Scenic Helicopter Tours

There are very few places in the world with as much diversity in landscapes on their doorstep as Christchurch, New Zealand. Only a short helicopter flight in virtually any direction will put you over snow-covered mountains, lush pasture farmland, rivers, lakes, rugged coastlines or major metropolitan cities. Enjoy a birds-eye perspective on our amazing region as our experienced pilots fly you in comfort and safety over some of the most unique landscapes you'll ever see. A scenic flight with Garden City Helicopters is an experience you'll never forget.

Christchurch City Scenic Flight

Christchurch City Scenic Flight

A scenic helicopter flight over Christchurch City, the picturesque harbour of Lyttelton, and the stunning bays around the Port Hills gives you a unique perspective on the Gateway to the South.
Canterbury Winery Lunch Heli-Tour

Canterbury Winery Lunch Heli-Tour

Enjoy the thrill of a helicopter flight to one of our region’s finest wineries for lunch and arrive like a rock star! Be the envy of other guests as you arrive and depart in style.
Waimakariri Heli-Jet Boat Trip

Waimakariri Heli-Jetboat Experience

No trip to New Zealand is complete without experiencing one of our spectacular pristine rivers, and a jet boat blast up the Waimakariri is a must-do activity. Combined with a helicopter flight it will be an extra special thrill!
Christchurch Couples Helicopter Experience

Love Is In The Air – Christchurch

Propose or celebrate a special event together with a private helicopter flight from Christchurch to a discreet hilltop location. A truly magical and romantic experience you'll never forget.
Romantic Escape by Helicopter

Romantic Escape by Helicopter

A perfect way to spoil or surprise someone you love. Start with a scenic helicopter flight over Christchurch and end at one of the region's best resorts for the night. This is sure to impress!
Hanmer Springs Spa Helicopter Experience

Hanmer Springs Heli-Spa Experience

Fly by helicopter across the spectacular Canterbury Plains to the world-famous Hanmer geothermal springs at the base of the Southern Alps. Experience a pampering spa treatment and massage, and relax in the therapeutic waters.
Southern Alps Heli-Tour

Southern Alps Explorer

Fly to the majestic Southern Alps for the best mountain experience in New Zealand. Breathe in the fresh alpine air and capture the magnificent scenery. Optional lunch stop at a high country sheep station.
Kaikoura Whale Watching

Kaikoura Whales Heli-Tours

Fly by helicopter from Christchurch to Kaikoura for the ultimate whale-watching tour. Being airborne provides the ultimate vantage point to experience the true scale and majesty of the whales from head to tail.
Aoraki Mt Cook Helicopter Tour

Aoraki Mount Cook & Lord of the Rings Country

Explore the breathtaking landscape of Aoraki Mount Cook by helicopter, then follow in the footsteps of Gandalf at the spectacular site of Edoras, the capital of Rohan. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure will create memories that will last an age of Middle Earth.
Middle Rock Station Farm

Middle Rock Station Farm Tour & Lunch

Experience a breathtaking helicopter flight across the Canterbury Plains to the base of the Southern Alps and the Middle Rock High Country Farm where you'll enjoy a 90-minute 4x4tour and lunch.
Akaroa Helicopter Trip - Akaroa Harbour & Bays

Christchurch to Akaroa Helicopter Trip

Fly by helicopter to Akaroa, a gorgeous little French-inspired seaside village full of wonderful shops, restaurants, and cafés to explore, and home to the world's rarest dolphin.
Akaroa Harbour Flight - Hector's Dolphin

Akaroa Harbour Scenic Helicopter Flight

Fly from Akaroa township over the rugged Banks Peninsula coastline towards the harbour entrance. Experience magnificent cliffs, dramatic bays, and rolling countryside of this extinct volcano.
North Canterbury Winery Tour

Akaroa Helicopter North Canterbury Winery Tour

Be whisked away from Akaroa on a winery tour of North Canterbury. Take in views of Akaroa Harbour and Christchurch as you relax in your luxury helicopter.
Waimakariri River

Akaroa Helicopter Jet Boat Combo

Experience one of the country’s spectacular pristine braided rivers up close with a thrilling jet boat blast up the Waimakariri River. Combined with a helicopter flight from Akaroa this is a must-do activity!
Aoraki Mount Cook

Akaroa Helicopter to Mount Cook with Ski Plane Snow Landing

Fly from Akaroa through the mighty Southern Alps to view Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain. Take in the splendour of the Tasman Glacier with a ski plane landing.
Helicopter Training Trial Flight

Trial Flight – Learn to Fly a Helicopter

Take control of your very own helicopter on a 30-minute flight from our Christchurch base with a qualified instructor at your side guiding you through the whole experience. Makes an excellent gift.

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You're In Safe Hands

As the only company to hold the prestigious Helicopter Association of New Zealand Diamond Safety Award for 30+ years of continuous service without injury or accident to self, passengers or crew, safety comes first. Combined with the vast international experience of our rescue-trained pilots, regular training, and extensive exposure to extreme terrain, we can assure you'll be in the safest hands possible during your scenic helicopter flight.

Our New Zealand owned and operated business also ensures you'll receive the best quality service and attention, and genuine Kiwi hospitality.

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