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Air and Scenic flights

Find the best scenic flights and air attractions to do throughout New Zealand with helicopter rides, small plane scenic flights, air tours, adventure flights, hot air balloons and more! With See and Do NZ, there are a number of fun and adventurous things to do with friends and family!

 

Air and Scenic flights activities to See and Do in New Zealand

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Bay of Many Coves Heli-lunch

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Fly to the Marlborough Sounds to Bay of Many Coves Resort. Discover world-class ......

Queenstown to Tekapo One Way Tour, Via Mt Cook

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Queenstown to Tekapo via Mt Cook, this small group, fully-guided tour combines t ......

Nomad Safaris combos - Dart River Jet I Shotover Jet I Earnslaw Burn Heli-Hobbit

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Milford Sound Fly/Nature Cruise/Fly

Milford Sound Fly/Nat...

Milford Sound is an area of extraordinary beauty. It offers a majestic fiord, dr ......

Skydive Auckland

Activity LocationWest Auckland, Auckland

Ready to throw yourself out of a perfectly good plane? Skydive from up to 18,000ft, the highest skydive in New Zealan ...

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NZ $345.00 Book Now

Methven- Mt Hutt Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flights

Activity LocationChristchurch, Canterbury

Adventure Balloons NZ is a renowned hot air ballooning company offering exhilarating and picturesque balloon flights ove ...

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NZ $380 Book Now

Queenstown Essential

Activity LocationQueenstown

Cecil Peak, Moonlight Creek, Shotover River, Skippers Canyon… we’re serving up all the crowd favourites with this sp ...

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NZ $560 Book Now

Mt Earnslaw Glacier

Activity LocationQueenstown

Discover Middle Earth on our flagship flight as we soar over a remote high-country station towards towering Mt Earnslaw. ...

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Heli-Picnic for up to 6 people in a private helicopter at a remote Alpine Lake

Activity LocationAbel Tasman

Enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic at a hidden alpine lake. Fly north from our base at Nelson Airport, over the Abel Tasm ...

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NZ $4095.00 Book Now

Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly Ex Wanaka

Activity LocationWanaka

You won't believe your eyes when you Fly from Wanaka across the Southern Alps to Milford Sound. All passengers enjoy exc ...

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Milford Sound Heli-Cruise-Heli

Activity LocationQueenstown

You’ll want your camera for this one. Rainforests, steep valleys and mountain lakes fill the windows. The scenery gets ...

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Flight option 1 - Fox Glacier incl. snow landing (allow 20 minutes - departs Fox Glacier)

Activity LocationFox Glacier, West Coast

Explore the Fox Glacier to 6,000ft and land on the snow with exceptional views of New Zealand's Southern Alps (allow 20 ...

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Abel Tasman Experience with helicopter landing at Awaroa Beach for up to 6 people

Activity LocationNelson

One of our most popular helicopter tours - and for very good reasons! From our convenient base at Nelson Airport, board ...

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NZ $3125.00 Book Now

Domestic Air Travel

Activity LocationGisborne

Domestic, regional air travel throughout the upper North Island, including Great Barrier Island.

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NZ $180.00 Book Now

Mount Tarawera / Orakei Korako 'Thermal Explorer' Dual Landing

Activity LocationRotorua

From above Mount Tarawera impressive views include vast volcanic rifts, distant national parks and our treasured lakes. ...

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NZ $710.00 Book Now

Mount Tarawera Volcanic Landing - Eruption Trail Tour And Landing

Activity LocationRotorua

Fly to and land on the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory. Standing on Mount Tarawera offers ...

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NZ $590.00 Book Now

Christchurch City Scenic Helicopter Flight

Activity LocationChristchurch, Canterbury

A 20 minute flight over Christchurch City the picturesque harbour of Lyttelton and stunning bays is the ultimate scenic ...

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NZ $315.00 Book Now

Nomad Safaris - Queenstown

Activity LocationQueenstown

Experience New Zealand’s most spectacular quad bike rides, off road 4WD adventures, guided walks for all abilities inc ...

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NZ $225.00 Book Now

Flight option 1 - Franz Josef Glacier incl. snow landing (allow 20 minutes - departs Franz Josef)

Activity LocationFranz Josef, West Coast

Explore the Franz Josef Glacier to 6,000ft and land on the snow with exceptional views of New Zealand's Southern Alps (a ...

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Sutherland Falls Scenic Flight - Milford Helicopters

Activity LocationMilford Sound, Fiordland

Special Features: Sights of the iconic scenic views Milford Sound is known for. Aerial views of the Milford Track and ...

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Ultimate Discovery - 45-minute Three-Glacier Flight

Activity LocationFranz Josef, West Coast

About If you're seeking to experience the real West Coast, we would love for you to join us on a helicopter flight to s ...

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NZ $575.00 Book Now

Parasailing

Activity LocationWanaka

Fly high above the beautiful Lake Wanaka with Wanaka Parasailing on either a single, or a tandem flight. This is one ...

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NZ $150.00 Book Now

Glacier Explorer - 25minute Franz Josef Flight

Activity LocationFranz Josef, West Coast

This 25-minute flight includes Franz Josef Glacier Southern Alps Mt Ellie de Beaumount An included 10-minute snow ...

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NZ $325.00 Book Now

Milford Sound Landing

Activity LocationQueenstown

Experience the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' by air. Fly over the magnificent fiord, carved by ancient glaciers, famous f ...

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Floatplane Crater Lakes Flight Plus Hotpools

Activity LocationRotorua

Enjoy spectacular views of our hidden lakes district, distant volcanoes and local geothermal activity. Landing on the la ...

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NZ $475.00 Book Now

Scenic Trial Flight

Activity LocationWanaka

A scenic trial flight is a short 20min, 30min, or 1 hour flight in a small aircraft with an experienced instructor at yo ...

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NZ $338.00 Book Now

Milford Sound Fly Cruise Fly

Activity LocationMilford Sound, Fiordland

Take off from Queenstown, and fly above the rugged backcountry of Lake Wakatipu and Central Otago, before heading westwa ...

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NZ $645.00 Book Now

Milford Sound Flyover

Activity LocationQueenstown

Experience the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' by air. Fly over the magnificent fiord, carved by ancient glaciers, famous f ...

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NZ $780 Book Now

Milford Sound Scenic Flight

Activity LocationMilford Sound, Fiordland

Experience magnificent Milford Sound by air.

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NZ $545.00 Book Now

Premium Milford Sound Tour Including Cruise, Lunch & Return Flight

Activity LocationQueenstown

Our small group, fully-guided day trip combines the amazing journey to Milford Sound with a boutique Milford Sound Cruis ...

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NZ $725.00 Book Now

Mount Tarawera / Orakei Korako 'Thermal Explorer' Dual Landing Floatplane

Activity LocationRotorua

Combine the thrill of landing on Mount Tarawera with a flight that includes spectacular aerial views of our stunning cra ...

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NZ $1325.00 Book Now

Milford Sound Heli-Cruise-Heli

Activity LocationQueenstown

The ultimate way to experience Milford Sound and Fiordland. Enjoy spectacular aerial views as we fly from Glenorchy to M ...

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The Siberia Experience

Activity LocationWanaka

Experience NZ’s best half day New Zealand wilderness adventure with Southern Alps Air. Fly, Walk, and Jet boat amongs ...

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NZ $520 Book Now

White Island/ Mount Tarawera 'Volcanic Extremes' Floatplane Adventure

Activity LocationRotorua

Fly over New Zealand’s only permanently active offshore volcano, White Island and enjoy amazing aerial views of the is ...

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NZ $965.00 Book Now

Parasailing in the Bay of Islands

Activity LocationBay Of Islands, Northland

New Zealand's highest parasailing at 1300ft over the stunning Bay of Islands. We offer Single, Tandem and Triple fligh ...

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NZ $115 Book Now

Discover Doubtful Sound - Te Anau Helicopters

Activity LocationManapouri, Fiordland

This helicopter flight takes you over the Fiordland National Park to Doubtful Sound.

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Milford Sound, Southern Alps and Fiordland National Park Heli Flight

Activity LocationQueenstown

Discover the enormity of the Southern Alps and Fiordland National Park.

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NZ $1095.00 Book Now

Fiordland's Finest

Activity LocationQueenstown

Beat the crowds with our signature flight that includes Milford Sound, Lake Quill, Mt Tutoko, Skippers Canyon and our ex ...

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Christchurch to Queenstown One Way Tour, Via Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo

Activity LocationChristchurch, Canterbury

Christchurch To Queenstown via Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo. This one-way, small group, fully guided day trip combines all ...

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NZ $370.00 Book Now

Earnslaw Burn Heli-Hike

Activity LocationQueenstown

The Earnslaw Burn with its hanging glacier and cascading waterfalls really is New Zealand’s best-kept secret, and our ...

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PRIVATE - Middle Earth Waterfalls Heli hike (Exclusive location)

Activity LocationQueenstown

Explore exclusive locations by foot after you arrive in style and luxury.Your once in a lifetime adventure begins as we ...

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NZ $5200.00 Book Now

Mount Tarawera/Waimangu Volcanic Valley Plus Hotpools

Activity LocationRotorua

Fly over the site of the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory, Mount Tarawera, and gain an appreciation of ...

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NZ $595.00 Book Now

Milford Sound Heli-Cruise-Heli + Earnslaw Burn

Activity LocationQueenstown

The ultimate Milford Sound Heli-Cruise-Heli experience: heli flight, Milford boat cruise, a picnic lunch and a landing i ...

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NZ $1685 Book Now

Skydive in the Bay of Islands

Activity LocationPaihia, Northland

Blue skies, blue waters, golden sands and sunshine is what we’re all about. Oh, and we LOVE skydiving! The thrill, the ...

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NZ $299.00 Book Now

Scenic Flights - Southern Lakes Helicopters

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

When a place is so special it’s been awarded World Heritage status, seeing it from the air is an absolute Must-Do. Fro ...

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NZ $335.00 Book Now

Central Otago Heli Gold Wine Tour

Activity LocationQueenstown

Enjoy an all-day tour of Central Otago’s stunning vineyards by Helicopter and Jeep Wrangler. Life is all about the ...

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NZ $3200.00 Book Now

The Grand Circle

Activity LocationQueenstown

Discover the beauty of Queenstown from above!

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NZ $425.00 Book Now

Wharekauhau Heli Lunch

Activity LocationWellington City, Wellington

Wellington Scenic helicopter flight to Wharekaukau Country Estate to enjoy a complementary glass of wine on arrival foll ...

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NZ $755.00 Book Now

Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly

Activity LocationQueenstown

Our most popular scenic flight option, this package lets you experience the sheer scale and staggering beauty of the sou ...

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NZ $645.00 Book Now

Wild North West Mountain to Sea by private helicopter

Activity LocationNelson

A flight of a lifetime covering the north-western tip of the South Island - two National Parks, an alpine lake, a remote ...

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NZ $7405.00 Book Now

Pilot Choice - 35-minute Twin Glacier Flight

Activity LocationFranz Josef, West Coast

About If you're seeking to experience the real West Coast, we would love for you to join us on a helicopter flight to s ...

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NZ $425.00 Book Now

Remarkables Scenic

Activity LocationQueenstown

Queenstown looks much different from up here. Enjoy the drama of Lake Whakatipu and the surrounding mountains from a lan ...

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NZ $290 Book Now

Grand Tour Scenic Helicopter Flight - Milford Helicopters

Activity LocationMilford Sound, Fiordland

Special Features: Sights of the iconic scenic views Milford Sound is known for. Tutoko Glacier, Mitre Peak and Lake Q ...

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NZ $895 Book Now

Southern Glacier Experience

Activity LocationQueenstown

Awe-inspiring views of the Southern Alps and Mount Aspiring National Park on a premier 50 minute trip.

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NZ $725.00 Book Now

Mount Tarawera Volcanic Adventure

Activity LocationRotorua

Combine the thrill of landing on Mount Tarawera with a flight that includes spectacular aerial views of our stunning cr ...

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NZ $895.00 Book Now

Mt Ruapehu Vista

Activity LocationTaupo

Flightseeing at its best! Discover NZ’s most scenic & spectacular vistas. Enjoy a unique flightseeing experience ...

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NZ $632.50 Book Now

Snow Landing

Activity LocationQueenstown

Enjoy a very cool experience with our epic snow landing over Queenstown. Pack your coat and your camera for a truly elev ...

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NZ $410 Book Now

Earnslaw Burn Picnic

Activity LocationQueenstown

A picnic like no other: Mt Earnslaw Glacier towers above you, the air tastes crisp and fresh, the sun sparkles off the w ...

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Fly Six Glacier Tour

Activity LocationHokitika, West Coast

Fly up the Whitcombe Valley into the Southern Alps to view Six different Glaciers directly inland of Hokitika. Visit ...

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NZ $500.00 Book Now

PRIVATE - Milford Sound Scenic Overhead Heli trip with Middle Earth Waterfalls Heli Hike and Lunch

Activity LocationQueenstown

Your scenic flight will take you above rainforest-covered valleys, past spectacular alpine lakes and mountain ranges, wi ...

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NZ $9750.00 Book Now

Earnslaw Burn Express

Activity LocationQueenstown

Our most popular experience. The Earnslaw Burn boasts an incredible hanging glacier and cascading waterfalls. It's our f ...

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NZ $840 Book Now

Mt Cook Bus Tour & Heli Hike Combo from Queenstown

Activity LocationQueenstown

Our small group, fully-guided day trip combines all of the key highlights with a guided bus tour to Mt Cook, and an incr ...

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NZ $975.00 Book Now

Glacier Landing

Activity LocationQueenstown

Explore hidden alpine lakes and cascading waterfalls as we head deep into the rugged glacial landscapes of Mount Aspirin ...

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NZ $630 Book Now

Scenic Flights - Fiordland Helicopters

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

Fiordland Helicopters was formed in the mid-1980s. With hangars in both Te Anau and Orawia (just outside of Tuatapere), ...

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NZ $360.00 Book Now

Milford Sound Tour & Cruise with Picnic Lunch

Activity LocationMilford Sound, Fiordland

Milford Sound Tour & Cruise, this small group, fully-guided day trip combines the amazing return journey to Milford ...

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Hole in the Rock Helicopter Scenic Flight

Activity LocationBay Of Islands, Northland

The Bay of Islands offers some of the best coastal and island scenery in New Zealand so this helicopter scenic flight of ...

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Milford, Lakes and Sutherland Falls

Activity LocationQueenstown

Experience the untouched paradise of Fiordland as we fly deep into the world-renowned national park. Enjoy breathtaking ...

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NZ $1220 Book Now

Shackleton Whiskey Endurance - 50-minute Glacier Flight

Activity LocationFranz Josef, West Coast

About Savor a complimentary sampling of the renowned Shackleton Whiskey, inspired by the very spirit of endurance that ...

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Hole in the Rock Helicopter Landing Experience

Activity LocationPaihia, Northland

For many years visitors have come to the Bay of Islands to venture through this top New Zealand icon the Hole in the Roc ...

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Heli-Fish Marlborough Sounds for up to 6 people in a private helicopter

Activity LocationNelson

Flying and fishing - the ultimate experience! Board your private helicopter from our base at Nelson Airport and be whisk ...

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NZ $8750.00 Book Now

Mt Cook Supreme - 60-minute Glacier Flight

Activity LocationFranz Josef, West Coast

About If you're seeking to experience the real West Coast, we would love for you to join us on a helicopter flight to s ...

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NZ $775.00 Book Now

Aoraki/ Mt Cook Scenic Flights

Activity LocationMt Cook, Canterbury

Based at Aoraki/Mt Cook airport Southern Lakes Helicopters offer spectacular scenic flights throughout the Aoraki/Mt Coo ...

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NZ $335.00 Book Now

West Coast Beaches and the Glaciers

Activity LocationQueenstown

Fly from towering mountains to rugged coast and experience the thrill of glacier flyover as we traverse the full length ...

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NZ $990 Book Now

Abel Tasman Experience with helicopter landing at Awaroa Beach for up to 3 people

Activity LocationAbel Tasman

Depart from our heli-base at Nelson Airport in a private helicopter for up to 3 people. Following the beautiful coastlin ...

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NZ $1440.00 Book Now

Glacier Galore Helicopter Flight with Landing - Milford Helicopters

Activity LocationMilford Sound, Fiordland

Climb out from Milford Sound Airport and up past Harrison's Cove, see sheer cliffs dwarf the surrounding rivers before a ...

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White Island/ Mount Tarawera 'Volcanic Extremes' Helicopter

Activity LocationRotorua

Experience “Volcanic Extremes” flying over the active crater of “Whakaari” White Island before landing on the n ...

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NZ $1770.00 Book Now

Milford Sound Explorer

Activity LocationQueenstown

If you are short on time but want to see all the beauty of Milford Sound and the Earnslaw Burn, then this is the trip fo ...

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Mitre Peak Scenic Helicopter Flight - Milford Helicopters

Activity LocationMilford Sound, Fiordland

Special Features: Sights of the iconic scenic views Milford Sound is known for. Stunning photo opportunities.

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Extended Whale Watch Flight - 40 Minutes

Activity LocationKaikoura, Canterbury

Take to the skies for a unique view on a whale-watching flight over Kaikoura. With a guaranteed window seat, all passeng ...

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Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound - Te Anau Helicopters

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

Special Features: Mountain peaks and waterfalls. Hidden alpine lakes. Aerial views of Lake Manapouri and the Manapo ...

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Tarawera Falls Volcanic Heli Hike

Activity LocationRotorua

From lofty volcanic heights, to a magical waterfall, this extraordinary day out showcases a variety of scenery not found ...

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NZ $1080.00 Book Now

Milford Sound Express

Activity LocationQueenstown

See Milford Sound from above with this scenic helicopter tour through Fiordland, which includes an alpine landing.

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Kaikōura Helicopters - Classic Whale Watch

Activity LocationKaikoura, Canterbury

Lift off from our beachfront helipad and within minutes you will be in the spectacular environment that plays host to on ...

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Earnslaw Burn Explorer

Activity LocationQueenstown

This incredible helicopter experience takes you to our exclusive landing site – the mighty Earnslaw Burn and one other ...

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NZ $990 Book Now

Mount Tarawera/Waimangu Thermal Valley – ‘Eruption Trail Tour’

Activity LocationRotorua

Departing our City Lakefront pier experience the thrill of a floatplane take off, before climbing above Mokoia Island on ...

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Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound Scenic Flight - Te Anau Helicopters

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

Special Features: Discover the most popular Fiord's in New Zealand - Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. ​ Endless pho ...

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Nelson is even more beautiful from a helicopter!

Activity LocationNelson

Grab the family or some friends for an awesome mountain adventure where you'll feel on top of the world! Fly over farml ...

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NZ $1875.00 Book Now

Alpine Snow Landing

Activity LocationQueenstown

Discover some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery by air before touching down for a snow landing on the Humboldt M ...

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NZ $330 Book Now

Dusky Sound Scenic Flight - Te Anau Helicopters

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

Special Features: Aerial mountain and lake views on the way to Dusky Sound. Breathe in the fresh Fiordland air during ...

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Pilot's Choice Queenstown Flight

Activity LocationQueenstown

Indulge in a bird's eye view of Queenstown and her surrounding mountains.

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Discover Milford Sound Helicopter Flight - Te Anau Helicopters

Activity LocationTe Anau, Fiordland

Special Features: Discover the most popular Fiord in New Zealand - Milford Sound. ​Aerial Views of Lake Te Anau, st ...

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Frequently Asked Questions about Air and Scenic flights Activities

1. Can you fly to Milford Sound?

There are many options to fly to Milford Sound. This helicopter tour includes a picnic and a landing at middle earth!

2. What is the best month to visit Queenstown?

Queenstown is beautiful in both summer and winter! In the summer, this amazing private helicopter tour to middle earth is amazing. In the winter, scenic flights are just as beautiful with glacier landings available!

3. How many days in Queenstown is enough?

Queenstown is a town that is very hard to get sick of! However, it should take around one week to explore most of it. Check out these scenic flights to make the most of your stay!

4. How many scenic flights are in New Zealand?

New Zeland is filled with scenic flights ranging from hot air balloons rides and parasailing, to helicopter tours with picnics!

5. What are the best scenic flights in the Bay of Islands?

The Bay of Islands is known for its amazing coastline, so any scenic flight you encounter will blow you away! Check out this scenic flight to the hole in the rock!

Air and Scenic Flights to See and Do in New Zealand


Adventure Activities throughout New Zealand

New Zealands unique landscape creates a beautiful view on scenic flights. In summer you can enjoy the rolling hills and exquisite coastline, and in winter you can explore and land on glaciers!

 
Air and Scenic Flights to See and Do in New Zealand

There are several exhilarating aerial adventures available in New Zealand. Booking a scenic flight or jump is the only way to properly experience the lovely New Zealand coastline and rolling hills. Discover all the spectacular flight options, including skydiving and flights to Stewart Island!

Although viewing New Zealand from above is a rewarding experience, there are plenty of other options if you're afraid of heights. From wine and cuisine tours that may include helicopters to cycle trails to diving, fishing, and other aquatic tours!

 

The best places for Air and Scenic Flights in New Zealand



If you're looking for adventure activities in winter, then there are great places to go in the North and the South Islands. This scenic flight above the Mt Ruapehu vistas is something you can't miss on a beautiful winter day. Abel Tasman and nelson are also filled with fantastic flights that will be beautiful in both summer and winter. Wanaka, Queenstown and Canterbury are havens for the best scenic flights in winter and glacier landings!

The best places for Air and Scenic Flights in New Zealand
 

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