Southern Alps Explorer

Southern Alps Heli-Tour

Southern Alps Explorer Flight


Fly to the magnificent Southern Alps for the best mountain experience in New Zealand.

Trip Overview

After take-off you will begin to see the vast tapestry that is the Canterbury Plains and in the distance your destination, the majestic Southern Alps. Your helicopter pilot will guide you along the beautiful braided Waimakariri River, over the dramatic gorge and past Castle Hill, a filming location of the first Narnia movie. From here you will pick up the route of the historic TranzAlpine railway through to the upper reaches of the river and into the epic Arthur’s Pass National Park.

Experience spectacular mountain scenery, then land on a nearby summit and breathe in the fresh alpine air as you capture those precious moments on camera.

As an optional extra, stop off at a high country sheep station for lunch and enjoy some real New Zealand hospitality.

Allow 2 hours (approx 1.5 hours flying). Allow more time if you are stopping for lunch. Minimum passenger numbers apply.




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