Scenic Helicopter Flights and Experiences

New Zealand’s Central North Island has a wide range of activities and attractions to suit all ages and tastes.

We have developed a number of very special regional scenic helicopter flights which incorporate luxury travel and unique destinations.  If these don’t quite suit your particular requirements please let us know and we can develop a helicopter flight itinerary and experience just for you.

All prices are in $NZD, include GST, and require a minimum of two persons to book.

Depart from Hamilton Heliport OR Hamilton Gardens 

Experience the thrill of a helicopter ride above New Zealand’s largest inland city.
Take in the spectacular views of the international award winning Gardens and the mighty Waikato River.
Be amazed by the inspiring Waikato backdrop as you enjoy a comfortable 15 minute scenic flight around the city of Hamilton.

$395 per person

Depart from Hamilton Heliport OR Hamilton Gardens

Fly over beautiful Waikato countryside to get a bird’s eye view of the Te Uku wind farm and the tallest turbines in New Zealand.
See the stunning Bridal Veil Falls; a 55m plunge waterfall surrounded by bush clad hills.
Experience an up close flight by Mount Karioi, an extinct volcano, sited on the stunning and rugged West coast.
See popular and world famous surfing spots from the air before you fly over the quaint town of Raglan and its extensive inland harbour.
Your 40 minute scenic flight ends as you return to Hamilton but your memories will be with you forever.

$770 per person

zealong tea garden

The Ultimate High Tea Experience

Take a culinary journey and experience the world’s purest tea at New Zealand’s only tea plantation.

Arrive in style and tour the flourishing Zealong Tea Estate, enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and a luxurious high tea in this elegant setting. Flights from Hamilton include a city scenic tour and flight over the beautiful and international award winning Hamilton Gardens.

$450 per person from Hamilton Heliport
$1350 per person from Auckland


  • Lengthen your stay at Zealong with an a la carte lunch – enquire for price and more details

Country to Coast

Be sure you have your camera ready for this amazing trip!

Departing from Hamilton you will fly past Te Uku wind farm with the tallest turbines in New Zealand and over bush clad hills past Bridal Veil Falls; a stunning 55m plunge waterfall. Your flight will take you around Mount Karioi, a 2.4 million year old extinct volcano, to the rugged and jaw dropping West coast.

Landing in the coastal town of Raglan you will board a pontoon style catamaran for a one hour scenic harbour cruise. Enjoy a gourmet nibble platter served while you explore some of Whaingaroa harbour’s spectacular hidden secrets before returning to Hamilton with a scenic Waikato flight.

$995 per person from Hamilton Heliport


  • Fancy a spot of lunch while cruising the harbour? Upgrade for a gourmet BBQ lunch for an additional $95 pp
  • For a romantic experience; a cruise for two including fresh flowers, a beautiful lunch, champagne and a luxurious soak in the boat’s onboard hot tub! Enquire for price and more details

Journey Through Middle Earth

This unique double whammy is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Tolkien fans!

Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over beautiful Waikato countryside to the world famous Hobbiton™ Movie Set. Join a guided two-hour tour visiting Hobbit holes, Bag End, the Green Dragon and many other locations that featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Relax and soak up the Hobbiton atmosphere as you tuck into lunch at The Shires Rest before flying out over rolling green hills and onto the next part of your Middle Earth adventure; a private Hairy Feet Tour at Waitomo’s Denize Bluffs.

This stunning movie set location was chosen by Peter Jackson for An Unexpected Journey and features towering limestone cliffs, absolutely spectacular scenery and a primeval native forest, Your private tour will take you around this magical valley and your knowledgeable guide will give you plenty of photo opportunities before you take your relaxing flight back to Hamilton.

$1175 per person from Hamilton Heliport


  • Take a private Hobbiton tour and exclusive lunch in The Millhouse or The Green Dragon
  • Savour a luxury champagne picnic at the foot of majestic limestone cliffs, enquire for prices and more details

Wonders of Waikato

Be delighted and amazed on a scenic helicopter flight to some of the best attractions in New Zealand’s diverse and stunning central North Island.

Start the day with a scenic flight to Zealong Tea Estate for a tour and spectacular morning tea. Depart from New Zealand’s only tea plantation for a flight onto the wondrous Hobbiton™ Movie Set for a fun filled guided tour followed by lunch at The Shires Rest.

Sit back and relax for your afternoon flight which will take you to the heart of the spectacular Waitomo region for a walking tour through the majestic Cathedral Cave and a magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto. Canapes and bubbles will be served under a canopy of forest and sky, before you board the helicopter for your picturesque return flight.

$1250 per person from Hamilton Heliport
$3150 per person from Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua or Taupo with return flight to your choice of these locations

Upgrades are available at each location, please enquire for prices and more details.

Other Amazing Heli-Experiences

Helicorp specialise in building helicopter experiences that suit our client’s particular wishes and requirements.
If you’re still looking for some other ideas – check out these other options:

A day of indulgent luxury in the Coromandel

Summer special: Heli-Dining

Or contact us to discuss your preferences.

If you’re looking for gift ideas, then find out more about our gift vouchers.