwards soar over the rugged coastline to the impressive Seaward Kaikoura Mountain ranges for an alpine landing high up that takes in all the wonderful views the area has to offer, mountains, peninsula, and Pacific Ocean. Don't forget your camera - this is an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity.

Session Length

  • Flights are available from sunrise to sunset, subject to weather and availability
  • Please allow 90 minutes for this experience
  • Not available on Christmas Day


  • A minimum of two adult participants are required for this flight to proceed
  • 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
  • Adult: 3 years +
  • Children 0-2 Free


  • 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

Numbers on the Day

A minimum of two adult participants are required for flights to proceed. There is a maximum of 5 passengers per aircraft, if you are traveling in a larger book your party will be split between helicopters.


This experience is weather dependent. In the event of unfavourable weather conditions, the experience provider will contact you to reschedule your flight to another day.

Dress Code

Please wear comfortable shoes, warm clothing and sunglasses. Please also bring a camera.

This experience takes place in Kaikoura.

For 1 person
$1,250 each
$1,250 each
$1,250 each

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