Canterbury - Kaikōura

Christchurch (Ōtautahi) offers visitors one of the world’s most unique destinations.  Urban regeneration, creativity and innovation flow through the city with new restaurants & bars, street art and inspirational transitional projects, all the while staying true to its heritage and traditional English feel. Kaikōura boasts an astonishing variety of marine life including whales, dolphins, seals and albatross, and provides an unforgettable location to experience eco-tourism at its best. Kaikōura has a rich Māori and European history prevalent throughout the region. Find out more at kaikoura.co.nz and christchurchnz.com

Major Centres: 

Christchurch
Kaikōura
Timaru

Airports: 

Christchurch International and Domestic Airport
Timaru Domestic Airport

Māori Tours Kaikoura

0800 866 267

We offer meaningful experiences specially designed to give you insight and understanding of Māori people, our way of life and spiritual connections to the natural world. Our half day tour offers a combination of laughter, learning and storytelling with hands on activities and a bushwalk to discover traditional uses of trees and plants as food and medicine. Come 'Stand in the Heart of the Day' with us as we share with you more than 800 years of unbroken family history and tradition in Kaikoura.

Te Ana Māori Rock Art Centre & Tours

+64 3 684 9141

Te Ana is focused on the ancient Maori rock drawing sites and rich tribal history of the Aoraki region. Established by Ngai Tahu, the largest Māori tribe in the South Island, this innovative not-for-profit venture has conservation at its heart with 100% of the profit returned to the protection of the rock art sites. Hosted by local Ngai Tahu guides, visitors explore the rock drawings through hosted experiences at the new Rock Art Centre in Timaru, and on guided tours to the region’s most iconic Māori rock art sites.

Whale Watch is New Zealand's only vessel-based whale watching company offering vistors an exciting up-close encounter with the worlds largest toothed predator, the Giant Sperm Whale, in their natural enviroment at all times of the year. Whale Watch scheduled tours operate daily. Our 95% success rate means we guarantee an 80% refund if your tour does not see a whale. Whale Watch Tours are extremely popular so we recommend booking early.

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