• Kaikōura Wonders of Nature

    Up close with Kaikōura’s famous Dusky Dolphins

Join us, and as a guest of Dolphin Encounter and EcoZip, experience two of Kaikōura’s ‘life-changing’ adventures.  In a special place where dreams can come true in a day, you will create moments of awe and connection that will stay with you forever. Head out dolphin watching* in purpose-built boats that allow for optimum viewing, then enjoy EcoZip’s dual zipline, farm exploration and native forest experience**.

Immerse yourself in our extraordinary marine environment; an ideal experience for wildlife lovers and unique adventure seekers. Embark on an unforgettable journey along the stunning Kaikōura coastline and encounter the Dusky Dolphins showcasing their acrobatic skills and innate curiosity in their natural habitat.  Dolphin Encounter’s expert guides will lead you on a captivating tour, providing fascinating insights into the lives of these intelligent creatures.

After your return to base, the journey continues – evolving into an unforgettable adventure with postcard views and adrenaline-fueled fun.  EcoZip’s two expert guides will get you geared-up ready to embark on ‘Moggy’ for a 4×4 exploration of the breathtaking Rakanui Station.

You will join a small and intimate group of no more than 12 guests for an exhilarating zipline and native forest experience. Soar over regenerative rolling farmland on five sensational ziplines, each ranging from 250m to 620m in length.

As your zipline adventure concludes, ‘Moggy’ will bring you back to the Kaikōura airfield where you will transfer to our shuttle for a scenic drive back to Kaikōura town.

Tour Info

Tour Duration: Approx 8 hours including 3 hour dolphin viewing.
Departure Times: Operates daily excluding Christmas Day. Multiple departure times daily.
Departure Point: EcoZip homebase at 11 West End, Kaikōura or Dolphin Encounter operating base at 96 Esplanade, Kaikōura.
  • Adult - Dolphin viewing: $274pp
  • Child - Dolphin viewing: $174pp
  • Adult - Dolphin swimming: $389pp
  • Child - Dolphin swimming: $314pp

Tour Details

  • A life-changing Kaikōura nature experience – with an immersive sea and land combo
  • Includes a 3-hour Dolphin watching tour by boat
  • Capture the spectacular acrobatic skills of Kaikōura’s famous Dusky Dolphins
  • Dolphin Encounter boats built with the customer in mind for optimum viewing
  • EcoZip’s small group, dual zipline adventure and native forest walk experience
  • Five, incredible ziplines with spectacular mountain and sea views
  • Unimog 4×4 river crossing and farm exploration
  • All transfers and transport from each operating base
  • No minimum number of guests

* The option to upgrade to swimming with the dolphins is subject to availability at time of request. If you request swimming and this option is fully booked, Dolphin Encounter can add you to their waiting list and hopefully swimming will become available closer to departure.  If swimming is not possible, then you can still enjoy the magical watching experience.

**the order of these activities can be changed and it’s entirely feasible for your party to zip first, and boat later, even on another day, by prior arrangement; just speak to our friendly team who will be happy to help.

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EcoZip Waiheke HQ

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

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