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Best Heli Ride in NZ!

Thursday 4th Oct 2018

NZ's Number 1 Travel Blogger and @GoPro Content Creator #Barekiwi Kyle Mulinder captures another stunning image shared o...

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Kaikoura Hop 2018 - Cars & Helicopters!

Thursday 20th Sep 2018

The Kaikoura Hop celebrates all that is great about cars, cruising, music, fashion, food, fun and helicopters! South Pac...

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Sculpture Takes Flight

Thursday 13th Sep 2018

"The Gold Deer" created by local talented sculptor Ben Foster - "My works are a culmination of the natural and the manma...

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Whales!

Tuesday 7th Aug 2018

There’s no hiding it –here at South Pacific Whale Watchwe love whales!And to give you something a bit different, here’s ...

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KiwiRail Announces Return of Passenger Train on track for summer!

Monday 6th Aug 2018

01 August 2018 8:08AM - Kiwirail KiwiRail’s iconic Coastal Pacific scenic journey will roll again between Picton and C...

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Kaikoura’s Ultimate Helicopter Experiences

Monday 16th Jul 2018

At South Pacific Whale Watch, we cater for all holiday-makers with amazing helicopter experiences which take you out to ...

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Telling the South Pacific Story | South Pacific Whale Watch

Wednesday 27th Jun 2018

South Pacific Whale Watch was started in 2016 by experienced helicopter pilot Daniel Stevenson along with his wife Moniq...

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Trees for Travellers | South Pacific Whale Watch

Tuesday 26th Jun 2018

Here at South Pacific Whale Watch, we are proud to say that we are committed to environmental responsibility, and want t...

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Tuesday 5th Jun 2018

“To really evolve the business and market ourselves to the world it was essential that we joined Qualmark. Despite havin...

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South Pacific Helicopters NZ - NEW OWNERS of Wings Over Whales NZ Ltd!

Tuesday 29th May 2018

South Pacific Helicopters NZ confirmed NEW Owners of 'Wings Over Whales NZ Ltd'!We are so excited about the next chapter...

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Friday 25th May 2018

In the wake of the quakes in 2010 and 2011, Christchurch is a resilient city that was always going to rise to greatness ...

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Thursday 24th May 2018

All Maori iwi (tribes) across Aotearoa (New Zealand) have a strong cultural connections to whales. Some tribes see whale...

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Wednesday 23rd May 2018

 Tick whale watching off your bucket list!When you think about the things you must do before you die, you tend to think ...

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Tuesday 1st May 2018

In Tune with the Whales: Our Green InitiativesWith serious threats being faced by global warming and a dearth of natural...

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Thursday 8th Mar 2018

trees for travellers - (local GREEN Initiative) Join us, buy a native New Zealand tree, which are planted on a local Kai...

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New Zealand Tourism Guide - 'Top Tourism Site Award'

Monday 19th Feb 2018

THIS WEEK'S WINNER19-02-2018 - South Pacific Whale Watch We are overwhelmed and grateful to be selected as this weeks wi...

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EPIC Whale Sightings!

Wednesday 7th Feb 2018

Epic Whale Sightings': Blue Whales, a Fin Whale, Humpback Whales and our resident Sperm Whales! Here's a beautiful pictu...

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Be Safe, Plan Ahead - CHECK Road Conditions for SH1 along Kaikoura Coast

Tuesday 19th Dec 2017

Travellers need to be aware that two areas of the SH1 route, both north and south of Kaikoura, are vulnerable in severe ...

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Helicopter Safety

Thursday 30th Nov 2017

Daniel Stevenson, from Kaikoura-based South Pacific Helicopters, has chosen to go beyond minimum compliance levels a...

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SH1 will open north of Kaikoura on 15 December 2017

Saturday 4th Nov 2017

Good news! Ongoing repair work of State Highway 1 north of Kaikoura through to Blenheim means the road will be open in t...

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America's Cup Kaikoura Visit

Sunday 22nd Oct 2017

South Pacific Helicopters had the privilege of flying the prestigious America's Cup into Kaikoura on 14 October 2017, du...

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KiwiRail resumes Kaikoura coastal route

Wednesday 20th Sep 2017

Last Friday hundreds of people welcomed the first train to pass through Kaikoura since the November's 7.8-magnitude eart...

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Working on Kaikoura's Ohau Point post-earthquake

Tuesday 25th Jul 2017

The road below Ohau Point is still buried since the 7.8 earthquake in November 2016, when more than 100,000 cubic metres...

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New office opening Summer 2017

Friday 21st Jul 2017

The new South Pacific Whale Watch by South Pacific Helicopters booking office will be opening at 72 West End in Kaikoura...

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Perfect Day for Whale Watching in Kaikoura

Wednesday 19th Oct 2016

Today was a magic day in the whale watching capital of New Zealand, Kaikoura. We were fortunate enough to be able to tak...

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Kaikoura - An amazing part of the world

Sunday 16th Oct 2016

South Pacific Helicopters had the pleasure of being asked to drop in on a stag party who were having a clay bird shoot w...

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More to us than whale watching

Thursday 13th Oct 2016

Today we were pleased to help the Marlborough Kaikoura Rural Fire Authority to upgrade their weather stations in the bea...

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Overlooking Kaikoura

Sunday 2nd Oct 2016

Summer is on its way here in New Zealand, so we are looking forward to a busy whale watching season ahead. Over the week...

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