Your route takes you over the Christchurch city center, with its vacant city blocks and building sites dotted with working cranes. See how hundreds of ruined buildings are being pulled down and rebuilt, changing the Christchurch skyline, and listen to your pilot’s explanatory commentary.
Fly over the poignant ruins of Christchurch Cathedral, and see the vision for the future at sites such as the new sports stadium.
See incredible holes left by landslides as you fly toward the coast, soaring over the port of Lyttelton and spectacular scenery of the Banks Peninsula.
Your route back to Christchurch takes you over the affluent suburbs of Sumner and Redcliffs, revealing the earthquake destruction experienced by locals living on the outskirts of Christchurch.
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Christchurch Helicopter Tour
- Live commentary from pilot
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Wheelchair accessible
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- Please bring a camera for photo opportunites
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Kathleen Anne D, February 2017
breathtakingly views over Christchurch with our wonderful pilot Jonno who gave us expert commentary throughout our flight. This was an unhurried flight you didn't feel like you were being hurried and he was happy to answer all questions and flew over the main parts of the coast and city. Now compared to other helicopter flights we have taken mainly in the U.S. this was excellent value for money and a must try experience.
Reviewed by: Mary K, June 2015
One of the best scenic flights I have ever been on. Great views and a good pilot with an interesting commentary.