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Nelson: Helicopter Flight with Mountain Landing & Bay Views

1. Nelson: Helicopter Flight with Mountain Landing & Bay Views

From our convenient base at Nelson Airport, board your private helicopter for a 30 minute flight of Nelson, landing at high altitude to take in the stunning surrounds of Tasman Bay and the National Parks. You will have two-way communication with your pilot who will point out landmarks and answer your questions. After landing at high altitude, the helicopter will shut down and your pilot will escort you to the best viewing spots for photos. After you've taken in the sights, you will re-board your helicopter and be returned to our base.

From Nelson: Marlborough Sounds Scenic Helicopter Flight

2. From Nelson: Marlborough Sounds Scenic Helicopter Flight

Discover the beautiful Marlborough Sounds as you take a scenic helicopter flight from nearby Nelson. Admire the scenery and land on your choice of either a beach or mountain top before you return. Board your private helicopter at the activity provider's base at Nelson Airport and set off on a scenic flight to the Marlborough Sounds. Follow the coastline on the way as your pilot points out landmarks via two-way headset communication. Admire the natural beauty of the Marlborough Sounds from above. Look out over the Pelorus, Kenepuru, and Queen Charlotte Sounds, enjoying views of this pristine natural environment. Land at your choice of either a beach or mountain top before you return to the meeting point.

Nelson: Kahurangi National Park and Mt Owen Helicopter Tour

3. Nelson: Kahurangi National Park and Mt Owen Helicopter Tour

From Nelson Airport, fly southwest before entering the Kahurangi National Park for a landing on Mt Owen. Filming for Lord of the Rings was undertaken here for 10 days with the result being one of the most moving moments in the film. It was here, distraught at the loss of Gandalf, the remaining members of the Fellowship escaped the mines and threw themselves to the ground in their grief. Mt Owen showcases some of the oldest rock in New Zealand and has priceless geological properties. As you ascend, a landscape of glaciated marble karst is exposed and you appreciate the challenges for film crew working within the harsh alpine environment. Your pilot will guide you and allow time for plenty of photos and for soaking in the atmosphere of this unique location. Re-board your helicopter for the return flight back to Nelson Airport. A flight of a lifetime you won't forget.

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