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Take To The Air To Experience The Spectacular South Island

Take Your Holiday To New Heights

Ever had the dream you could fly? Soaring through the air like Superman? You’re not alone. Psychology suggests the dream means you’re craving freedom and an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The time has come to turn that dream into reality and take to the skies in The Central South Island!

Paragliding, helicopters or hot air balloons – the choice is yours. Whether you’re an adrenaline junky, a bucket lister or a classic seeker of thrills, take your next adventure to new heights across Central South Island!

Mid Canterbury Balloons Taken By Drone

Float Into The Sky, Mid Canterbury

Escape to a world of peace and tranquillity and float over Canterbury in a hot air balloon with Ballooning Canterbury. Rise above the plains with the sun and experience the calm and beautiful morning light like never before. Prepare for a hands-on experience and help inflate the balloon before take-off. This is a bucket list experience for a reason.

2136 Bealey Road, Hororata

Air Safaris Mount Cook

All Sorts Of Scenic Flights, Mackenzie

Jump on a scenic flight tour of the Mackenzie region for a mountain view otherwise restricted to experienced mountaineers. One of the longest running is Air Safaris, who offer the spectacular Grand Traverse – a 200km scenic flight taking in two World Heritage Parks, New Zealand’s highest mountains and largest glaciers, braided rivers and high-country sheep stations.

State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo

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Haast World Heritage Site By Air

Haast Scenic Flight, West Coast

Up close alpine scenery. Waterfalls. Hidden lakes. That’s what you’ll be surrounded by when touring the Haast World Heritage Area by helicopter. Spot dolphins along South Westland’s coastline on board the Coastal Flight, marvel at Fiordland National Park on the Milford Sound flight, or take the Glacier Spectacular for a rare glimpse of the country’s untouched glaciers.

Corner of Marks Road and State Highway 6, Haast

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Kaikoura Wings Over Whales Peninsula

Wings Over Whales, Kaikōura

Kaikōura’s nutrient-rich waters attract masses of marine wildlife, including a year-round population of Sperm Whale, making it one of the world’s best places for aerial wildlife sightseeing. Let Wings Over Whales take you on a journey as you orbit above nature’s largest animals from the comfort of your window seat.

Kaikoura Airport, State Highway 1

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Heli flies towards diamond harbor

GCH Aviation Scenic Flights, Christchurch 

GCH Aviation are at the top of their game when it comes to exploring Christchurch and Canterbury by air. Romantic heli rides to hilltops, wine flights to North Canterbury and journeys out into Banks Peninsula. Jump in one of their shiny helicopters out to Akaroa for a memorable way to get to this quaint French-settled town. 

73 Grays Road, Christchurch 

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