Top n Tail

Climb high above Kaikoura to land amongst the rugged seaward Kaikoura Ranges. After experiencing breathtaking views of the area, lift off and within minutes be viewing the mighty Sperm Whale.


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The name says it all. Take off from our centrally located helipads and within minutes be viewing the mighty Sperm whales. Climb high above Kaikoura to land amoungst the rugged Seaward Kaikoura ranges, taking in some of the most breathtaking views that New Zealand has to offer.

- Views to the west of the Seaward Kaikoura Range, to the east Kaikoura flats and the peninsula stretching out like a Whales Fluke

- See the different colours of water along the coastline where the fresh, silty water comes out of the rivers and mixes in the salty seawater

- Weather permitting fly to the head of the Kowhai River where we can see land slides and large cracks along the hill sides from the November 2016 earthquake.

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Physical address

Top n Tail, 16 West End, Kaikoura, Kaikoura, Christchurch - Canterbury, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $630.00
Cancellation policy:
24 cancellation for full refund

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
180km to Christchurch Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
Proximity to town:

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Opening times

Business hours:
0830 to 1700
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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