Top 'n' Tail

Experience the flight of a lifetime. The sights and uniqueness of the Top 'n' Tail flight is simply unbeatable. Explore the many natural wonders of Kaikoura all in one flight.

You will be amazed by the unmatched vantage point, as you watch these graceful masters of the deep from above.

To complete the ultimate whale watching experience, we climb high above the Kaikoura Peninsula, across the rugged coast, lush green farmlands, and mountain rivers to get in amongst the sheer beauty of New Zealand’s fastest growing mountain range – the Kaikoura Seaward Ranges.

As we track up the southwest side of Mt Fyffe, you will encounter dramatic views and photo opportunity of the snow capped peaks that tower above you. We will touch down at 5200ft on the Summit of Mt Fyffe. As you wander around, breathe the fresh air and soak up 360 degrees of mind blowing, panoramic views of this unique and special place - where the mountains meet the sea.

We welcome families with small children, the elderly, the disabled and those who may suffer from seasickness. From the comfort of our helicopter, you will enjoy whale watching at its best.

The Top 'n' Tail flight is subject to weather conditions.

Please bring sturdy enclosed shoes and a warm jacket for your alpine landing.

Trip duration:

60 minutes including alpine landing


Please contact us for pricing.
We recommend booking in advance if you wish to fly with others.

Aerial view route map - Click to enlarge