Guided Small Group Tours of New Zealand


Sperm Whale - Kaikoura
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KA05 – Kaikoura Private Tours

Trip Includes:

Whale Watch cruise

Travel by deluxe mini-van

Delicious picnic morning or afternoon tea

Cafe lunch in Kaikoura

Wine tasting at a Waipara Winery

Courtesy city hotel / homestay pickup and dropoff

Fully escorted with informative commentary

Depart Christchurch at 7.30am and return approximately 5.45pm

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Canterbury Trails offers exclusive private tours of the Kaikoura, exploring and discovering the best of the region. Taking you “off the beaten track” (by vehicle or on foot) and giving you the opportunity to engage with locals these tours are fully escorted with drives, walks, first class service, superb food and accommodations. Canterbury Trails provides a private guiding service with carefully planned custom itineraries that are tailored to the guests’ wishes and fitness.

During your private tour you might like to:

Take a Whale Watch Kaikoura cruise to look for majestic Sperm Whales and Dusky Dolphins. Other sightings might include Southern Right, Humpback, and Pilot whales.
Take a Kaikoura whale watching flight with Wings over Whales
Swim with the Dolphins on the Dolphin Encounter trip
Experience some local wines at a Waipara Winery
Enjoy a café lunch
Drive to a lookout with spectacular views of the peninsula and the Pacific Ocean.

Visit the Kaikoura Peninsula where sightings can be made of the NZ Fur Seals

Kaikoura Private Tours

Additional information

What to bring

What should we wear and take on our Day Tour CLOTHING Check the weather, dress accordingly and if necessary carry extra appropriate clothing. If you think that the clothing you have with you in New Zealand is inadequate/ unsuitable for your tour let us know, at least, the day before departure, so we can lend you some. South Island weather is extremely variable. Sudden changes are not uncommon! As we include walks on our tours it is advisable that you wear comfortable clothing suitable for being active and, as you will be in the mountains or on the ocean, a wind proof top is a must. It is advisable to wear layers of clothing that can be added and/or removed. The following is recommended: wind/shower proof jacket that will keep you dry in a sharp shower Sweater or jacket suitable for cooler weather, made of material that retains warmth when damp from sweat or drizzle). hat (type depending on weather) Guests on hiking tours should have a rainstorm proof jacket. DAY PACK (or bag you can carry and have both hands free) sunscreen (high SPF) sunglasses water bottle lip balm camera with extra card, spare batteries.


  1. canty1

    “Thank you for the amazing day to Kaikoura! Smooth drives, best spots in town, great food and great tips from Kiwi’s to travelers like us! Thanks for the local feel experience :-)” – Therese and Joseph Galea.

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