Whale Watch Kaikoura special offer to members

April 5, 2021 8:01 pm

RTANZ is delighted to have secured generous support from Whale Watch Kaikoura in the form of vouchers and special discounts for members. 

Whale Watch will provide vouchers to auction off at the 31st RTANZ South Island Seminar, to be held at the Mackenzie Country Hotel, in Twizel, on June 26; and at the RTANZ North Island Seminar, to be held at the Wairakei Resort, Taupo, on August 28.

Prizes comprise two family vouchers (for two adults and two children) valued at $420 each. Proceeds from the auction will help raise funds for the Life Education Trust for a new truck.

RTANZ Senior Industry Advisor John Bond says The Road Transport Association supports the Life Education Trust and the work they do with children, promoting health using “Harold the Giraffe”.

Whale Watch Kaikoura offers a thrilling experience of a lifetime to see these amazing marine mammals up close.

“We are looking at raising funds, by initiating a Dutch auction at both seminars, to raise money for a second-hand tractor unit to tow their classrooms to their schools within the Canterbury, Marlborough, and Nelson regions.”

Whale Watch is also offering a 50 per cent discount package to RTANZ members and their staff and families. 

The discounts give members the opportunity to be part of the Kiwi Whale Watchers Club and are valid until October 31, 2022. There is no restriction on the number of tours travelled during the special period, and there is also a 20 per cent discount off any purchases over $20 at the Whale Watch Gift Shop. (Conditions apply.)

John Bond says he is thrilled with Whale Watch’s generous offer. “Throughout both the earthquake and the COVID-19 lockdown periods, our industry drivers were able to continue working, as ongoing service providers.

“We were able to maintain our driving staff but like most businesses, they were still subjected to the stresses many other were subjected to, throughout this period.

“The association realises that, these members need to take sound breaks and holidays and with the borders still closed to travel, we want to promote our tourist entities within New Zealand. 

“The need for our members to take a break, and to enjoy what we have here is this country, is not only vital for our businesses and our members’ wellbeing, but also vital in looking after our tourist entities, who many people rely on.”

  • To take advantage of the Whale Watch special offer, email inquiries to [email protected] with “Kaikoura Whale Watch” in the subject field.