Best Scenic Flights in Kaikoura
Local Recommendations from our My Guide Christchurch team
What better way to appreciate the beauty of Canterbury, than to get up, up and away on one the many Scenic Flights in Christchurch? Whether it's a light plane, helicopter, or daring hot air balloon ride, your camera will struggle to keep up.
Christchurch Scenic Flights provide visitors with a unique aerial perspective of this green, pleasant land. You can book helicopter rides from most major tourist spots, including Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura and Christchurch. Zoom over the beginning of the Southern Alps, at Kaikoura, and follow their backbone west over Canterbury towards Mt Cook. Or try a coastal scenic flight from Akaroa, around the Bank Peninsula, over Christchurch and Kaikoura and down between the mountains. Go whale watching out over Kaikoura Bay, or decide your own itinerary of there's somewhere special you want to get to in a hurry. One of the most popular scenic flight options, are hot air balloon safaris. Drift over the mountains and valleys of Methven and Mt Hutt, where you might even get breakfast and champagne thrown in.