5 Reasons to Go On a NZ Helicopter Tour at Least Once in Your Life

5 Reasons to Go On a NZ Helicopter Tour at Least Once in Your Life

When you think of helicopter tours, what comes to mind? For some people, the first thing that comes to mind is the luxurious experience. Others may think of the thrilling and adrenaline-pumping experience. Whichever camp you fall into, we can all agree that helicopter tours are a unique and memorable way to see New Zealand and beyond!


Here are five reasons why we believe everyone should go on a NZ helicopter tour at least once in their life. 

1) Discover breathtaking views

Helicopters provide amazing aerial views similar to those experienced by astronauts. Everything looks different from the ground, but when you are high above, everything just looks better. Things that seemed small now look more prominent, and objects that were once difficult to make out now become clear. An aerial view is an entirely new way of looking at things – one that not many people get to see daily. You can have the same experience when you take a helicopter tour. 

2) You can see nature from a different perspective

Experience the breathtaking scenery New Zealand has to offer through scenic flights around Mount Cook, the Southern Alps, and the Rakaia Glaciers. There’s nothing like flying over an area and exploring it high up in the air. This allows people to see things they would not normally be able to and gives them a chance to find new landmarks and locations that may have gone unnoticed. When you’re up in the sky, you can fly over places at any altitude—giving tourists a unique experience each time they visit an area. 

Needless to say, helicopters give you a different perspective of the world. You can see things from above that were never visible on the ground. Whether it’s mountains, rivers, lakes, and forests, helicopters provide a unique view of nature’s wonders. 

3) Experience the thrill as you fly over mountains, cliffs, and valleys

Humans are adrenaline junkies, and we all like a thrill now and then to get our fix. What’s better than the thrill of a helicopter ride? Helicopter rides provide an unparalleled sense of freedom that can’t be experienced anywhere else, and it takes only a few minutes for the excitement (and adrenaline rush) to build up as you take off from the ground. 

Flying in a helicopter can be pretty exhilarating, especially if you’re going to take off at high altitudes. There’s nothing like the sensation of flying up in the air! Strap yourself down because this is one activity not for the faint of heart. You’ll fear for your life, that’s a given, but at the same time, there’s a thrill that many wish they could experience again and again.

4) Helicopter tours are perfect for special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays, or proposals

Proposals: If you’re thinking about proposing, why not do so with a helicopter tour? Make sure you book the best tour possible and take your loved one on an unforgettable and exciting adventure while proposing. Helicopter tours are perfect for proposals because it’s such a unique and fun way to go out on a date while showing off New Zealand at the same time. Plus, if things don’t go well, there’s always parachute jumping, which is another great option for proposals. Just be careful to use a dummy ring, and give the real ring when you land. You don’t want to lose an expensive ring thousands of feet up in the air!     

Unique Birthdays: Surprise a friend that has everything with something they never thought possible, like a helicopter tour. The best part? They’ll remember it forever and will share this unforgettable memory with you.

Anniversaries: Surprise your significant other with a helicopter tour around the Mount Cook region in New Zealand. They’ll love seeing all of the beautiful scenery and magnificent views while flying over Lake Pukaki, Mt Cook, Mueller Glacier, Mt Sefton, Tasman Glacier, and more! This can definitely be an anniversary to remember for years to come!

5) It’s so much fun! Need we say more? 

Flying in a helicopter is an experience like no other. There’s something amazing about being airborne regardless how many times you’ve been on a helicopter or airplane before.

Try it for yourself, and we can almost guarantee that you’ll be addicted. So if you’ve been on the lookout for a new experience, try a helicopter ride at least once in your life. You’ll also have the chance to see Mount Cook’s awe-inspiring landscape from above with Christchurch Helicopters. Oh, and don’t forget to take lots of photos for a unique experience! 

Build memories and share them with friends and family by going on a helicopter tour today! There is no better way to see the beauty of New Zealand than from up in the sky.



The best way to fully experience the beauty of New Zealand’s Southern Alps is from a helicopter. Flying in a helicopter to Mt. Cook is one of the most thrilling experiences you can have. It offers not only unique views but also an unparalleled perspective on your surroundings. 

You can take in stunning alpine landscapes that you would never be able to see otherwise or view the majestic mountain range during sunrise or sunset when it changes colors before your eyes. These are just two reasons why people should go on a helicopter tour at least once in their lifetime. Take your camera with you on this adventure to capture some awesome photos as well!

If this sounds like something that would interest you, but booking is holding you back, contact us today or visit our website for more information about tours. You won’t regret it.