HELiPRO World in a Day
This is the Ultimate trip of a life time! There is only one way to really experience the splendour of New Zealand's famous South Island scenery - by helicopter. A large proportion of this sparsely populated wilderness is completely inaccessible, unless you have a month and a very strong pair of hiking boots, or you take our 'HELiPRO World in a Day' tour.
This unique island between two oceans, about half the size of California, has many rivers, lakes, rainforests, glaciers, snow covered mountain peaks, beaches, waterfalls and fiords. Wildlife species such as deer, chamois and the rare Himalayan Thar can often be seen. You board your helicopter in Christchurch and fly over the Canterbury Plains to the amazing Waimakariri Gorge, a steep sided river canyon that is your gateway to the Southern Alps. The next stage of the journey takes you to a mountaintop in the heart of the Southern Alps - passing lakes, icefalls and waterfalls on the way. You will experience landing at high altitude, spectacular 360-degree views, the famous Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, along with New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki Mount Cook. You will stop on a beautiful isolated West Coast beach for a gourmet picnic. More spectacular scenery will be on menu for the flight back to the East Coast. We have a DVD available to show you a fraction of what you will experience on this truly 'once in a lifetime' trip.
Allow a full day for this once in a lifetime tour - flight time is approximately 4 hours but there are plenty of stops along the way (don't forget a camera)
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