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Come and say, 'Kia Ora!' to Kaikoura

Join us on a glorious scenic journey to New Zealand's seaside adventure capital!

Jump aboard the Kaikoura Express and we'll take you on a scenic journey direct to the heart of Kaikoura with optional free connections to the Dolphin Encounter, Albatross Tours and Whale Watch.

Run away and play for a day (or two) in Kaikoura with complimentary Christchurch pick ups.  Just 200 kilometres to the North, Kaikoura is a historic seaside settlement famous for wildlife, culture and great food!

Check out the native New Zealand fur seals, the rough rugged and wild coastline, a dolphin or whale watch tour, check out the spectacular Albataross or just cruise at your own pace. 

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Departure Times

(October - April)

  • From Christchurch 8.30am every day
  • From Kaikoura 4.30pm every day

 Fare Details

  • Adult: $70 return, $40 one way
  • Child (under 18 years): $60 return, $35 one way


Kaikoura Express Whale and Dolphin tour packages available.

More information and bookings


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