bbytRakaia Glaciers

Take off for an experience like no other over the glorious Southern Alps. Fly over remote mountain ranges, through high country lakes, braided rivers and extensive farmland. Arrive in spectacular National Parks scenery surrounded by mountains, glaciers and natural wildlife, enjoying sights only accessible by helicopter. Explore the wilderness of the mighty Rakaia River, then travel to the base of the glaciers, home to the majestic Tahr, king of the mountain.

Our pilots will personalise this experience for you by sharing their local knowledge and insights of our big backyard as you fly over remarkable sights and landmarks, including; a WW2 Runway and the Lord of the Rings Film set and more.

We have plenty to share with you and can’t wait for you to experience it.


Bring a camera, sturdy foot ware, and warm clothing – especially for the Southern Alps Tour.

Arrive at least 10 minutes before your flight to allow time for a briefing.

Our pilots are all very experienced and very current in each Helicopter. They are also trained to the highest of standards to ensure maximum safety for our clients.

Our most popular tour that we do is the Southern Alps Tour. It’s Richie’s favourite flight!

Of course! All our flights are completely customisable – just give the team at Christchurch Helicopters a call to create a once in a lifetime experience.

Rakaia Glacier

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