• Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
From AUD 298.08

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Kaikoura is famous for whales and dolphins and arguably one of the world's most exciting arenas for ocean going birds. This full day tour accompanies the Kaikoura Whale Watch Tours from Christchurch. Within close proximity of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula, see a considerable array of albatross, petrels, shearwaters, terns, shags and gulls.


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  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Kaikoura has one of the largest number of different types of seabirds within a small area than anywhere along the New Zealand coastlines. On your arrival in Kaikoura you may enjoy either an early lunch or have free time to explore Kaikoura before being transferred to Ocean Wings Albatross Encounter. Experience the sensation of getting close to the mighty albatross, one of the world's largest flight birds.

There will also be the opportunity during the day to visit a seal colony where fur seals may be viewed at close quarters. This stop provides a great photo opportunity.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from selected Christchurch hotels
Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

11 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 7:00pm

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Kaikoura Albatross Encounter Tour from Christchurch

Kaikoura Albatross Encounter Tour from Christchurch

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Albatross Encounter and seal colony visit
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: mana, March 2013

we saw a male Sperm whale,it's awesome!!