Orca and calf spotted near Island Bay in Wellington
An orca and its calf provided an unexpected highlight for a Wellington woman's sightseeing tour on Thursday.
The woman was showing a friend around the city on Thursday afternoon when she spotted the killer whales in calm waters off Island Bay.
The mother and calf were seen resting before continuing their journey south via Owhiro Bay.
Orcas are often seen in spring, when newborns are fit to travel.