Rakaia Glaciers

Get to know the real untouched New Zealand as you take off, heading west over the Canterbury Plains towards the well-known braided Waimakariri River. Notice the Craigieburn Basin come into view, a distinguished blockbuster film set, followed by the curious rock scape of Castle Hill. See the glisten of Lake Pearson as you fly by the Southern Alps' main divide, climbing up & over the ridgeline, to debut at the mighty Rakaia River. Without another aircraft in sight come to two of Canterbury's best kept secrets - the rarely visited Lyell and the Ramsay Glaciers due to their inaccessibility. Touch down to overwhelming 360 degree views, filled with staggeringly sharp mountaintops & turquoise waters of the the glacier lakes. Enjoy lunch in the amphitheatre of the outdoors without a single disruption. Reboard the helicopter, and fly downstream to more classic views of the high-country. Rise over the depths of Lake Coleridge and return over the Canterbury Plains, inbound for Christchurch.

per adult from

$2,704

NZD

Duration

3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • A light picnic lunch
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Pass By: Canterbury Region, Canterbury Region, South Island

      Take off over the gridded Canterbury Plains

      Pass By: Tasman Glacier, New Zealand

      See the beautiful Tasman Glaciers, New Zealand's largest glacier

      Pass By: Waimakariri River, Main North Road Canterbury Region New Zealand

      Fly towards the well-known braided Waimakariri River

      Pass By: Craigieburn, Craigieburn, Canterbury Region, South Island

      Notice the Craigieburn Basin come into view, a distinguished block buster film set

      Pass By: Castle Hill, Castle Hill, Canterbury Region, South Island

      See the curious rock-scape of Castle Hill

      Pass By: Lake Pearson, New Zealand

      Catch the glisten of Lake Pearson as you fly by the Southern Alps' main divide

      Pass By: Lake Coleridge, Methven 7572 New Zealand

      Rise over the depths of Lake Coleridge where one of New Zealand's first hydro-electric stations churns on

      Stop At: Rakaia, Rakaia, Canterbury Region, South Island

      Pass over the mighty Rakaia River and come to two of Canterbury's best kept secrets - the rarely visited Lyell and Ramsay Glaciers due to their inaccessibility. Touch down to overwhelming 360 degree views, filled with staggeringly sharp mountaintops and turquoise waters of the glacier lakes. Enjoy lunch in the ampitheatre of the outdoors without a single disruption.

      Duration: 30 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Christchurch Helicopters, 25 Aviation Drive Harewood Aviation Park, Christchurch International Airport, Christchurch 7676, New Zealand
      Departure Time :
      5/5/2020 - 10/23/2021
      Monday - Saturday:08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Most travelers can participate
      • Due to the length of this flight it is not recommended people with serious medical conditions
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Christchurch Helicopters

    Activity ID: V-249560P8

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