Wings over Whales Kaikoura - NZ Travel

Wings over Whales Kaikoura

Wings Over Whales

While you are in New Zealand head for Kaikoura and go whale aeroplane!  It's the best way to experience unobstructed panoramic views of the Peninsula with a bird's eye view of Marine Mammals including Sperm Whales, feeding off the Coast. 

Main Office: Kaikoura Airport, Main South Road, Kaikoura. 


Distance from Town: 8km to Kaikoura. 


Operating Hours: 8.00am  to 4.30pm. 


Departures: Daily. Closed Christmas Day. 


Transfers: Return accommodation, available from Kaikoura.


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Help Notes:

  • Clients must reconfirm their booking 24 hours prior to departure. 
  • No guarantee is possible for a sighting.  We are able to see whales 95% of the time and have a cancellation rate of less than 5%.
  • Flights are subject to weather conditions and whale sightings. A full briefing is undertaken prior to departure.

Available Activities:

30 Minute Scenic Flight


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In a typical 30 minute flight you will see the majestic Sperm Whale preparing for his next dive and up to 500 Dusky Dolphins playfully swimming. Occasional sightings include Southern Right, Humpback, Fin, Sei, Brydes, Pilot, Southern Bottlenose and Blue Whales. Other, less frequent, visitors to the area include Common, Hectors, Risso's and Southern Right Whale Dolphins, and Orca.  

Minimum Numbers: 1

Maximum Numbers: 7

Suitable For Disabled Clients: Yes

Child Discount:  Available for children aged 3 to 14 years of age. Children under three years of age may not be allocated a seat and may fly free of charge if seated on a parent's lap. Only one infant per adult is permitted.

Departures: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Includes: An informative commentary from your pilot.  

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