Spend the day getting close to nature on a whale-watching day trip to Kaikoura, renowned for its variety of marine mammals.
You’ll enjoy a scenic drive through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury, go on a whale-watching boat tour from Kaikoura, visit a seal colony and complete the day with a wine tasting at a local vineyard.
On your whale-watching cruise from beautiful Kaikoura, where the mountains meet the sea, you might spot giant sperm whales, acrobatic dusky dolphins, seals and royal albatross.
After lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll visit a seal colony to view fur seals at close quarters. On your return journey to Christchurch you’ll stop at a North Canterbury vineyard where a wine tasting has been arranged for your pleasure.
Christchurch, New Zealand