New Zealand brings romance back into your life with stunning landscapes and experiences that combine rugged nature with luxurious indulgence. Let a Zicasso travel specialist assist in planning an exclusive helicopter tour of New Zealand!
Start exploring New Zealand like never before from above a helicopter tour and witness breathtaking views of Franz Josef Glacier and other glacier-carved landscapes, as well as mountain and lake vistas, volcanoes, and forests on an unforgettable experience!
Franz Josef Glacier
Glacier heli hiking is an incredible way to experience New Zealand’s breathtaking landscape. Couples and people of all ages alike will find this thrilling activity enjoyable, giving them a new way to see Franz Josef Glacier from an entirely different viewpoint; its spectacular ice architecture alone makes this must-see stop during any visit to New Zealand.
Before booking a New Zealand helicopter tour, it is essential that you are healthy enough for an adventure. This is particularly relevant to Franz Josef Glacier heli hikes where participants must be capable of hiking for two to three hours in subzero temperatures on icy terrain without experiencing discomfort. In terms of equipment requirements, warm layers made of polypropylene or merino wool as well as long pants are key; any large bags could hinder your mobility on the ice surface.
West Coast region of New Zealand’s South Island offers jaw-dropping scenery. On a scenic glacier flight, you will get an aerial view of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers as they display their pristine blue ice fields, frozen icefalls and plunging crevasses from above. Additionally, you can go for a glacier walk or even attempt snow landing on Franz Josef Glacier if desired.
Milford Sound can only truly be experienced through a helicopter tour. From above, the stunning landscape takes on new dimensions; and up close encounters with blue glacial ice are truly unforgettable! Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; make this adventure part of your memory bank for years to come.
This Queenstown helicopter flight and cruise is an ideal experience for couples wanting to discover Fiordland from both land and sea. Your scenic flight offers unforgettable views of its landscapes, such as alpine lakes and dramatic waterfalls – not forgetting Mitre Peak which features on many postcards from this region!
Flight will fly you past Lake Wakatipu and over Greenstone and Caples Valleys before landing on a glacier. Here, you’ll have an incredible opportunity to touch blue ice of glacier as well as get up close and personal with stunning Bowen Falls that cascade down mountainside – truly an unforgettable opportunity! This journey offers unsurpassed natural beauty of Milford Sound mountains, lakes, and fiords.
Glacier flights provide an unrivalled vantage of Milford Sound’s soaring peaks and waterfalls, and provide a special perspective of this World Heritage Site – best experienced while flying over pristine mountain ranges and glacial valleys of the Southern Alps.
Tongariro National Park
Are you searching for an exhilarating way to experience Tongariro National Park? Consider taking a scenic helicopter tour! From here you’ll see towering cone-shaped peaks and otherworldly terrain. This UNESCO World Heritage Site also contains three active volcanoes such as Mt Ruapehu which has erupted several times before.
Whakapapa Village serves as the main hub of Tongariro National Park. You can stay in hut accommodation or camp on campsites here, or book one through the Department of Conservation. Guests may also book guided hikes, mountain bike rides or heli-hikes to discover this vast park.
Helicopter tours of Tongariro can be booked through several companies for as little as $300 NZD per person, starting with Glacier Country Helicopter’s Ultimate Discovery flight which lasts 45 minutes with snow landing and flying over Shackleton Glacier; other options are Pilot’s Choice at $495 or Mt Cook Supreme which covers 60 minutes including two snow landings as well as flying over “Lighting of Beacons” film site used in Lord of the Rings trilogy (LOTR).
Helicopter tours of New Zealand provide the perfect way to discover its stunning natural scenery and Maori culture. However, please keep in mind that Tongariro National Park is considered sacred land by Maori people; please adhere to any rules related to visiting such an important location.
Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman National Park’s sparkling waters and golden-sand beaches make Abel Tasman the centerpiece of this luxurious New Zealand honeymoon package. While on your stay, experience exciting activities like bungee jumping from Kawarau Bridge with your partner as well as guided tours of Hobbiton Movie Set or farm stays to ensure an unforgettable vacation together.
This helicopter tour takes you to one of New Zealand’s smallest but most breathtaking national parks: Abel Tasman. Enjoy breathtaking aerial views over its remote beaches and crystal-clear bays before landing at Awaroa Lodge for a stroll along its scenic shores or refreshing swim in its crystal waters before reboarding for your return journey back to Nelson Airport.
This helicopter ride is one of the best ways to experience New Zealand. Your pilot will whisk you away to an exclusive spot in the wilderness where you can unwind and appreciate stunning landscapes. Your pilot can assist in choosing an idyllic spot for a picnic in paradise where you can indulge in delicious picnic foods, drinks and wine from Abel Tasman region; take the opportunity for short scenic walks or boat trips during this ride as well!