Pricing and Conditions

Adult $1850.03 - $1950.00
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Exclusive Private Cooking Class

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This tour combines a 30 minutes helicopter whale watching experience followed by scenic transfer & landing at Hapuku Kitchen where the owner & chef Fiona Read will greet you and the magic begins. Starting with an introduction to the kitchen and the menu for the day. This is discussed over a cup of locally roasted coffee or a refreshing drink made from herbs and flowers from the garden. You'll then embark on a wander around the Hapuku Kitchen property, foraging in the garden for fruit, vegetables and herbs. Once you have completed the harvest, you'll return to the kitchen and as a group, and enjoy the various dishes that make up the menu. Optional upgrade to a cooking class also available to make the most of this culinary experience.

Opening times

Business hours:
8:30am to 5:00pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year


617 State Highway 1, Peketa, Kaikōura, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
Closest international airport is Christchurch airport located approx 180km from Kaikoura or regional airport in Blenheim approx 137km from Kaikoura.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
There is a train station and a bus stop in Kaikoura offering daily services.
decisions Proximity to town:
We have an office & reception in the Kaikoura township as well as the check in point for flights, Kaikoura Airport approx 8mins drive from town.

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