South Pacific Helicopters Scenic and Whale Flights

Come and fly with South Pacific Helicopters and experience a unique perspective soaring above the marine wildlife and magnificent mountain ranges of Kaikoura, in a way only achieved by helicopter. Epic adventures where the mountains meet the sea


$245.00 - $895.00
$190.00 - $680.00
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Unparalleled Whale Watching and Unforgettable Scenery.
South Pacific Helicopters offer scenic and whale watching flights in the incredible town of Kaikoura, where the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain ranges rise straight out of the Pacific Ocean. Kaikoura is one of the best places in the world to view marine wildlife including the mighty sperm whale, which can be found year-round in Kaikoura's waters. Whale watching by helicopter allows for uninterrupted views of the entire whale, as well as insights into their natural world only achieved by helicopter.

Bespoke Adventures offered as well including heli-rafting, heli-picnics, charter flights, and many more.

A trip for everyone! Family friendly, no minimum age limit.

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Physical address

Town Office - 72 West End, Kaikoura. All flights depart from our terminal at the Kaikoura Airport located at 617 State Highway 1, Peketa, Kaikoura, Kaikoura, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $245.00 - $895.00
(10 year(s) and under)
$190.00 - $680.00
Other charges:
Infants (0-2yrs FOC on knee 1 per tour) | Child (3yrs-6yrs) Discounted Rate | Adults (7yrs-99yrs) | Charter Flights available from $1,000 for Heli-Hunting|Rafting||Golfing|Fishing
Further pricing information:
Ages: Infants FREE 0-2yrs on the knee / Children 3-6yrs / Adults 7-99yrs
Cancellation policy:
Flights are available from sunrise to sunset, subject to weather and availability (Minimum of 2 Adults per tour). We highly recommend bookings are made in advance to avoid disappointment. Payment must be made in advance to secure your booking. Where payment is made by credit card and a refund applies, the amount must be refunded back to the same credit card. To make a change, please contact our friendly team at least 48hrs in advance and we will reschedule your flight/tour at no cost.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
170km from Christchurch Airport, 130 km from Blenheim Airport, and 8 km from Kaikoura Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
Town Office directly opposite Coach stop
Proximity to town:

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Opening times

Business hours:
Summer Office Hours - 08:00am - 6:00pm Mon-Sun | Winter Hours (01 June - 31 October) - 09:00am - 5:00pm Mon-Sun
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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