Southern Alps Taster

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.

Duration 1 hour 15 minutes
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What's included :
  • A landing on Chest Peak - one of the highest mountains in the Canterbury Region
What's excluded :
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Waimakariri River, Main North Road Canterbury Region New Zealand

    Fly across the tresses of the braided Waimakariri River

    Pass By: Castle Hill, Castle Hill, Canterbury Region, South Island

    See the incredible rock scape of Castle Hill

    Stop At: Canterbury Region, Canterbury Region, South Island

    Fly over the vast Canterbury Plains inbound for Chest Peak - one of the highest mountains in the region at just under 6,500 ft, where you will land at the top to witness the truly breathtaking beauty this magnificent mountain range has to offer

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Departure Point :
    Christchurch Helicopters, 25 Aviation Drive Harewood Aviation Park, Christchurch International Airport, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 7676, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    4/30/2020 - 1/30/2023
    Monday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Christchurch Helicopters

    Activity ID: V-249560P5

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