Marine Safari in New Zealand
Enjoy a marine safari and experience a water holiday unlike any other in Kaikoura, New Zealand’s eco-marine mecca.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
Arrival in Christchurch
You arrive in Christchurch and already feel yourself to be immersed in nature. Well, it’s just the start. You hop on the Coastal Pacific Train (only available in certain seasons) for one of the most scenic rides in the whole of New Zealand. Your stop is Kaikoura, a marine-wildlife mecca. You check in and relax 20 feet from the ground. That’s right! Your room is a tree-house. Look to the west and you’ll see snow-capped mountains. Look to the east and the whole of the Pacific stretches at your feet.
Heli-Whale-Watching: It’s a Thing!
Enjoy one of the most incredible tours in wildlife. Hop on a helicopter and head out to sea to spot sperm whales. The bay has a permanent bachelor gam so the show goes on year-round. Kaikoura has a rich Māori heritage. You spend the afternoon interacting with keepers of Māori culture and get an authentic glimpse into their traditional way of life. Read more
Close Encounters of the Wild Kind
You go for a dip in the ocean with your swimming partners: seals and dolphins. This is one of the must-do New Zealand experiences and one that won’t be soon forgotten. It’s not only the proximity and the fun shenanigans of the seals but also that the Dusky dolphins have a passion for acrobatics. Another prestigious resident of Kaikoura is the Wandering Albatross, the world’s largest bird.
You can choose from a wide variety of sports activities to add to your wild experience of Kaikoura. You can hit the trails and head to the mountains on a mountain bike, or enjoy a world-class golf course. Perhaps you’d like to take it easy and treat yourself to a spa-day or relax in a fishing tour. Perhaps you’d like to not take it easy at all and heli-ski the slopes before lunch or learn how to surf. Whichever your choice, you’ll be regaled by delicious food, excellent wine, and amazing sights.
Now that you’ve had a taste of New Zealand, you can connect this experience with the Southern Alps, the North Island or look farther into the horizon and head for a one of a kind multi-country adventure in the South Pacific.