Air Kaikoura/Kaikoura Aero Club

from $120.00 (NZD)


View the largest toothed whale in the world from the comfort of an aircraft. Typical flights are 30 minute duration over the Kaikoura sea canyon which is situated just off shore, at a depth ranging from 1000m to 3000m.
You can communicate to the pilot via headset. You can get great camera shots of the whale from nose to tail before it prepares for is next dive.
On occasions other species of whales such as Humpbacks, Right Whales, and pilot whales can be seen in the Kaikoura waters. Also view large pods dolphins feeding and playing along the Kaikoura coast.

**PILOT-A-PLANE** $120
-20 minutes of freedom
-Hands on experience
-You are the Pilot
-No experience required
-Professional Instructor with you all the way

**3 FLIGHT PACKAGE** $350 1 day

So you liked the trial flight.....

-Full briefings
-Effects of controls
-Straight and level
-Climbing and descending
-Medium turns
-Flight Certificate

**SOLO PACKAGE** $2,500 2 weeks

-Full briefings
-Log Book
-Approx. 25 lessons
-First Solo
-Solo Certificate

**PRIVATE PILOT** $12,500 3 months

-All briefings
-First solo
-Log Book
-All Lectures and tests
-All landing fees at Kaikoura
-Approx 120 lessons

Contact Information

Contact: Murray Hamilton
Phone: +64 3 319 6579
Fax: +64 3 319 6579
Address: Peketa RD2
Web Site:


9am - 5pm. Outside those hours as required.


Based at the Kaikoura Airport. In the Grey building with white fences. 6km south of Kaikoura Town on State Highway 1 between Kaikoura and Christchurch.

Payment options:

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How to find us

Other Scenic Flights | Whale Watching Services