Nelson/Tasman Heli Flights


LocationDurationPrice Starts From ($NZD)
Nelson1 to 6 hours 375 pp

  Introduction

 

What better way to experience the amazing National Parks, golden coastlines and spectacular mountain scenery of the Nelson/Tasman region than with a scenic flight.

These scenic flights have been thoughtfully created to show you the best views, take you to the most amazing locations and give you the experience of a lifetime.

Throughout your flight, your pilot will be in two-way communication with you to give you local information, point out the best views and ensure you get the maximum enjoyment from your helicopter tour.

 

Itinerary map

 


  

Tour Details

 

Group Size : Maximum 3- people ( with declared and approved passenger weights )

Duration  : 

Lord of the Rings -Mt. Owen1.5 hours.
Lord of the Rings- Mt.Olympus2 hours +
Lord of the Rings- Combo Site Tour 2.5 hours.
Blue Lake Express2 hours.
Abel Tasman Experience 3 hours.
Marlborough Sounds or vineyard experience3 hours.

Departure Location : 256 Eighty Eight Valley Road, Wakefield, Nelson. 

Departure Time : variable and daylights hours between 7am – 7pm .

Departure dates : Daily (suitable weather conditions).

Transportation : Departure and drop offs from Reid Helicopters Wakefield or Nelson bases ( Additional Fees )

        Category : Adventure.

 

  

  • LOTR-Mt-Owen

    Fly southwest from the Wakefield Heliport before entering the Kahurangi National Park for a landing on Mt Owen. Filming was undertaken here for 10 days with the result being one of the most moving moments in the film. Mt Owen showcases some of the oldest rock in New Zealand and has priceless geological properties. As you ascend, a landscape of glaciated marble karst is exposed and you appreciate the challenges for film crew working within the harsh alpine environment.

    Sights :

    • Official Lord of the Rings film location!
    • Unique land forms, habitats, plant communities and wildlife
    • Native bush
    • Breathtaking mountain landscapes

  • LOTR-Mt.Olympus

    Fly northwest from the Wakefield Heliport over the Kahurangi National Park and into Golden Bay for a landing on Mt Olympus to view the strange pinnacle rock formations that were used to portray the rugged country “South of Rivendell.” It was here, as the nine rested and cooked a meal, that the crebain crows of Saruman, searching for news of the One Ring, spied the travellers below. Hurriedly extinguishing their fire they hid behind the pinnacles in an attempt to escape discovery.

    Sights:

    • Lord of the Rings film location!
    • Unique land forms, habitats, plant communities and wildlife
    • Native bush
    • Breathtaking mountain landscapes

  • LOTR Combo Site Tour

    First track northwest into Golden Bay for a landing on Mt Olympus to explore the site of “South of Rivendell.” Reboard the helicopter again to fly south towards Mt Owen, above the vast and untouched terrain that is the very heart of the Kahurangi National Park. Land once more to view the rocky landscape that became the “Exit from the Mines of Moria.” From here it is a short flight back to the Wakefield Heliport with views of Tasman Bay.

    Sights:

    • 2 x Lord of the Rings film locations!
    • Unique land forms, habitats, plant communities and wildlife
    • Native bush
    • Breathtaking mountain landscapes

     


  • Blue Lake Express

    “Rotomairewhenua” – Blue Lake is a small lake located in Nelson Lakes National Park, in the northern reaches of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Sacred to local Māori, it has the clearest natural fresh water in the world. This flight takes us south into the Nelson Lakes where we enjoy spectacular views of Lake Rotoiti.

    Please not that Blue Lake is protected wilderness area which we are only permitted to overfly only and not land at.

    This flights offers one Alpine landing and excellent photo opportunities.

    Sights :

    • Blue Lake – the world’s clearest lake
    • Unique land forms, habitats, plant communities and wildlife
    • Native bush
    • Breathtaking mountain landscapes

  • Abel Tasman Experience

    Take a flight over the golden-sand beaches and pristine waters of the Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand’s smallest National Park. Land for an optional lunch at Awaroa Lodge then take a stroll down the beach or swim in the clear waters of Awaroa Bay, before returning to our Wakefield Heliport via the coastline and the fertile growing region of the Moutere Valley.

    Sights :

    • Golden coastlines and beautiful beaches
    • Native bush and bird life

     


  • Marlborough Sounds Experience

    Truly appreciate this natural maze of waterways from above with our Marlborough Sounds heli-lunch. Your flight will enjoy views of the Richmond Ranges then overfly the Pelorus, Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sounds before landing at a lodge of your choice for a gourmet lunch. Should you wish to include a Marlborough Vineyard experience prior to or after your Marlborough Sounds experience, we can arrange this at an additional cost.

    Sights:

    • Native bush
    • Breathtaking waterways

     

 

 

 

 

Sturdy footwear and a warm jacket are essential.

 

 

 

 

Lord of the Ring - Mt. Owen :

  • Approximately 40 minutes flight time exploring the Kahurangi National Park
  • Two-way communication between you and your pilot
  • 1 x Mountain landing
  • Complimentary tea/coffee

Lord of Ring - Mt.Olympus :

  • Approximately 60 minutes flight time exploring the Kahurangi National Park
  • Two-way communication between you and your pilot
  • 1 x Mountain landings
  • Complimentary tea/coffee

Lord of the Ring - Combo Site Tour :

  • Approximately 90 minutes flight time exploring the Kahurangi National Park
  • Two-way communication between you and your pilot
  • 2 x Mountain landings
  • Complimentary tea/coffee

Blue Lake Express :

  • Approximately 60 minutes flight time exploring the Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Two-way communication between you and your pilot
  • 1 x Mountain landing
  • Complimentary tea/coffee

Abel Tasman Experience :

  • Approximately 50 minutes flight time over the Tasman Valley below and pristine Tasman coastline.
  • Two-way communication between you and your pilot
  • Optional lunch, bush walk or swim at Awaroa

Marlborough Sounds or Winery experience :     

  • Approximately 70 minutes flight time exploring the Marlborough Sounds
  • Two-way communication between you and your pilot
  • Optional Gourmet lunch at Bay of Many Coves Resort or wine testing and Vineyard Lunch.

 

 

 

All prices in $NZDLOTR -Mt.OwenLOTR - Mt. OlympusCombo Site TourBlue Lake ExpressAbel Tasman ExperienceMarlborough Sounds or Vineyard discovery
  From375500650625420 750

        Children under the age of two (2) fly free when seated in the lap of a paying adult.

        Children 24 months and over require an individual full-fare seat.

        Passengers over 250 lbs may be subject to weight restriction fee.

        Easy: Suitable for adults, children, and seniors.

        All prices are per person

 

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