You will be greeted by our driver at the Akaroa wharf for a quick drive into the hills to our helipad. Your pilot will give you a safety briefing prior to boarding your helicopter. Lifting off, you will look down on your cruise ship as you fly over the rugged Banks Peninsula coastline towards the harbour entrance. Your pilot will inform and entertain you on your flight and point out areas of interest.
Experience a birds-eye view of the magnificent cliffs, dramatic bays, rolling countryside and the most amazing scenery this now extinct volcanic peninsula has to offer. Ancient lava flows can still be seen, as well as the splendid colours of the unique strata and rugged cliffs. Explore the shoreline from above - home to many native New Zealand birds, penguins and seals. You may be lucky to see our rarest dolphin, The Hectors Dolphin.
You will have many excellent opportunities to take photos on your journey. At the end of your flight you will be returned to Akaroa wharf.