Scenic flights and helicopter deals in New Zealand

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New Zealand is known for its incredible scenery, and how better to see it than from a bird’s eye view?

But first, you’ll have a few decisions to make…

Choose from the scenic North Island beaches or the mountains, glaciers and rivers of the South Island.

And then decide if you’ll board a helicopter or a fixed-wing plane. In some parts of the country, you’ll even have the choice of a float plane or ski plane.

Or, if you’d prefer, opt for a glacier heli hike or skydive.

Whatever you decide, you’ll be in safe hands with your experienced pilot.

For many, a scenic flight in New Zealand is a real bucket list experience – and we can’t help but agree!

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A black Salt Air helicopter flying over a small island in the Bay of Islands.

Salt Air

See the Hole in the Rock and the Bay of Islands from the air.

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Auckland: Waiheke
Small white fixed-wing plane flying over Waiheke Island and the harbour.

Waiheke Buzz Around

Explore key sights around Waiheke and see surrounding islands.

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Helicopter flying over the turquoise waters of Abel Tasman National Park.

Helicopters Nelson

Fly from Nelson and see Abel Tasman from the most incredible vantage point. Learn more.

Promo code: NZTT10

A huge sperm whale blowing water as seen from the sky.

Wings Over Whales

Enjoy Kaikoura’s stunning scenery and its famous whale population from the air! Learn more.

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Blue and silver helicopter flying over the golden Port Hills with the blue ocean in the background.

Christchurch heli flight

Check out Christchurch’s beautiful scenery on this 20-minute flight.

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Lake Tekapo
Red light glows from this telescope hub with the glowing milky way overhead.

Air Safaris

Fly from Tekapo right to Aoraki Mount Cook and/or Fox and Franz Josef.

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Mount Cook
A tourist plane lands on the snow-covered ground during a beautiful sunny day.

Mt Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters

Take to the air and see Aoraki from a bird’s eye view. Fly in a helicopter and/or ski plane and see the longest glacier in NZ. Learn more.

Promo code: NZTT10

Mount Cook
Tourists standing on a summit with their helicopter parked at a distance and mountain ranges seen from behind.

Glentanner High Country Heli Hike

Walk the mountainous areas near Mount Cook National Park with a private flight and a stunning hike. Learn more.

Promo code: NZTT10

A red helicopter flying over a glacier-fed blue lake with mountains in the background.
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Precision Helicopters

Fly over six different glaciers, the Southern Alps and the stunning coast. Learn more.

Promo code: NZTT5

Franz Josef
Southern Lakes heli landing on Mount Cook in the snow.

Glacier Country Heli

Join this awesome family-owned and operated company to see the glaciers. Learn more.

Promo code: NZTT10

Franz, Fox & Haast
A lady in a pink puffer jacket taking a photo of Mount Cook out the window of a helicopter.


With 30 years of experience, HeliServices.NZ fly from Franz Josef, Fox & Haast. Learn more.

Promo code: NZTT10

Looking out the side window or an Air Milford Scenic plane at the snow capped mountain peak.

Air Milford

Take to the air with Air Milford. Pick from a range of flights, with Milford Sound being the most popular. Learn more.

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Lady holding a graduated cylinder while mixing a gin to some of the glasses in front of her during a Gin Tour in Queensland.

Altitude Tours: Heli Gin tour

If you love gin, why not treat yourself to a heli gin tour?! Learn more.

Promo code: NZTT10

Fixed-wing plane flying over Stewart Island's quiet town and beautiful harbour.

Glenorchy Air: To Stewart Island

Enjoy a full-day trip from Queenstown to Stewart Island, including flights and time on the island.

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Te Anau
A helicopter and tourists lands close to the very calm waters of Lake Erskine.

Southern Lakes Helicopters

Fly into Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound and more, all with the dream bird’s eye view. Learn more.

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