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Canterbury High Country Excursions


Discover the picturesque Southern Alps, one of New Zealand's most iconic land features. Fly over the immense checkerboards of the Canterbury plains, across the tresses of the braided Waimakariri River, and to the sheer sides of a steep gorge to touch down at Chest Peak. Sitting at just under 6,500ft, this peak dwarfs most other mountains in the region.

Take in a breathtaking 360-degree vista stretching from as far the eye can see, including the blockbuster backdrops of Castle Hill, the Lees Valley, Flock Hill Station and beyond. All our pilots call Canterbury home and will share their wealth of knowledge, and personal anecdotes as you fly near their much-loved and noteworthy spots. 


Excursion time:

1 hour 30 minutes

Minimum 2 passengers.

Flight Includes:

✔ Alpine landing.

Additional Experiences:*

✔ Lunch or wine tasting at an award-winning Waipara Winery.

✔ Private tour at an organic winery.

✔ Luxury lodge helicopter flights anywhere in the South Island. 

* Each option is an additional price.


High Country Excursion only

EC12 (3 to 4 passengers): $2640

AS350 (5 to 6 passengers): $3422

AS355 (5 passengers):$3680

Prices are per helicopter hire.


Additional chauffeured luxury transfers:

Central city location to Christchurch Helicopter base Chauffeured (3 pax)   $85 Mercedes S class Sedan

Lyttelton cruise ship to Christchurch Helicopters base (6 pax)   
$140 Mercedes Benz Ambiente minivan

Conditions apply