Toitū te marae a Tane-Mahuta, Toitū te marae a Tangaroa, Toitū te tangata. If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.
A flight from FLOCKHILL takes you over mountains, forestry, and wineries to the east coast of the South Island. Māori myth tells of how Aotearoa was fished from the ocean by Māui. A story that communicates how important it is to be guardians of the sea. New Zealand being a number of islands surrounded by ocean has taken on this guardianship by creating marine reserves providing an abundance and diversity of fish.
The Hikurangi marine reserve in Kaikoura is an exceptional place to whale watch for Sperm whales, migrating Humpback, Blue and Fin whales, Southern Right and Orca.
Your return inland provides the opportunity to spot Dusky dolphins, Hector dolphins and basking Fur seals. From ocean to the Kaikoura ranges for a picnic with a view, overlooking the Kaikoura peninsula is an elevated treat. Your return to FLOCKHILL Homestead over braided rivers and the foothills of the Southern Alps enhances your expedition.