Southern Alps Explorer

Price From $1690 2 hours
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Southern Alps Explorer

From $1690 per person
Discover the contrast of Canterbury with its vast plains and huge rivers, giving way to the massive peaks of the Southern Alps.

After take-off you will begin to see the vast tapestry that is the Canterbury Plains and in the distance your destination, the impressive Southern Alps.

Your pilot will guide you along the beautiful braided Waimakariri River, over the dramatic gorge and past Castle Hill, a film location of the first Narnia film. From here you will pick up the route of the historic TranzAlpine railway through to the upper reaches of the river and into the epic Arthur’s Pass National Park.

Experience spectacular mountain scenery, then land on a nearby summit and breathe in the fresh alpine air as you capture those precious moments on camera.


Allow 2 hours (approx 1.5 hours flying). Minimum passenger/fares are required for trip to depart.




  • Destination
  • Departure
    73 Grays Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8042
  • Included
    Helicopter Flight
    Scenic Flight
  • Not Included
    15 minute helicopter scenic flight
    4x4 Tour
    Accommodation Pickup and dropoff
    Airport Transfers
    All Meals
    Alpine Landing
    Barossa Valley
    Beach Landing
    Boat Tour
    Breakfast or Lunch
    Bungle Bungles
    Cable Car Trip
    Cape Leveque
    Coach Tour
    Cygnet Bay
    Dolphin Discovery
    Ferry Trip
    Full day Bus Tour
    Glacier Landing
    Great Barrier Reef
    Heart Reef
    Hiking Tour
    Horizontal Falls
    Jet Boat Tour
    Kakadu National Park
    Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
    Katherine Gorge
    Kayak Tour
    Kings Canyon
    Lunch (Full day only)
    Mount Maunganui
    Mt Conner
    No Booking or Credit Card Fees
    Optional Helicopter Flight (extra cost)
    Optional Lunch Stop (extra cost)
    Optional Winery Lunch (extra cost)
    Orakei Korako
    Port Arthur Harbour Cruise
    Rail Tour
    Rod and Tackle
    Uluru/Ayers Rock
    Volcano Landing
    Water and soft drinks
    Whale Watching
    Whitehaven Beach

Tour Location

73 Grays Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8042

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Flight is operated by Garden City Helicopters

Operator Contact Details:

Ph: +64 3-358 4360

Email: reception@helicopters.net.nz

  • Bookings are NOT Live Availability on REZDY
  • Flights require minimum 2x passengers to confirm, so if less, then operator will need to fit them in with another group.
  • If booking within 2-3 days of departure, or if you have only 1x passenger, give Garden City a call to conform time to book.
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