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SKYDIVE FRANZ - Franz Josef Glacier

Location: New Zealand

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)

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER GUIDES - Franz Josef, South Westland

Location: West Coast

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)

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)

BUSH & BEACH - Waitakere, Auckland

Location: Coromandel

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)

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)

SIBERIA WILDERNESS ADVENTURE - Makarora

Location: Wanaka

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)

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)

CHRISTCHURCH HELICOPTERS - Christchurch Airport

Location: Christchurch Airport

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)

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)

VOLCANIC AIR - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua - Rotorua City

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)

TAUPO'S FLOAT PLANE - Taupo

Location: Taupo

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)

NZONE SKYDIVE - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

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)

AIR MILFORD - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

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)

AERIUS HELICOPTERS - Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty - Whakaari White Island

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)

GLACIER COUNTRY, WEST COAST NZ - Official Visitor Guide

Location: West Coast

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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WANAKA FLIGHTSEEING - Wanaka

Location: Wanaka - Mt Aspiring

We offer a personalised Milford Sound flight from Wanaka that covers more alpine highlights en route than any other. Featuring Mount Aspiring and glaciers, the Sutherland Falls and a small personalised boat cruise. Other flight options include Mount Cook and glaciers or Mount Aspiring and glaciers. Everyone gets a window seat...(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)

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)

HAAST HELI - South Island

Location: West Coast

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)

TASMAN HELICOPTERS - Nelson

Location: Nelson

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)

ALPINE HELICOPTERS - Wanaka & Queenstown

Location: Otago

Alpine Helicopters offer guests a wide range of scenic heli-adventures, from half day excursions to Fiordland and the West Coast, to short flights around the region. Enjoy a gourmet mountaintop heli picnic, an exhilarating guided mountain bike journey through Wanaka’s most exciting terrain, or soak up the unforgettable scenery during a flight to Mt Aspiring National Park’s glaciers...(more)

BAY HELIWORK - Hastings

Location: Hawkes Bay - Napier

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)

WELLINGTON HELICOPTERS - Wellington

Location: Wellington

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)

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)

WINGS OVER WHALES - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury

While you are in New Zealand, head for Kaikoura and go whale watching - by aeroplane! It's the best way to see whales and mountains. During your 30-minute flight you will see the majestic sperm whale preparing for his next dive and up to 500 playful dolphins. You may also fly over Kaikoura Peninsula and see evidence of Maori fortifications...(more)

BALLOONING CANTERBURY - Darfield

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)

TEKAPO HELICOPTERS - Lake Tekapo

Location: Mt Cook and MacKenzie Country

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)

GARDEN CITY HELICOPTERS - Christchurch

Location: Wellington

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)

SOUTHERN LAKES HELISKI - Queenstown and Wanaka

Location: Wanaka - Wanaka Town

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)

SKYDIVE FOX GLACIER - Fox Glacier, Westland

Location: West Coast - Fox Glacier

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)

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)

THE HELICOPTER LINE - Mt Cook

Location: Mt Cook

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)

MOUNTAIN AIR - Ruapehu

Location: Taupo

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)

FLY DC3 NEW ZEALAND - Auckland

Location: Auckland Airport

The elegant 30-seat DC-3 provides a nostalgic way to fly. Every 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)

FOX AND FRANZ HELISERVICES - South Island

Location: West Coast

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)

AIR 2 THERE - Paraparaumu

Location: Nelson Airport

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)

THE HELICOPTER LINE - Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers

Location: West Coast - Fox Glacier

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)

TASMAN SKY ADVENTURES - Motueka

Location: Nelson - Golden Bay

Tasman Sky Adventures offer the highest tandem hang gliding flight in in the country. We can take you higher than anybody else — over 5,000 feet of adrenaline and breathtaking beauty. Alternatively take a microlight flight over the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park — the only place in New Zealand where you can experience the thrill of open air flight...(more)

THE HELICOPTER LINE - Twizel

Location: Canterbury - Twizel

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)

MILFORD HELICOPTERS - Fiordland

Location: Fiordland - Te Anau

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)

ASPIRING HELICOPTERS - Wanaka

Location: Mt Cook

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)

RAFTING NEW ZEALAND ADVENTURE CENTRE - Taupo

Location: Taupo

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)

HELIFORCE - Wellington

Location: Wellington - Wellington City

Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight and take in all of the stunning views that New Zealand has to offer from a fresh perspective. Heliforce is a New Zealand company and they market a fleet of helicopters in Palmerston North and Wellington and their primary focus is all about delivering the results with safety being foremost...(more)

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SIBERIA EXPERIENCE - Makarora, Wanaka

Location: Wanaka - Makarora

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)

AIR RANGITATA - Mid Canterbury

Location: Canterbury

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)

AIR SAFARIS AND SERVICES - Lake Tekapo

Location: Mt Cook

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)

STEWART ISLAND FLIGHTS - Invercargill

Location: Southland - Invercargill

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)

SOUNDS AIR - Taupo, Wellington, Nelson, Blenheim, Picton, Westport, and Napier

Location: Wellington Airport

Sounds Air links the North and South Islands between Wellington, Taupo Picton, Blenheim, Christchurch, Nelson, Westport and Napier. Locally owned and operated airline based at Picton Airport, in the heart of Marlborough. In addition to the scheduled services, also offering charter flights to any New Zealand destination...(more)

FLIGHT HAURAKI - Auckland

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

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)

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)

KAPITI HELIWORX - Wellington

Location: Kapiti Coast Airport

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)