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Tekapo Scenic Flights South Island Scenic Flights New Zealand Scenic Flights

Mackenzie explorer

See the turquoise blue water of beautiful Lake Tekapo and the local rivers that feed into the lake.

At a glance:

  • Price: NZ$275 Per Person

  • Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departs from: Tekapo Airport

  • Incudes Alpine Landing

  • Checkin no later than 20mins prior to departure

Book Now for an awesome experience showing off the very best of the Mackenzie with an alpine landing high on one of our local sheep stations to enjoy stunning views of Lake Tekapo and the mountains.

Highlights include:

  • Seeing the turquoise blue water of beautiful Lake Tekapo and the local rivers that fed into the lake.

  • Flying around Lake Tekapo Village.

  • Mt John Observatory.

  • Mt Hay, Glenmore & Godley Peaks High Country Sheep Stations - see the family homesteads and higher up hill country where the merino sheep roam.

  • Experience a wonderful alpine landing at 5500 feet (snow only in winter months, usually May - September)

  • Lake Alexandrina with it’s fresh spring fed water contrasting starkly with glacial fed Lake Tekapo.

  • Ancient glacial deposits including massive “erractics” left behind as ice melted during the last ice-age.

Minimum numbers apply. We will work with individuals' schedules to combine groups where possible. The helicopter is able to carry a maximum of 5 or 6 passengers, subject to weight restrictions. The pilot will determine the suitability of passengers in regards to aircraft weight limits at the time of the flight, and offer alternatives if required. Bookings of larger groups are welcomed, and flown as individual flights. There is a maximum weight restriction of 120kg per person.

This Flight is operated by:


Makenzie Explorer Helicopter Flight