Air Kaikoura/Kaikoura Aero Club

from $120.00 (NZD)

Category ** WHALE WATCH FLIGHTS ** $75 child/$150 adult, infants free

View the mighty sperm whale, 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 with the pilot via headset and get fantastic camera shots of the whale from nose to tail, before it prepares for its next dive.
On occasion, other species of whales such as Humpbacks, Right Whales, Orca and pilot whales can be seen in the Kaikoura waters. Also view large pods of dolphins feeding and playing along the Kaikoura coast.

Category ** SCENIC FLIGHTS ** $110 pp
Scenic flight around the Kaikoura Peninsula, heading north following the coastline. View the changes to the landscape caused by the recent earthquake, return via the stunning Kaikoura Seaward Ranges, flights customised to length and locations of your choice.

Category ** FLIGHT TRAINING **

**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** From $2,500, full time for 2 weeks
- Full briefings/approx 17 lessons
- Log Book
- 20 flights
- First Solo
- Solo Certificate

**PRIVATE PILOT** From $12,500 approx 3 months
- All briefings
- First solo
- Log Book
- All Lectures/6 Ground Exams
- Flight Test
- All landing fees at Kaikoura
- Approx 100 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.

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