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Kaikoura Day Tour with Whale Watching

Canterbury Trails

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You’ll depart Christchurch and travel through the beautiful rural pastoral scenes of North Canterbury to Kaikoura, where the mountains meet the sea.  From there a Whale Watch cruise  (or if cruise cancelled due to weather, a flight with Wings over Whales * ), will take you to look for the majestic Sperm Whales and Dusky Dolphin.  Sightings may also include the Southern Right Whale, Humpback and Pilot Whales. ( Or you may consider a trip with the Dolphin Swim Encounter * ).After your cruise or flight, you’ll enjoy a cafe lunch followed by a drive to a lookout with spectacular views of the peninsula and the Pacific Ocean.  Here sightings can be made of the NZ Fur Seals.  If time permits a stop at an award winning Waipara winery will be made where you can experience some local wines  before returning to Christchurch.* Check for price variations.

What You'll Get

You'll be picked up from your Christchurch accommodation in the morning around 7.30am and travel in a fully appointed a luxury all wheel drive mini van and your driver is also your personal guide for the day.

The numbers of guests are generally around 8 or less.

The vehicles carry appropriate first aid supplies and all guides have a current NZ first aid certificate.

Cafe style lunch is provided with the option also of a morning or afternoon tea.

Your guide will deliver you to your cruise, or flight, which is part and parcel of the tour.

They will also collect you afterwards.

At the end of the day tour, you'll be delivered back to your accommodation.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Whale Watch Cruise (or scenic flight if cruise cancelled - price may vary)
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Centrally located accommodation in Christchurch

Departure Time
7:30 AM

10 to 11 hours

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.

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