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Christchurch Scenic Helicopter Tour

Christchurch Scenic Helicopter Tour

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Fly over Christchurch and the Banks Peninsula on a 20-minute helicopter tour that takes in city sights. From an aerial view, you’ll appreciate the scale of Christchurch’s devastation and recovery following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Soar above the ruins of ChristChurch Cathedral and see the new sports stadium while the pilot comments on rebuilding efforts. See the suburbs of Sumner and Redcliffe, and view the port of Lyttelton.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$178.50
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$178.50
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Helicopter Trial Flight - fly a helicopter

Helicopter Trial Flight - fly a helicopter

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If you’re looking for a memorable and adventurous experience when visiting Christchurch—this is the one for you. You’ll start your helicopter adventure at Christchurch Airport. You won’t have to worry about safety, as you’ll receive a full briefing at the start and the helicopter is equipped with dual controls. Enjoy a 30-minute flight with your instructor to guide you through take off, hover, flight, and landing. During the flight, your experience will be enhanced with live commentary.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$228.48
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$228.48
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Christchurch Heli-Jet - Helicopter and Jet Boat

Christchurch Heli-Jet - Helicopter and Jet Boat

No trip to New Zealand should be made without experiencing one of the countries spectacular pristine rivers and a jet boat blast up the river is a "must do" activity. Combined with a Helicopter flight it will be an extra special thrill! Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$271.32
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$271.32
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Helicopter Middle Rock High Station Farm Tour & Lunch

Helicopter Middle Rock High Station Farm Tour & Lunch

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Experience a breathtaking flight across the Canterbury Plains to the base of the Southern Alps, for the award winning Middle Rock High Country Farm Tour and Kiwi lunch, with optional jet boat ride and morning tea.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$849.65
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$849.65
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Love in the Air Christchurch Helicopter Flight with Port Hills Landing

Love in the Air Christchurch Helicopter Flight with Port Hills Landing

This private helicopter flight around Christchurch for couples is designed with romantic getaways in mind. Skip the hours of hiking and land on Mount Herbert, the highest peak in the Port Hills. Savor the sprawling Canterbury landscape, with Lyttleton Harbor, Quail Island and much more visible from the summit. There’s no rush to get back in the chopper and back to base – unlike other helicopter tours that cut things off at fifteen or thirty minutes, this flight runs for a generous hour.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$364.13
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$364.13
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Trial Flight

Trial Flight

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be behind the controls of a helicopter? Our Introductory Trial Flight packages are great just for fun, or could be a first step towards discovering if this is a career for you. Fly with an instructor who will guide you through the take-off, flight, and landing phases of helicopter flight in one of our Guimbal Cabri Helicopters.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$282.03
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$282.03

North Canterbury Winery Tour by Helicopter from Christchurch

North Canterbury Winery Tour by Helicopter from Christchurch

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Arrive at Garden City Helicopters Christchurch to board your awaiting helicopter. Sit back relax and enjoy your journey to the North Canterbury wine region in style and comfort. Explode your taste buds with experiencing 5 unique vineyards for tastings in the North Canterbury winery region by helicopter. You will experience tastings, each with their distinctive flavours and award winning blends and the very best North Canterbury has to offer.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$535.49
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$535.49
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Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Scenic

Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Scenic

The pinnacle of our flights east of Christchurch, this tour first sees you fly over the city centre to view the progress of the massive rebuild. Then it’s on to the beautiful Banks Peninsula and the picturesque French harbour settlement of Akaroa, before touching down on a mountain top to take in yet more magnificent views. Our pilots will personalise this experience for you by sharing their local knowledge and insights of our big backyard as you fly over remarkable sights and landmarks, including; Burnside Park, Sumner Cliffs, Rapaki Track, Quail, the Akaroa French Settlement and more. We have plenty to share with you and can’t wait for you to experience it.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$710.42
Price varies by group size
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$710.42
Price varies by group size

Southern Alps Taster

Southern Alps Taster

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Discover the picturesque Southern Alps, one of New Zealand's most iconic land features. Fly over the immense checkerboard of the Canterbury Plains, across the tresses of the braided Waimakiriri River and to the sheer sides of a steep gorge to touch down at Chest Peak. Sitting at just under 6,500ft, the peak dwarfs most other mountains in the region. Take in breathtaking, 360 degree vistas stretching from as far as the eye can see, including the Blockbuster backdrops of Castle Hill, the Lees Valley, Flock Hill Station and beyond. All our pilots proudly call Canterbury home and will share their wealth of knowledge and personal anecdotes as you fly near their much-loved and noteworthy spots.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$892.49
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$892.49
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Christchurch City to Lyttelton

Christchurch City to Lyttelton

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Discover Christchurch from a whole new perspective when you fly over the city. See the progress of the massive rebuild and the abandoned suburbs from the 2010/2011 earthquakes. Then on the way back head over Port Hills and Lyttelton Harbour for a dramatic view of the port and coastline. Our pilots will personalise this experience for you by sharing their local knowledge and insights of our big backyard as you fly over remarkable sights and landmarks, including; Burnside Park, Lancaster Park, Sumner Cliffs and more. We have plenty to share with you and can’t wait for you to experience it.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$321.30
Price varies by group size
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$321.30
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Single Crater & Mt Herbert

Single Crater & Mt Herbert

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Fly over the city and explore Christchurch from new heights. See the progress of the massive rebuild and the abandoned suburbs from the 2010/2011 earthquakes. Swoop over Godley Heads and then up to Port Levy, the biggest Maori settlement in the Canterbury region during the 19th century. Then touch down next to Mt Herbert and enjoy breathtaking views of Lyttelton Harbour, originally formed by volcanoes six million years ago. Our pilots will personalise this experience for you by sharing their local knowledge and insights of our big backyard as you fly over remarkable sights and landmarks, including; Lancaster Park, Sumner Cliffs, Quail Island, Stone Well and more. We have plenty to share with you and can't wait for you to experience it.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$535.49
Price varies by group size
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$535.49
Price varies by group size

Rakaia Glaciers

Rakaia Glaciers

Get to know the real untouched New Zealand as you take off, heading west over the Canterbury Plains towards the well-known braided Waimakariri River. Notice the Craigieburn Basin come into view, a distinguished blockbuster film set, followed by the curious rock scape of Castle Hill. See the glisten of Lake Pearson as you fly by the Southern Alps' main divide, climbing up & over the ridgeline, to debut at the mighty Rakaia River. Without another aircraft in sight come to two of Canterbury's best kept secrets - the rarely visited Lyell and the Ramsay Glaciers due to their inaccessibility. Touch down to overwhelming 360 degree views, filled with staggeringly sharp mountaintops & turquoise waters of the the glacier lakes. Enjoy lunch in the amphitheatre of the outdoors without a single disruption. Reboard the helicopter, and fly downstream to more classic views of the high-country. Rise over the depths of Lake Coleridge and return over the Canterbury Plains, inbound for Christchurch.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,999.17
Price varies by group size
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$1,999.17
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Alpine Jet Boat Experience

Alpine Jet Boat Experience

New Zealand is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, including intricate river systems and fast-flowing rapids. This tour takes you on an amazing scenic flight over the Canterbury Plains before arriving at the Waimakariri Gorge for an adrenalin-packed Jet Boat ride. It’s the ultimate Kiwi experience. Our pilots will personalise this experience for you by sharing their local knowledge and insights of our big backyard as you fly over remarkable sights and landmarks, including; Waimakariri Gorge and Claxby. We have plenty to share with you and can’t wait for you to experience it. *Price includes Jet Boat adventure ride.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$678.29
Price varies by group size
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$678.29
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Mt Cook Experience

Mt Cook Experience

Named after the famous explorer and navigator, Aoraki Mount Cook is New Zealand's highest peak. Surrounded by glaciers, this alpine environment is truly spectacular. Once there, transfer to either a ski plane or local helicopter service and land upon the Tasman Glacier. Then enjoy a scenic flight back to Christchurch over dramatic mountain ranges and extensive farmland. Our pilots will personalise this experience for you by sharing their local knowledge and insights of our big backyard as you fly over remarkable sights and landmarks, including the Central Plains Water Scheme, Lily Bank Station and the Tasman Glacier. We have plenty to share with you and can't wait for you to experience it.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,534.66
Price varies by group size
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$2,534.66
Price varies by group size

Aoraki Mount Cook & Lord of the Rings Country

Aoraki Mount Cook & Lord of the Rings Country

Take in sweeping views of New Zealand’s mountains and Lord of The Rings backdrops during a 2.5-hour scenic helicopter flight from Christchurch. Fly over Canterbury Plains, the Southern Alps, Aoraki Mount Cook, and the Tasman Glacier during this epic helicopter tour. If the weather allows, your pilot lands on Aoraki Mount Cook where you have a short time to walk around and purchase refreshments at the village.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,934.91
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$1,934.91
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Kaikoura Whales

Kaikoura Whales

Kaikoura Whales Fly with Garden City Helicopters from Christchurch  to Kaikoura for the ultimate whale watching experience ever! Take in views of the spectacular rich marine environment off shore from Kaikoura. See a mighty sperm whale in their natural environment alongside dolphin and seals. From the mountains to the sea. • Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,467.25
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$1,467.25
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Canterbury Winery Lunch

Canterbury Winery Lunch

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Take flight with a 20-minute helicopter ride from Christchurch and arrive in style for a lunch date at a delightful regional winery. There, you can dine at your own expense before taking to the air once more. A maximum of five travelers is allowed, although the ride requires good weather.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$460.52
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$460.52
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World in a day

World in a day

Take off from Christchurch & fly over the Canterbury Plains towards the spectacular Rangitata Gorge, side by side with the Southern Alps. Sidle up to Forest Creek through to the expansive Mackenzie Basin & down to the aquamarine glow of Lake Tekapo to touch down & soak in the spectacular vista. Feast your eyes on the unforgettable azure of Lake Pukaki & head up to the famous Aoraki, Mount Cook as the Tasman Glacier comes into full view. Fly towards the Murchison Glacier to the head of the Rangitata River Valley. Sour along Mount Arrowsmith & touch down at the top of the interweaving braids of Rakaia River. Settle in for a picnic served with unobstructed views, overlooking two of Canterbury's glaciers only accessible by helicopter. After lunch, follow the wandering braids of the stony river, past Lake Coleridge & into the blockbuster scenery of the Craigieburn Basin. As you head back to Christchurch, fly shoulder to shoulder through the sheer-sided river canyon of the Waimakariri Gorge.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,713.16
Price varies by group size
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$2,713.16
Price varies by group size

The Grape Vine

The Grape Vine

New Zealand, and North Canterbury in particular, produces some of the most sought after wine in the world. So take a helicopter flight and drop in at a winery of your choice, at an additional cost you can enjoy a delicious lunch and sample a selection of fine wines before returning back to base. Our pilots will personalise this experience for you by sharing their local knowledge and insights of our big backyard as you fly over remarkable sights and landmarks, including; Horse Power, Brew moon, Glenmark Rugby Club and Secluded Sandy Beaches. We have plenty to share with you and can’t wait for you to experience it.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$567.62
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$567.62
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