• Kaikōura Luxury Sunrise

    The ultimate in adventure & style

Join us, and as a guest of South Pacific Helicopters and EcoZip, be the first to greet the new day in a unique, luxurious, private adventure.

In the half-light of pre-dawn, transfer to Kaikōura’s airfield, 15-minutes south of the township.  Following a quick check-in and safety briefing, take to the skies in South Pacific Helicopter’s EC130 Eurocopter. This spacious, high-end helicopter features a comfortable cabin and large windows, ideal for sightseeing.

After take-off, you’ll fly inland, over lakes, rivers and plains, toward the mountains of the Seaward Kaikōura Ranges, where you’ll land for a unique photo opportunity. Taking to the skies again, you’ll track down the coast towards EcoZip’s base at beautiful Rakanui Station, a working Kiwi hill farm. Along the way, look out for whales and dolphins in the broad, blue, sweep of South Bay.

Landing at Rakanui, you’ll meet your zipline guides who’ll supply the glasses and a bottle of local sparkling wine (or orange juice) so you toast the dawn. Next, in the quiet and solitude of the early morning, you’ll enjoy our zipline experience in your private group. As this is your exclusive tour, you set the pace, allowing you to enjoy the spectacular views as you walk between zipline decks, listening to birdsong and, in the gathering light, watching the Kaikōura peninsula come to life. At the end of our 5th zipline you’ll undertake a short walk beneath the canopy of native New Zealand forest, before boarding your vehicle for the return journey, back to the hustle and bustle of Kaikōura.  As a memento of your experience, we’ll plant 5 eco-sourced New Zealand native trees for each member of your party, creating a permanent bond between you and lovely Rakanui.

Tour Info

Tour Duration: Approx 4 hours including scenic flight with mountain landing.
Departure Times: Operates daily excluding Christmas Day. Departure time changes daily and with seasonality.
Departure Point: Kaikōura airfield or your Kaikōura accommodation by prior arrangement.
  • Adult (min 2 guests): $2250pp*
  • 3-4 Guests: $1650pp
  • 5-6 Guests: $1250pp

Tour Details

  • Luxury, private helicopter and zipline tour
  • Dawn departure by helicopter from Kaikōura airfield
  • 30-minute scenic flight with mountain landing
  • Flight along Kaikōura’s coastline, with a chance to view whales and dolphins
  • Landing at beautiful Rakanui Station, for pre-zip bubbly or orange juice
  • Private, pre-opening dual zipline adventure and native forest walk experience
  • Native forest and farm exploration
  • All transfers and transport
  • Minimum 2, max 6 guests

*Note: South Pacific Helicopters require a minimum of two participants to operate their scenic flight component of this tour.

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  • Wow, that’s an amazing day full of discovery and incredible native bush. Loved the zipline! You guys rock.

    Mike McVey Gisborne, NZ

  • We had not been on a zip wire before this trip. EcoZip staff were very welcoming and very professional.

    We were well prepared for the zip wires and our guides did a great job making sure we were all set before each run. The walk back to the centre with some information about the local flora and fauna was a great addition. We would thoroughly recommend EcoZip.

    Adam NZ

  • This was a terrific experience, I screamed all the way down all three zip lines. Would definitely recommend it. Brilliant, thank you.

    K Gibbons Manly, Australia

  • We had the best time ever! The instructors were very friendly and made sure that we were all safe.
    The zip lines all had spectacular views. Overall it was amazing!!

    Grace E Paihia, NZ

  • We had not been on a zip wire before this trip. EcoZip staff were very welcoming and very professional. We were well prepared for the zip wires and our guides did a great job making sure we were all set before each run. The walk back to the centre with some information about the local flora and fauna was a great addition. We would thoroughly recommend EcoZip.

    David Clarke Tutukaka, NZ

  • Great staff, fun, also enjoyed the short bush walk back up the hill afterwards. Good emphasis on safety.

    whattosay Wanaka, NZ

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