Heli banquet, Marlborough
Heli banquet, Marlborough

Marlborough Heli-banquets

Experience a fine dining experience like no other. Enjoy a scenic flight over the beautiful Marlborough region. After which land in either an alpine, or beach location. Fly into one of the regions fantastic National Parks. Richmond Forest Park, Kahurangi National Park, or one of the beautiful beaches in the Marlborough Sounds.

On arrival, begin by tasting a selection of wines hand-picked to match the food prepared from local produce. An award winning chef will prepare a delicious five-course lunch. Showcasing the freshest regional produce and wild food, thoughtfully paired with local wine. Enjoy a lunch on your chosen beachfront or alpine location. At the conclusion of your trip enjoy a scenic flight home. All while enjoying the stunning scenery that the region has to offer.

Luxury Cruise Marlborough Sounds
Luxury Cruise Marlborough Sounds

Luxury Yacht Charter in The Marlborough Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds is a boaties paradise. The Sounds are made up of four distinctly different Sounds – Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru, Pelorus, and Mahau. The sheltered waters are abundant with marine and wildlife making it perfect for leisurely cruises.

Why not treat yourself to a luxury yacht cruise? The perfect romantic treat for your New Zealand honeymoon or special vacation. Board a luxury yacht in Picton and spend the day cruising through the Marlborough Sounds. Watch the dolphins play, spot seals sunbathing on the rocks and snorkel in the clear waters. In addition you may see birdlife such as gannets and blue penguins. Or if you are lucky a visiting pod of orca.

Your luxury private cruise can stop at private remote beaches for diving, swimming, kayaking or fishing. Stop off at salmon or mussel farms or visit an eco-island for a guided walk. We can even arrange on board wine tasting or a cooking class with local chefs. Or sit back and enjoy a chef prepared lunch. Catch your own fish (Likely Blue cod, snapper or Kingfish in the summer) which the chef can prepare for lunch.

The day is yours do as your wish at your own pace. Talk to the Luxury Adventures team to arrange this truly special day in paradise!   

Heli Fishing Marlborough
Heli Fishing Marlborough

Heli-fly hunting & fishing

Marlborough, South Marlborough, Kaikoura and the Clarence all offer opportunities for superb hunting. Namely species such as red deer, and maybe chamois and goats, with trophy options available.

Luxury Adventures have access to experienced local guides for a heli hunting excursion in remote high country hunting blocks.
With alpine lakes, rivers and, streams, the Marlborough region also boasts world class wilderness trout fishing. Board a helicopter from the lawn of your luxury lodge, or Blenheim airport, then depart for an exclusive fully guided hunting and fishing experience.

We’ll arrange experienced guides with local knowledge and all necessary licenses, for a fully catered day, inclusive of gourmet food. We can also tailor something to suit different travel budgets. Come and experience world class hunting and fishing with Luxury Adventures!      

Heli Cycling Marlborough
Heli Cycling Marlborough

Marlborough Sounds Heli Cycle Experience

An ideal way to experience the Marlborough Sounds, whilst staying in the Nelson area. Take off by helicopter from Nelson for a breath-taking aerial view of the Sounds. Fly to Kenepuru Sounds one of the lesser known areas of Marlborough Sounds. This offers routes less traveled as the road out to Kenepuru Head has no through traffic.

Land on a mountain top in the Mt. Richmond Forest Park. Get off the beaten track and enjoy a mixture of gravel and sealed road surfaces. Soak up the tranquility of the sounds and its every changing vistas. Experience rolling hills, golden bays, New Zealand bush, and native birdsong.

Usually to experience these remote roads you would have to take a long drive. A helicopter option means you’ll get to your location quickly, allowing time to explore this charming environment. This exclusive helicopter cycle tour includes a lunch at a local waterfront lodge. After a relaxing lunch return to Nelson by helicopter.

Hiking Queen Charlotte Track
Hiking Queen Charlotte Track

Queen Charlotte Track

No trip to the Marlborough region is complete without spending some time exploring the Queen Charlotte track. With over 70 km of track to explore, coupled with stunning coastal views, there’s no wonder this track is so popular. There are many options available. With day hikes from 5 km to multi-day hikes, mountain biking, kayaking in the Marlborough Sounds. How about combining two or all three adventures! Get to see the Marlborough Sounds and Queen Charlotte Track from the all perspectives. Luxury Adventures can help make this happen with access to the best guides in the area.  

Kayaking past the falls on the Pelorus River
Kayaking past the falls on the Pelorus River

Kayaking the Pelorus River

If you’re on honeymoon or just want some time alone together, then kayaking down the Pelorus River is a recommended activity. Enjoy a kayak down the beautiful Pelorus River, followed by a guided walk to secret pools for a dip. After your swim enjoy a gourmet BBQ by the river. Pelorus Eco Adventures are based in Havelock and offer private kayaking tours on the Pelorus River.

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Kay Campbell

Originally from the UK, I now call New Zealand my home, relocating 15 years ago with my husband and two children. I have been with Luxury Adventures for 15 years. When not planning perfect vacations and honeymoons for our clients, I enjoy running and recently completed the Queenstown marathon, along with reading, walking in the bush and on the beach with my two dogs and finding new favourite places in New Zealand.

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