Wings Over Whales Kaikoura

Experience the Majestic Sperm Whale, playful Dusky Dolphin and Kaikoura's incredible scenery from above! Wings Over Whales Kaikoura provide whale watching and scenic flights from comfortable, safe, high-winged aircraft.


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Wings Over Whales and their professional, friendly team of pilots provide whale watching, scenic flights and private aircraft charter in Kaikoura, New Zealand.

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The company operate two aircraft; a 4-seater Cessna 172 as well as an 8-seater Gippsland Airvan. Both planes are high-winged allowing each passenger their own window seat and unobstructed views of Kaikoura’s marine wildlife and majestic scenery.

Situated at Kaikoura Airport, an 8km drive south from the town centre, Wings Over Whales have great facilities with onsite refreshments, gift shop and rest rooms.

Individuals, groups and also those with children, infants and limited mobility.


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Physical address

Wings Over Whales Kaikoura, Kaikoura Airport, 617 State Highway 1, Peketa, Kaikoura, Christchurch - Canterbury, 7374, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8:00am till 5:00pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Proximity to coach terminal:
8km from bus and rail terminal
Proximity to town:
8km from Town

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $180.00
(14 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Infants under 3 years of age are free of charge
Further pricing information:
Passengers are asked to check in for their flights at least 20 minutes prior to flight departure. Wings Over Whales Kaikoura have a success rate of 95% but because whales are wild animals free to roam in their natural environment, sightings cannot be guaranteed. Passenger cancellations are required by 4pm latest the day prior to departure. Agent bookings that are cancelled outside of this time frame will be charged a cancellation fee.

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