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Select a region in New Zealand below to search for Scenic Flights in that area.
AucklandBay of PlentyCanterburyCanterbury - KaikouraChristchurchCoromandelFiordlandHawkes BayMarlboroughMt Cook and MacKenzie CountryNelson New Zealand  North IslandNorthlandQueenstownRotoruaRuapehu  South IslandSouthlandTaupoWaikatoWairarapaWanakaWellingtonWest Coast

FLYING KIWI PARASAIL - Paihia and Russell

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

New Zealand's highest and most experienced Parasailing at 1300ft of towline. Parasail over the beautiful Bay of Islands with Flying Kiwi Parasail. Enjoy breathtaking views in our Single, Tandem and Triple flights. Suitable for everyone as NO physical or age restrictions. Great fun for families, couples or bigger groups. No getting wet unless you want to. CELEBRATING 20 years...(more)

BUSH & BEACH - Waitakere, Auckland

Location: Coromandel - Hot Water Beach

Our day tours from Auckland transport you from the bustle of the city straight into the real New Zealand. Enjoy daily guided tours to the lush rainforest and black sand beaches of the rugged west coast, Coromandel Peninsula and untamed Great Barrier Island. This trip of a lifetime will create unforgettable memories of unique, wild, untamed New Zealand...(more)

AIR SAFARIS AND SERVICES - Franz Josef

Location: West Coast

Enjoy a stunning and unforgettable "Grand Traverse" scenic flight of the Mount Cook and Westland World Heritage Parks. Experience the alpine wonderland of New Zealand's highest mountains and largest glaciers on this amazing flightseeing experience. Departing hourly from Lake Tekapo, Glentanner Park and Franz Josef on modern, well equipped aircraft. Every seat is a window seat...(more)

SOUTHERN LAKES HELISKI - Queenstown and Wanaka

Location: Wanaka

With 30+ years in the industry, and 8,500sq km of terrain options between Queenstown and Wanaka, it's easy to choose Southern Lakes Heliski for your NZ heli-ski adventure. Catering for intermediate through to advanced/expert skiers/snowboarders our team of guides take you on a Heliski or heliboarding adventure of a lifetime. Guides, equipment, terrain fees, transfers and lunch are included...(more)

WINGS OVER WHALES - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury

The best way to experience Kaikoura's mighty Sperm whale, playful Dusky Dolphins, and majestic scenery is from above! Whale watching by aeroplane offers the unique perspective of viewing the entire whale as he breathes on the ocean’s surface. You will have your own window seat and the opportunity to clearly view and photograph Kaikoura’s marine wildlife during your 30-minute flight...(more)

SOUTHERN ALPS AIR - Wanaka

Location: Wanaka - Wanaka Town

The experienced pilots from Southern Alps Air provide scenic flights through New Zealand's most breathtaking landscapes. Areas you will see on our flights can include glaciers, National Parks, Mt Aspiring, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, Mt Cook, and Milford Sound. We provide a friendly and professional service on your chosen flight, so enjoy a personalized commentary and the uninterrupted views...(more)

SKYDIVE FRANZ - Franz Josef Glacier

Location: West Coast

Potentially the best skydiving experience available in the world with Skydive Franz. We use the world's most modern, safest and most comfortable tandem parachute systems available. Free fall though the sky and float gracefully to the ground - what better way to enjoy this wonderful place!..(more)

HAAST HELI - South Island

Location: West Coast - Haast

Haast Heli specializes in scenic flights over the stunning Haast World Heritage area, one of the top New Zealand attractions. We have local experienced hunting guides available and the area is famous for its trout fishing rivers. Modern fleet of three and four seat helicopters ensuring every passenger has stunning views...(more)

WAY TO GO HELISERVICES - Canterbury

Location: Canterbury

Way to Go Heliservices provide scenic helicopter tours of Christchurch and the Canterbury plains, allowing you to take in breathtaking scenery and see secluded beaches, pristine lakes and rivers, snow-clad mountains and untouched native forests. Also hunting and fishing trips and charters...(more)

THE HELICOPTER LINE - Mt Cook

Location: Mt Cook and MacKenzie Country

We offer breathtaking helicopter flights above the stunning glaciers, rising to the soaring peaks of the Southern Alps. Be amazed by the magnificent views of this pristine alpine environment. Traverse the Alps to view the mighty Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Experience what it feels like to stand in snow amongst the mountains...(more)

VOLCANIC AIR - Rotorua

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

We offer Rotorua's most comprehensive range of scenic flights with options for both Helicopter and Floatplane tours. Combined options include flights over the stunning lakes district, vibrant geothermal reserves and local volcanoes. Explore White Island, "New Zealand's only permanently active volcano" or fly over the eruption trail of Mount Tarawera "best seen from the air"...(more)

TASMAN HELICOPTERS - Nelson

Location: Marlborough

Tasman Helicopters pride themselves on ensuring yours is a trip to remember. Whether it's a flight to spectacular National Parks such as Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi, or a flight over Chetwood Forest, Lake Canaan Down or Harwoods hole. Explore the mystical environment and venture into the unknown...(more)

GARDEN CITY HELICOPTERS - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch Airport

Garden City Helicopters is one of NZ's most experienced helicopter companies, with bases in Christchurch, Greymouth and Nelson. A helicopter flight is the best way to see the most that Christchurch and Canterbury have to offer. Range of tours to suit your time or budget. Charter a flight for fishing trips, glacier skiing or to a luxury high country retreat...(more)

THE HELICOPTER LINE - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown Airport

Breathtaking helicopter flights let The Helicopter Line show you why the views are best from above! See the dramatic views and stunning beauty of Lake Wakatipu, the Queenstown region, The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Skippers Canyon, the Southern Alps and beyond. Venture into Milford Sound. Snow landings are our speciality...(more)

SOUNDS AIR - Taupo, Wellington, Nelson, Blenheim, Picton, Westport, Napier, Christchurch, Paraparaumu

Location: Marlborough - Picton

Based at Picton Airport, in the heart of Marlborough, Sounds Air links the North Island and South Island between Wellington, Paraparaumu, Taupo, Picton, Blenheim, Christchurch, Nelson, Westport and Napier. In addition to our scheduled services, we also offer charter flights to any New Zealand destination. We are a locally owned and operated airline...(more)

AERIUS HELICOPTERS - Tauranga

Location: Tauranga Airport

Our local regions offer New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery. Deep blue lakes surrounded by volcanic and geothermal backdrops to long sandy beaches. Walk in the crater of White Island, New Zealand's most active volcano, or drop into a vineyard for lunch. Range of scenic flights and experiences allowing you to discover the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel from above...(more)

ASPIRING HELICOPTERS - Wanaka

Location: South Island

Enjoy a bespoke style personalised helicopter experience exploring Mt Aspiring National Park or Fiordland with our knowledgeable local pilots. Set foot on an ancient glacier, relish a birds-eye view of Milford Sound, or take in the grandeur of Mt Aspiring and the Southern Alps surrounding Lake Wanaka on one of our scenic flights. Commercial and charter rates available...(more)

KIWI BALLOON COMPANY - Hamilton

Location: Waikato - Hamilton

Kiwi Balloon Company offers flights that take place daily from one of Hamilton's Lakes. The scenery and stillness will take your breath away! Fly over the city, farmlands and the mighty Waikato River in the only commercial balloon in the North Island. On a lovely clear day you can see the mountains of Ruapehu, Pirongia, Te Aroha, and Taranaki...(more)

AIR SAFARIS AND SERVICES - Lake Tekapo

Location: Canterbury - Lake Tekapo

Enjoy a stunning and unforgettable Grand Traverse scenic flight of the Mount Cook and Westland World Heritage Parks. Experience the alpine wonderland of New Zealand's highest mountains and largest glaciers on this amazing flightseeing experience. Departing hourly from Lake Tekapo, Glentanner Park and Franz Josef on modern, well equipped aircraft. Every seat is a window seat...(more)

AIR RANGITATA - Mid Canterbury

Location: Christchurch Airport

Scenic flights and charters from the heart of the South Island of New Zealand. We're ideally located in Mid Canterbury just north of Geraldine. We fly in our high wing Cessna 206 aircraft which can seat five passengers and provides fantastic viewing and photo opportunities. Airport transfers from Christchurch to Queenstown or anywhere in between. Safety is our highest priority...(more)

PACIFIC ISLAND AIR - Fiji

Location: Nadi

Pacific Island Air is a domestic airline based at Nadi Airport, offering helicopter, seaplane and Airplane transport around Fiji for all your resort and island transfers, scenic flights, charters, adventure packages and commercial..(more)

TAUPO'S FLOAT PLANE - Taupo

Location: Taupo - Taupo Town

Step aboard Taupo's float plane for a wonderful experience in one of New Zealand's most attractive regions. We offer a number of options and packages available for your complete enjoyment. We have a highly experienced flight crew for your comfort and total confidence. See the best of Taupo in a unique way...(more)

MOUNTAIN AIR - Ruapehu

Location: Ruapehu

Take a scenic flight and experience the breathtaking views over the dramatic landscape of New Zealand's oldest National Park and World Heritage Site - Tongariro National Park. View the live craters of Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu, and see the stunning lakes on the mountains, the Emerald Lakes, the Blue Lake and the Tama Lakes...(more)

WELLINGTON HELICOPTERS - Wellington

Location: Nelson

The harbour city is the southern gateway to the North Island and Wellington is set on the edge of the wild and rugged Cook Strait. There is no better way to enjoy all that the region has to offer than from the comfort, safety and unique vantage point of a Wellington Helicopters scenic flight...(more)

MILFORD HELICOPTERS - Fiordland

Location: Fiordland - Milford Sound

Milford Helicopters were formed in 1988 and are the only aviation firm based at Milford Sound. Our helicopter company undertakes all types of work including lifting, supply work, passenger transport for fishing and hunting trips, film and photography work. We are experienced pilots operating in a wonderful environment...(more)

MILFORD SOUND SCENIC FLIGHTS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown Airport

Milford Sound is one of the world's most scenic regions, no visit to Queenstown is complete without a trip there. Be amazed by the stunning beauty of mountain lakes and fiords, lush rain forest and snow capped peaks in Fiordland National Park. Offering the fly, scenic cruise, fly package, as well as a flight back to Queenstown from Milford Sound...(more)

NEW ZEALAND RIVERJET - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

New Zealand Riverjet offers the ultimate jet boating experience. We don't want to take you for a quick spin, we want to show you a unique glimpse into New Zealand's history and scenery. Our packages have been specifically designed to give you the best experience for your money. An exciting thrill ride taking in magnificent scenery...(more)

AIR MILFORD - Queenstown

Location: Mt Cook

Air Milford proudly operates the only brand new Cessna Caravan aircraft with leather seating, quiet air-conditioned comfort and great viewing for all passengers. It is one of the safest aircraft flying today. We offer eco-tours, aircraft charters, fishing, hunting and personalised tours. Flights to Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, the Southern Alps and Glaciers...(more)

SALT AIR LTD - Northland, New Zealand

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

We offer the choice of aeroplane or helicopter scenic flights around the maritime playground of the Bay of Islands, the renowned Cape Reinga area at the top of New Zealand and throughout the Far North region. Want your own itinerary and choice of locations? No worries, we can organise exclusive charters and helicopter VIP tours to suit your requirements...(more)

KAPITI HELIWORX - Wellington

Location: Wairarapa - Tararua District

Kapiti Heliworx offer scenic helicopter flights, transfers & commercial services for the Wellington region. If you have other locations for scenic flights in mind, please contact us. We have a range of adventures on offer, starting from $87 per person. Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight around Kapiti Coast, over to Kapiti Island, or up into the Tararuas...(more)

FLY DC3 NEW ZEALAND - Auckland

Location: Auckland

The elegant 30-seat DC-3 provides a nostalgic way to fly. Every Saturday and Sunday, the DC-3 is a familiar sight and sound in the skies above Auckland, operating scheduled 30-minute scenic flights from Ardmore Airfield. Both day and overnight charters are available Monday-Sunday. (Wine tours, air shows, concerts, sports and more). See our Web site for more detailed flight information...(more)

SIBERIA WILDERNESS ADVENTURE - Makarora

Location: West Coast

This amazing half-day wilderness experience combinines a spectacular helicopter flight, valley walk and jet boat ride. Enjoy aerial views of towering ice carved mountains and glaciers. Land in the remote Siberia Valley and take a relaxing three-hour walk on a well marked track. Rendezvous for a fast paced river jet safari through icy blue waters...(more)

TASMAN GLACIER HELI HIKE - Mt Cook

Location: Canterbury

The largest of several glaciers which flow south and east towards the Mackenzie Basin from the Southern Alps is Tasman Glacier. At 27 kilometres (17 mi) in length, Tasman Glacier is New Zealand’s longest glacier. Witness the beauty of the Tasman Glacier Lake and the stunning ice formations from the helicopter. Available Oct–April...(more)

FOX AND FRANZ HELISERVICES - South Island

Location: West Coast - Franz Josef Glacier

We specialise in year round snow landings and flight-seeing within National Parks. Based in Fox and Franz Josef Galcier. Experienced helicopter company providing visitors with diverse range of South Island scenic helicopter flights and private charters in some of most spectacular alpine and coastal regions of New Zealand. Operator of choice for hunters, climbers and ski-groups to access the backcountry...(more)

FLIGHT HAURAKI - Auckland, Waiheke Island, Great Barrier Island, Whitianga

Location: Coromandel

Auckland's Ultimate Sightseeing Adventure. Flight Hauraki is Auckland’s fixed wing scenic flight specialist. If you want to really see Auckland, there is no better way than by scenic flight. Our flights take in Auckland’s most scenic features, and we include amazing scenery that is almost impossible to see other than from the air...(more)

SIBERIA EXPERIENCE - Makarora, Wanaka

Location: Wanaka - Mt Aspiring

Fly 25mins - Walk 3hrs - Jetboat 30mins. A "Must-Do" NZ Wilderness Experience by Air, Land, and River in Mount Aspiring World Heritage National Park. View Glaciers, waterfalls and other gems amongst rugged and spectacular Southern Alps. Land amongst mountains in remote Siberia Valley. Walk the well-formed track to jetboat pickup for mountain river safari back to Makarora Village...(more)

STEWART ISLAND FLIGHTS - Invercargill

Location: Southland - Stewart Island

We offer daily regular scheduled flights from Invercargill to Stewart Island and are also available for private charters. We provide a minimum of three scheduled flights per day, however, the number of flights increases on demand. We offer a real depth of experience...(more)

VANUATU HELICOPTERS - Vanuatu

Location: Port Vila

Vanuatu Helicopters knows how to find the real Vanuatu. Modern helicopters, experienced pilots guarantee safe, memorable scenic flights in Vanuatu. Flight-seeing, leisurely champagne luncheon on secluded island, inspecting your property purchase, viewing active volcano, or flying into canyons, we do it all. Flights depart from the Seawall, Port Vila. Also based at International Airport for..(more)

SUNRISE BALLOONS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

Experience the magic of the Southern Lakes and the Southern Alps with Sunrise Balloons... float with the breeze and enjoy the amazing scenery and 360 degree views. With more than 18 years of ballooning history and summer and winter flights, Sunrise Balloons have the experience and knowledge to make your Queenstown hot air balloon trip truly memorable...(more)

THE HELICOPTER LINE - Twizel

Location: Canterbury

Land amongst the jewels of the Southern Alps on a majestic flight with The Helicopter Line. The dramatic mountains expose their rugged faces and snow clad spines. Take time out on top of the world enjoying an alpine landing! Descend beside the beautiful Lake Pukaki to complete a flight we promise you will not forget...(more)

GLACIER COUNTRY, WEST COAST NZ - Official Visitor Guide

Location: West Coast - Fox Glacier

Create your own unforgettable Glacier Country experience from the wealth of things to do in Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Okarito and the surrounding area. Offering active adventure, relaxation or family fun all against the backdrop of spectacular scenery, Glacier Country offers something for everyone. From the mountains to the sea, you won't want to miss any of it...(more)

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BALLOONING CANTERBURY - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

Welcome to Ballooning Canterbury. We offer a world of peace, tranquility, a truly magical experience. Ballooning Canterbury offers panoramic views across the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps. Allow 4-5 hours. Courtesy transfers to and from most Christchurch Hotels. Hands on adventure which offers fantastic photo opportunities. A glass of champagne, fruit juice and a light snack after landing...(more)

BAY HELIWORK - Hastings

Location: Hawkes Bay

Bay Heliwork provide helicopter flights in the Hawke's Bay region. With us, you can enjoy the picturesque Hawke's Bay coastline or a helicopter ride over the stunning Kaweka and Kaimanawa Ranges, around Mt Ruapehu and Tongariro National Park. Pick ups available from Napier Airport, our base in Hastings, or a heli-friendly location that suits your needs. Heli Fishing...(more)

RAFTING NEW ZEALAND ADVENTURE CENTRE - Taupo

Location: Taupo - Taupo Town

Our 6D Adventure Cinema showcases the adventures and environment of the Central North Island. We have carefully selected New Zealand's best adventure providers saving you time and hassle. Our staff have experienced activities we sell so can help you choose activities that will best suit your budget & expectations. Friendly adventure information, bookings & 6D Adventure Cinema...(more)

REAL JOURNEYS - Milford Sound

Location: Southland

Real Journeys is a locally owned company offering an outstanding range of tours in Milford Sound. Both day and overnight cruises that explore this magnificent fiord. Luxury coach transfers from Queenstown and Te Anau and flight connections to and from Milford Sound and Queenstown...(more)

TEKAPO HELICOPTERS - Lake Tekapo

Location: Mt Cook

Tekapo Helicopters operate in the stunning Mount Cook region, one of New Zealand's top attractions. Specialising in scenic flights over spectacular alpine scenery including Fox Glacier and Franz Joseph Glaciers. Standard tours with a choice of five different paths from the Mackenzie Basin into Mount Cook region and the West Coast glaciers. Experienced pilots provide commentary and a mountain-top landing...(more)

SKYDIVE FOX GLACIER - Fox Glacier, Westland

Location: West Coast

Skydive Fox Glacier has been voted the 2nd most scenic skydive in the world by Lonely Planet. Our leisurely flight to altitude will take you over the stunning Fox Glacier and up close to magnificent Aoraki/Mount Cook - showing you some of the best scenery on offer in New Zealand...(more)

BAY OF ISLANDS PARASAIL - Northland

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands Parasail is owned and operated by two local families who have lived in the Bay of Islands for many years. We're passionate about the Bay of Islands, and we love sharing this special place with visitors from around the world. We have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the tourism and marine industries...(more)

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER GUIDES - Franz Josef, South Westland

Location: West Coast - Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier Guides is an internationally unique guiding operation that takes pride in providing the most incredible glacier experience. The skill and experience of their professional guides, combined with crampons, allow you to travel comfortably through some of the most majestic and challenging landscapes imaginable...(more)

THE HELICOPTER LINE - Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers

Location: West Coast

The best way to experience the dramatic glacier terrain of the West Coast is a scenic flight. The Helicopter Line provides both scenic flights and the Franz Josef Heli Hike. The Heli Hike discovers up close the phenomenon of glaciers. Combine two awesome scenic helicopter flights with a unique guided walk...(more)

CHRISTCHURCH HELICOPTERS - Christchurch Airport

Location: Christchurch

Christchurch Helicopters will help you do something adventurous as you look for a new experience. Fly with us for beautiful 360° views of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula, arrive in style at a winery and indulge in a delicious lunch, or land on top of a snowy mountain peak. With so many possibilities we have something for everyone...(more)

AIR 2 THERE - Paraparaumu, Blenheim and Nelson

Location: Wellington

air2there.com is a regional air service for Central New Zealand. Fly from one of their bases, Paraparaumu, Nelson and Blenheim Airports. Dedicated to providing a fast and affordable regional service. Charter services are available to most airports throughout New Zealand. Our aircraft fleet includes the 14 seat Jetprop Grand Caravan. air2there operates additional charter aircraft for New Zealand wide charters...(more)

NZONE SKYDIVE - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

It takes a special kind of person to jump from an aircraft into thin air. It takes courage. You step out that aircraft door and for 60 seconds free fall towards the ground at 200 kilometres per hour over the most scenic destination in the world. The personal challenge is immense. Operating for 23 years with over 200,000 customers...(more)