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TASMAN GLACIER HELI HIKE - Mt Cook

Location: Canterbury - Mt Cook

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)

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)

MURCHISON HELI TOURS

Location: Nelson - Murchison

Murchison Heli Tours offer a professional helicopter transport operation, specialising in scenic flights and charters, hunting/fishing drops, heli-biking/tramping, kayaking and rafting, commercial operations and flight training. Take a moment to explore the various scenic flights we offer. Fly with us across untouched New Zealand landscapes...(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)

BALLOONING CANTERBURY - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury - Darfield

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)

AIR AUCKLAND - Auckland, Waiheke Island, Great Barrier Island, Whitianga

Location: Auckland Airport

Auckland's Ultimate Sightseeing Adventure. Air Auckland 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)

THE HELICOPTER LINE - Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers

Location: West Coast - Franz Josef 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)

SKYDIVE TAUPO - Taupo

Location: Taupo - Taupo Town

Check out both coasts of New Zealand from as high as 18,500 feet and experience Lake Taupo at 200 kilometres per hour! Amazing views of the lake and the stunning Tongariro National Park! Our goal is to provide you with a personalised service in a friendly, safe and relaxed atmosphere. Capture the whole experience with your very own 1-on-1 DVD...(more)

HELI GLENORCHY - Queenstown & Glenorchy

Location: Fiordland - Milford Sound

Based in Glenorchy, NZ - the real "Middle Earth", a 45min drive from Queenstown, Heli Glenorchy offer spectacular scenic helicopter flights to Milford Sound, Fiordland, and Queenstown region. For an even more exclusive skiing experience, why not try a day of heli-skiing in untouched alpine terrain. Heli Glenorchy offers boutique heli-skiing in the spectacular mountains surrounding Queenstown, Wanaka and Glenorchy...(more)

HELISERVICES.NZ FOX AND FRANZ - Fox and Franz Glacier, South Island

Location: West Coast - Fox 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)

AIR SAFARIS AND SERVICES - Lake Tekapo & Franz Josef

Location: Fiordland

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)

HANMER SPRINGS ATTRACTIONS - Hanmer Springs

Location: Canterbury - Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs Attractions is a one-stop adventure shop, situated on the main road into Hanmer Springs overlooking the river and ferry bridge. In fact something for everybody: Bungy jumping, Jetboating, River rafting, Quad biking, Canoes, Kids quads, Paintball, Claybird shooting - All combined with a cafe offering light refreshments and a souvenir gift shop overlooking river...(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)

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)

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 MILFORD - Queenstown

Location: Canterbury - Mt Cook

Air Milford proudly operates a brand new Cessna Caravan aircraft, it is one of the safest aircraft flying today. This aircraft offers leather seating, quiet air-conditioned comfort with great viewing for all passengers. Family owned and operated, with a 100% safety record. Flights to Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, the Southern Alps and the Glaciers...(more)

WILKIN RIVER JETS & BACKCOUNTRY HELICOPTERS - Makarora

Location: Fiordland

Enjoy shallow water jet boating in spectacular wilderness rivers. Our one hour River Jet Safari is a fast paced, jet boat ride into the World Heritage-listed Mt Aspiring National Park. Take a 50-kilometre wilderness river journey amidst native beech forest, ancient river valleys and rugged ice-capped mountains, or combine this trip with an amazing heli-jet combo...(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)

HANMER SPRINGS ADVENTURE CENTRE - Canterbury

Location: Canterbury

Book your adventure activities at the Hanmer Springs Adventure Centre. For the best fun you can have in two hours, try our Quad Bike Tours. Just browse through our site to see the fantastic choice of outdoor activities available in the area! Summer or winter, you'll find plenty to do, whatever your age or taste...(more)

ASPIRING HELICOPTERS - Wanaka

Location: Fiordland - Milford Sound

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)

SOUTHERN ALPS AIR - Wanaka

Location: Otago

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)

GLACIER SOUTHERN LAKES HELICOPTERS - Queenstown

Location: Fiordland

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters offer daily scenic flights over the iconic landscapes of Queenstown, Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks (Middle-Earth) with our experienced local pilots and pristine 6 seater helicopters. Alpine or snow landings are part of all our flights or you can discover the uniqueness of a glacier landing on our Milford Sound experiences...(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)

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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SOUTH PACIFIC HELICOPTERS - Whale Watching and Scenic Flights - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

South Pacific Helicopters offer a whale watching experience like no other in Kaikoura, New Zealand. This is an unparalleled whale watching experiences with New Zealand's only operator fully permitted by Department of Conservation offering whale watching experiences by helicopter, with exclusive landing sites only available to South Pacific Helicopters!..(more)

GOLDEN BAY AIR - Takaka

Location: Nelson

Golden Bay Air operate from a hidden corner of New Zealand, rich in history, the arts and natural beauty. Operating year-round scheduled flights between Wellington, Karamea, Nelson and Takaka in Golden Bay. Flights between Karamea and Takaka with connecting ground transport to the Heaphy Track and Abel Tasman National Park, & spectacular scenic and charter flights from Takaka Airport...(more)

GARDEN CITY HELICOPTERS - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

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)

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)

AIR SAFARIS AND SERVICES - Franz Josef & Tekapo

Location: West Coast - Fox Glacier

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)

TOUR ZEALAND - Auckland

Location: Waikato

Starting with a conversation to get your journey underway, Tour Zealand creates a privately guided journey especially for you, hand-picked experiences to suit your individual style. Jane and the team are seasoned travellers who love to trout fish, hike, mountain bike and embrace nature, photography and adventure along the way. Come join us, share New Zealand’s unique beauty...(more)

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TASMAN HELICOPTERS - Nelson

Location: St Arnaud

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)

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)

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)

INFLITE - Mount Cook

Location: Dunedin Airport

Experience the natural quiet of the Tasman Glacier. Absorb the ever changing landscape of the Southern Alps including NZ’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. INFLITE Mount Cook is proudly Qualmark Gold & only 5 minutes from Aoraki/Mt Cook Village. INFLITE Mount Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters are the only company to offer glacier landing flights in ski planes and helicopters...(more)

JADE TOURS - Marlborough

Location: Marlborough - Picton

Make memories as you tour some of Marlborough's finest wineries with Jade Tours. The tours are fun, flexible, informative, and Full or Half day tours take you to the picturesque cellar doors of our internationally famous wineries allow you to revel in the stunning aromas and textures of their multi-award winning wines. Taste the dedication and passion in every bottle...(more)

BUSH & BEACH - Waitakere, Auckland

Location: Auckland

Auckland's best day tours take you from the bustle of the city straight out into the real New Zealand. Daily guided tours to the lush rainforest and black sand beaches of the rugged west coast, Coromandel Peninsula and untamed Great Barrier Island give you the trip of a lifetime and create unforgettable memories of unique, wild, untamed New Zealand...(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)

BAY HELIWORK - Hastings

Location: Hawkes Bay - Mahia Peninsula

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)

NEW ZEALAND RIVERJET - Rotorua

Location: Taupo

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)

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)

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)

WANAKA HELICOPTERS - Wanaka

Location: Wanaka - Wanaka Town

On the doorstep of the World Heritage Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks & within view of the spectacular Southern Alps, Wanaka Helicopters can offer scenic flights that encompass more epic landscapes than anywhere else in New Zealand. Scenic flights to Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring, Isobel Glacier, Milford Sound and Mount Cook, personalised charter trips also available...(more)

SIBERIA WILDERNESS ADVENTURE - Makarora

Location: West Coast - Haast

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)

SUNRISE BALLOONS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

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)

SIBERIA EXPERIENCE - Makarora, Wanaka

Location: Otago

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)

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)

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

Location: Marlborough - Blenheim

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)

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)

AERIUS HELICOPTERS - Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

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)

MILFORD HELICOPTERS - Fiordland

Location: Fiordland

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. Join us to experience the wonder of Milford Sound and surrounding Fiordland...(more)

AWARUA GUIDES - South West New Zealand

Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

We offer guided, tailor-made adventures, accessing a variety of Fiordland's pristine wilderness and surf destinations in remote South West New Zealand...(more)

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TAUPO'S FLOAT PLANE - Taupo

Location: Ruapehu - Tongariro National Park

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)

BAY OF ISLANDS 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 Bay Of Islands 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 groups. No getting wet unless you want to. CELEBRATING 20 years...(more)

HELISERVICES.NZ HAAST - West Coast, South Island

Location: West Coast

Heliservices NZ Haast 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)