Nelson Mountain Adventure Scenic Helicopter Flight

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Highlights & inclusions

View Tasman Bay
Aerial views towards the 3 National Parks
Snow landing during winter
View stunning scenery
Informative and friendly pilot
A unique and special experience
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Sat, Jul 13, 2024

What you can expect

Book a Nelson scenic helicopter flight for the best views of the picturesque alpine region with a mountain landing! Nelson on New Zealand’s South Island is known for its golden beaches, national parks and striking mountain ranges. See them up close on a 25 minute scenic helicopter flight over Tasman Bay amongst rolling farmland and remote mountain ranges. Listen in through the two-way radio to commentary provided from your pilot showcasing the Nelson region. The 40 minute experience includes a 25 minute flight time with a fantastic mountain landing in amongst the mountain ranges with amazing photo opportunities of the scenery. Visit during the winter months and you will be treated to views of snow capped mountain ranges.

Nelson Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flights are available daily from the Nelson Base at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Don't miss out on this popular Nelson activity! Book your scenic flight online here!


What you need to know

  • Fly over farmland and forested valleys into Nelson’s remote mountain ranges on a 25-minute scenic flight
  • Excellent photo opportunities and breathtaking views
  • Enjoy elevated views of the spectacular Tasman Bay and surrounding National Parks
  • This flight offers one Alpine landing throughout winter
  • Departures are available at 10am, 12pm and 2pm
  • Further departure times may be available, please call our friendly reservations team to discuss further departure times on 07 5592 2233
  • Approximately 25 minutes flight time
  • Departing from Reid Helicopters Nelson Base at 256 Eighty Eight Valley Road, Wakefield, Nelson
What To Bring
  • Windbreak jacket for landing in the cooler months
  • Sunglasses and sunhat
Additional Information
  • All flights are subject to change and weather conditions
  • Passengers over 250 lbs may be subject to weight restriction fee
  • Please note that Blue Lake is a protected wilderness area which we are only permitted to overfly
  • In the event of inclement weather your flight may have to be re-scheduled, you will be informed via telephone
  • Winter months are approximately July through September
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at the time of booking
  • Upon completion of the purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Need help?

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  • Help code: D2B-33BB
  • This experience is supplied by New Zealand South Island Scenic Helicopter Flights


Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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