Kaikoura Scenic Flights
Wings Over Whales Kaikoura provide whale watching flights, scenic air tours and private aircraft charter.
Our professional and experienced team deliver a friendly flying experience, where the comfort and safety of each passenger is paramount.
Passengers are able to enjoy their own window seat and our high-winged aircraft will allow you to have an unobstructed view of Kaikoura’s marine wild life and majestic scenery. Due to the nutrient rich waters just off the coast, Kaikoura is home to a huge amount of marine wildlife including sperm whales, dusky dolphins, and more!
We operate from Kaikoura Airport, an 8km drive south from the town centre. Located in an inviting log cabin terminal, customers can enjoy great facilities with on-site gift shop, café and rest room facilities.
Visitors are encouraged to allow 1 hour to complete either their whale watching or scenic flight experience. An information and safety briefing is conducted prior to travel and all flights are 30 minutes in duration unless an alternative length of trip has been agreed on.
Kaikoura Whale Flights
With a year round Sperm Whale population, Kaikoura is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth for your whale watching experience.
Experience the beauty and wonder of Kaikoura’s marine wildlife from above, with the once in a lifetime whale watching experience. Take in the best views! as we slowly orbit around natures largest animals.
We offer unforgettable flights showcasing Kaikoura’s amazing marine life, such as the largest of the toothed whales, the magnificent sperm whales.
New Zealand fur seals and visiting whale species such as humpback whales, blue whales , southern right whales, long-finned pilot whales, and orca migrating through may also be sighted.
The wild is closer than you think!
Extended Whale Flight & Mountain Scenic Tour (allow 45 minutes)
Our whale watching & scenic tour allows you extra time in the whale area to view the majestic Sperm whale and also gives you the scenic tour of the Kaikoura Seaward mountains and Kaikoura Peninsula.
This flight is a great option for any whale enthusiast who is eager to increase their chances of seeing other species that may be passing through the waters off Kaikoura on any given day.
Take a scenic air tour over Kaikoura’s rocky peninsula, lush farmlands and Seaward Ranges. Kaikoura is a mecca for nature lovers and has some of the most incredible scenery in NZ. Situated on State Highway 1 between Christchurch and Picton, Kaikoura is a stunning coastal town known for its abundance of marine life and epic views. This scenic flight showcases the very best of Kaikooura; from Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Ranges, to the Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura Peninsula, see it all from above. With our high-winged aircraft everyone enjoys unimpeded viewing and photo opportunities at every turn.
Kaikoura Tour Packages
We have teamed up with some of the local operators in Kaikoura to show case what our beautiful Kaikoura has to offer.
Middlehurst Station – Allow 4 hours. From NZD$1050.00. Enjoy a beautiful 3 course lunch before experiencing a rural can-am tour.
Kaikoura Dolphin Watching & Whale Flight – Allow 5 hours. From NZD$465.00. Soar above the ocean on our whale watching flight and see everything Kaikoura has to offer from a birds eye view. Then get up close and personal with the dolphins on a dolphin spotting boat cruise. For those with an appetite for excitement, upgrade your tour and join the pod in the water with a dolphin swim.
Wings & Kayaks Combo – Allow 5 hours. From NDZ$290.00 Spend the day in the air and sea with Kaikoura Kayaks and Wings Over Whales