Luxury Adventures owner Tony Townley on a scenic helicopter flight

What better way to see the beauty of this country than from above? We have a range of options available from our 21 night luxury helicopter trip around New Zealand to scenic flights of a couple of hours. Land on ice-blue giant glaciers, steaming active volcanos, or enjoy a romantic champagne luncheon in the remote mountains of the Southern Alps. Helicopters give you access to untouched breathtaking scenery not accessible by road and the scenes from above are often a unforgettable.

To get you started here are a couple of our favourite flights, but there are many more available throughout New Zealand:

White Island (live volcano): Your flight takes you north over Hell’s Gate Thermal Valley to the Pacific Ocean coastline and the active volcano of White Island. Land at the crater’s rim and spend approximately one hour on a guided walk of this fascinating natural attraction. Experience the volcanic fury of the main crater, view sulphur deposits, and the remains of the old sulphur mine.

Milford Sound: Fly across Lake Wakatipu into the heart of the Fiordland National Park to the breathtaking Lake Quill and the 2500 ft Sutherland Falls. View the famous Milford Track - one of New Zealand’s popular wilderness areas en route to Milford Sound. Following all this you experience a glacier landing, one of the most awe inspiring experiences with ice formations and crevasses to astound. Time for lunch at our remote musterers cabin before your return. Fly across Mt Aspiring National Park over the famous Moonlight and Shotover Canyons before landing back into Queenstown. Luxury Adventures top picks for exclusive New Zealand helicopter flights.

Doubtful Sound: Absolutely stunning, the flight takes us over Te Anau, Lake Manapouri and the Wilmot Pass into remote Doubtful Sound. Fly over George and Bligh Sounds via the Sutherland Falls en route to Milford Sound. A glacier landing, along with several other remote landings and a gourmet lunch somewhere in the wilderness. Doubtful Sound is remote and spectacular, featuring beautiful inlets and dramatic views. From Queenstown the flight takes us over vast untouched forests. After a 10 minute photo stop on the isolated shores of the Sound, we fly to a mountain top for a gourmet lunch surrounded by stunning alpine scenery.

Talk to us about adding scenic helicopter flights to your Luxury Adventures itinerary.

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