New Zealand from the skies... It would almost be a sin not to include at least one scenic flight in your trip around NZ. You will find some in each region in a helicopter, a light plane, a water plane or a hot air balloon. The options are numerous and the landscapes are incredibly varied from the seas, lakes and coastlines to the glaciers, volcanoes and mountains.
Because scenic flights are a well-developed activity in NZ, the tariffs are more affordable than in some destinations and the safety measures are very strict so you can be assured of flying securely. The flying possibilities do depend on the weather but our guests should feel assured that if their scenic flight happens to be cancelled we can replace it with an alternative flight in a different destination during their trip.
Read the articles below to find out about the scenic flights we have experienced first hand and would recommend.
Even though I call Auckland home this scenic flight truly blew me away. It’s the perfect option for anyone who is a little short on time and it allows you to see Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf in a way that no one else is able to, from both the harbour and the air.Find out more
Fifty minutes of pure happiness, this scenic flight is most definitely one of the most amazing on offer in NZ. The time just, ahem, flew by for us.Find out more
This itinerary is destined for any hiker who likes to have basic creature comforts while they undertake multi-day walks. We've also included some great adventures on the water and up in the air!Discover More
OUAT organised a great trip on the Hollyford Track. The lodges were wonderful with the most decisions food. The guides really knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you too Romain fo... - Susie and Alice Hoddell, UKRead all reviews