Southern Alps Scenic
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.
Please note we are unable to guarantee snow at any time particularly during Summer months (November – February)
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.