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Scenic Flights Across the Top of the South with Helicopters Nelson

There’s no better way to experience the amazing National Parks, golden coastlines and spectacular mountain scenery of our region than with a Helicopters Nelson scenic flight.  The Top of The South boasts some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in New Zealand, so whatever your time frame or preference, we have the perfect scenic flight for you. Drop in for a gourmet lunch at one of our boutique vineyards, immerse yourself in the magical scenery brought to life by Peter Jackson in Lord of The Rings, or take to the skies to see the clearest lake in the world – Rotomairewhenua (The Blue Lake), in the Nelson Lakes National Park. Adventure into pristine back-country rivers for a spot of trout fishing or even enjoy a three course lunch prepared by your personal chef on D’Urville Island.

Your scenic flight adventure starts here… the only problem is, which flight to choose?

Our Scenic Flight Options

All our 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.

Mt Owen Helicopter Flights

The Ultimate Lord of the Rings – Combo Tour

Combine the Mt Olympus and Mt Owen tours for the ultimate Lord of the Rings Experience!…

Lord Of The Rings – Mt Olympus, South Of Rivendell

Lord of the Rings – Mt Olympus, South of Rivendell

Fly northwest from our Wakefield Heliport over the Kahurangi National Park and into Golden Bay for a…

Lord Of The Rings – Mt Owen, The Mines Of Moria

Lord of the Rings – Mt Owen, Exit from the Mines of Moria

Explore Mt Owens truly spectacular surroundings Fly southwest from our Wakefield Heliport before entering the Kahurangi…

Nelson Mountain Adventure

Nelson Mountain Adventure

Helicopter Scenic Flights Fly over farmland and forested valleys into Nelson’s remote mountain ranges.  Enjoy elevated…

Abel Tasman National Park – Helicopter Experience

Abel Tasman Experience

Take a flight over the golden-sand beaches and pristine waters of the Abel Tasman National Park,…

Marlborough Vineyard Tours & Scenic Flight

Marlborough Vineyard Discoverer

Marlborough Vineyard Tours Enjoy a scenic flight over the Mt Richmond Forest Park with a mountain…

Marlborough Sounds Experience

Marlborough Sounds Experience

Fine dining in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds Truly appreciate this natural maze of waterways…

Rotomairewhenua / Blue Lake – Nelson Lakes National Park

Blue Lake Express

Rotomairewhenua / Blue Lake – The Clearest Lake in the World “Rotomairewhenua” – Blue Lake is…

More Tours

If you’re looking for something with a little more adrenaline or action for your helicopter flight, then maybe one of our Heli-Adventures will be just the thing. From biking, to tramping or fishing, we can pack your day with action.


Perhaps you have a particular destination in mind, or you’re planning a special occasion and a helicopter flight would add the final touch. Together we can plan your ultimate charter.



All flights are weather dependent and selected routes are flown at the pilot’s discretion. Prices are quoted in New Zealand dollars and are GST inclusive.

Cancellations by Helicopters Nelson:
If the weather conditions make flying unsafe on the day of the trip Helicopters Nelson will cancel the flight. This is the pilot’s decision and there is no charge in this situation.

Cancellation by the customer:
Cancellation within 30 days prior to trip – 25% of total booking cost. Cancellation within 48 hours prior to trip – 50% of total booking cost. Cancellation within 48 hours of the trip – 100% of total booking cost.

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