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  1. Akaroa Craft Distillery HeliGin Experience

    Akaroa Craft Distillery HeliGin Experience

    Take flight with Garden City Helicopters and experience the taste and tales of the Akaroa harbour, told in gin with Akaroa Craft Distillery. Take in unique views of Canterbury and Banks Peninsula from the air, look down on gathering grounds of the many botanicals that make up the flavours of the gin on sample. Every bottle sampled is a taste of Akaroa and surrounds. A short drive from the hilltop helipad to the Akaroa Craft Distillery Tasting House. Your tasting experience is followed by a food platter between two people whilst enjoying a G&T each. A complementary bottle per couple of Hector's Gin - Named after the Hector's Dolphins that swim off Akaroa, Hector's Gin comes in flavour...
  2. Akaroa to Christchurch - Cruise ship helicopter experiences

    Akaroa to Christchurch - Cruise ship helicopter experiences

    If you are looking to maximize your time off the cruise ship in Akaroa. A helicopter flight is the only way to go. See the fascinating views of Christchurch and Canterbury from above and see how the earthquake rebuild is changing the shape of the city. Picking you up from the wharf and returning you after your excursion. We have a variety of options or can tailor make an experience to suit your budget.
  3. Between the Vines - North Canterbury Helicopter Winery Tour

    Between the Vines - North Canterbury Helicopter Winery Tour

    Arrive at Garden City Helicopters Christchurch to board your awaiting helicopter. Sit back relax and enjoy your journey to the North Canterbury wine region in style and comfort. Make a grand entrance, landing between the vines to indulge your senses at 3 unique wineries. Experience tastings, each with their distinctive flavours and award winning blends. Experience the very best North Canterbury has to offer, and let us do the driving. Your 3 wineries visited could include: George Road Wines, Greystone Vineyard, Black Estate, Waipara Hills Winery, Bone Line, Pegasus Bay. Includes helicopter flights, wine tastings. Lunch option available upon request, not included in cost.
  4. Christchurch Helicopter Scenic Flights - Garden City Helicopters

    Christchurch Helicopter Scenic Flights - Garden City Helicopters

    Sit back and enjoy the sights of Christchurch and Canterbury, a vast variety of options to choose from such as: Take in views of Ōtautahi, Christchurch and bays. This evolving newest city in New Zealand constantly regenerating after the earthquakes of 2011. Indulge in the flavors of the North Canterbury wine region on our heli winery tours. Thrill your core with a helijet blast on the Waimakariri River. Look down on a whale from head to tail in the waters off Kaikōura. See the Southern Alps mountains up close, land in the snow to look across at Aoraki Mt Cook. A proposal or a romantic escape for the night, we have options for that intimate special occasion. Try to control a helicopter...
  5. Christchurch Helicopter Weddings - Love is in the Air

    Christchurch Helicopter Weddings - Love is in the Air

    Helicopters and romance are the perfect pairing – whisking away lovebirds to dream locations, capturing memories to share around the world. Let us help you to create that perfect day within the stunning landscape of Canterbury. Easy access to either an alpine elopement, or on the shores of a remote beautiful beach on Banks Peninsular. If transport to and from your venue is needed, we have a variety of aircraft for hire. Add that wow factor to your wedding by arriving in style. Wedding photos. We can help with suggestions on areas as stunning backdrops to capture your day.
  6. Garden City Helicopters

    Garden City Helicopters

    Join New Zealand’s most experienced and trusted Helicopter operator - Garden City Helicopters on an adventure to discover the very best scenery of Christchurch and Canterbury. Choose from any one of our helicopter adventure packages: City sights, whale watching, winery lunch, luxury lodge transfers, mountain top landings at altitude on a snowy mountain peak, view Aoraki Mount Cook up close, remote romantic picnic with a loved one, Akaroa HeliGin. Or let us help you create your perfect heli charter. Weddings & elopement packages available. Cooperate and Incentive specialists. Garden City Helicopters is a division of GCH Aviation.
  7. Garden City Helicopters - Christchurch City Scenic Flight

    Garden City Helicopters - Christchurch City Scenic Flight

    Otautahi, Christchurch is the city of exploration, where urban regeneration, Culture and heritage thrive. A city constantly evolving, giving visitors something new to explore. Your pilot will inform and entertain, whilst taking in views of the newest city in New Zealand, lush greenery of Hagley Park and Botanic Gardens. "The Garden City". The red zone of Christchurch, once filled with homes prior to the earthquakes is now a holistic project to connect people, river and land. Known as the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor project. Port Hills into Banks Peninsula a extinct volcano, making up Akaroa and Diamond Harbours. A coastline view of Pegasus Bay as you travel over Sumner Beach towards...
  8. GCH Aviation - Helicopter Experiences

    GCH Aviation - Helicopter Experiences

    GCH Aviation offer helicopter scenic flight experiences around New Zealand with bases in Christchurch, Kaikoura, Greymouth, Nelson and Wellington. 100% New Zealand family owned and operated company with over 39 years experience. Safe, affordable and convenient aviation solutions, helicopters , Private Jet Centre 24-hour FBO service and a Challenger 604 charter jet for national and international charter. GCH Aviation is the only New Zealand aviation company to be accepted as a Virtuoso supplier. Helicopters for FIT, MICE, incentive groups and corporate travel - let us help with your planning within your budget.
  9. GCH Aviation Helicopter Experiences - Kaikoura

    GCH Aviation Helicopter Experiences - Kaikoura

    Put yourself in the ultimate vantage point and explore Kaikoura and its many natural wonders by Helicopter. See an entire Whale from head to tail as we fly slow orbits above. Be amazed by large pods of Dolphins playing in the water. Explore the unique and rugged Kaikoura Coastline and fly through the towering peaks of the Kaikoura Seaward Ranges. Discover your sense of adventure by experiencing a heli-ATV adventure or a picnic at altitude. Incentive Groups and Corporate Travel -Reward employees, clients or business partners with the ultimate business trip. Itinerary planning assistance to help with budgeting for your unique experience. Weddings and Proposals - Let us take your special...
  10. Helijet - Garden City Helicopters Christchurch

    Helijet - Garden City Helicopters Christchurch

    If you thrive on excitement and adventure then the adrenaline overload heli-jet experience is perfect for you. After take-off you will enjoy views of Christchurch City and in the distance the spectacular Southern Alps as your pilot whisks you away to the banks of the Waimakariri River. Waiting for you will be the award-winning Alpine Jet Thrills team, ready to blast you down the magnificent braided river at great speed and under great control with their highly trained driver. Drift around the sweeping river bends in just a few centimeters of water and experience 360 degree spins whilst you immerse yourself in the magnificent landscape. Then it’s back on board for the return flight....
  11. Melton Estate Boutique Winery Lunch - Garden City Helicopters

    Melton Estate Boutique Winery Lunch - Garden City Helicopters

    Arrive in style by helicopter for a wonderful winery lunch and wine tasting. Melton Estate is a premier winery located in West Melton, surrounded by 12 acres of vines and beautiful gardens. Touch down amongst the vines and then enjoy a two course lunch accompanied by a wine tasting of 5 boutique wines. Your tasting will include the acclaimed “Summer Love Sparkling” – Canterbury favourite. After your lunch stroll around the vineyard or check out the Cellar Door.
  12. YouFly Trial Flight with Garden City Helicopters

    YouFly Trial Flight with Garden City Helicopters

    Fly your own helicopter with a Garden City Helicopters YouFly Trial Flight. Here's your chance to take off, at the controls of your very own helicopter. A Garden City Helicopters YouFly Trial Flight puts you safely behind the dual controls of helicopter for a 30 minute flight with a qualified flight instructor beside you the whole time guiding you through your take off, flight and landing. A unique flight experience as a one off or maybe the start of considering to train to a obtain a private pilots licence, or as a career as a commercial helicopter pilot. Garden City Helicopters is a division of GCH Aviation, Holders of CAA part 141 Aviation Training Organization Certificate.
  13. 4-Day Mt Cook Landscape Photography Masterclass

    4-Day Mt Cook Landscape Photography Masterclass

    Based at Mt Cook, our Landscape Masterclass Workshop is designed as an ideal programme to expand your skills as a landscape photographer. With Rob Brown and Richard Young as your tutors, you will learn to shoot a diverse range of subject matters including, mountains, glaciers, macro and nature photography and the night sky & astrophotography. Mt Cook has world-renowned clear skies with no light pollution, offering the chance to photograph the Milky Way above the Southern Alps. The workshop also includes a ski-plane flight over Mt Cook to do some aerial photography. We will base for 3 nights in the comfortable Hermitage Hotel in Mt Cook Village, with the use of a conference room for...
  14. 5 Day Tekapo, Pukaki, Mt Cook, Heli flight, E bikes, Stars, Massages, Hot Pools

    5 Day Tekapo, Pukaki, Mt Cook, Heli flight, E bikes, Stars, Massages, Hot Pools

    Four nights' accommodation at Lakestone Lodge. 60-minute helicopter ride around Aoraki Mt Cook or half day Tasman Glacier heli-hike for two people. 60-minute relaxation massage each. Lakestone Night Sky Experience for two. Personal guided two-hour High Country Hydro Tour. Tekapo Springs hot pool entry. Two electric bikes and helmet hire for one day. Arrival welcome cocktails and homemade chocolates. A bottle of Quartz Reef bubbly and hand made chocolates. Chef prepared three-course dinner each night of your stay. Daily cooked and continental breakfast. Lunch provided every day as picnics, gourmet platters or hot lunch at the Lodge.
  15. 8 Day Alpine Wonder Self-Guided GPS Motorcycle Tour

    8 Day Alpine Wonder Self-Guided GPS Motorcycle Tour

    South Pacific Motorcycle Tours provides superior motorcycle tours and rentals and is located in Christchurch, gateway to the stunning South Island. A boutique family-run company means you receive a personal and welcoming experience as well as a top quality motorcycle. Offering motorcycle rental, self-guided GPS tours and fully guided tours on BMW, Triumph, Harley Davidson, Honda, Suzuki and Royal Enfield motorcycles, South Pacific Motorcycle Tours will help create your trip of a lifetime. Ride New Zealand, live the dream.
  16. Abel Tasman Tramp & Kayak

    Abel Tasman Tramp & Kayak

    Enjoy native birdsong while wandering through lush native forests, emerge on to the soft golden sands of the many bays en route and enjoy a dip in the waters to refresh your body and soul. This is the best way to enjoy the beautiful Abel Tasman Coast track without the DOC huts and sleeping bags! Make your way to Mārahau (or Nelson) and we will take care of the rest.
  17. Adventure South NZ

    Adventure South NZ

    For over 25 years we've been delivering active holidays in some of New Zealand's most outstanding locations. From the top of the North to the bottom of the South, our range of introductory to challenging trips mean's there's an adventure for everyone. You'll find all the Kiwi classics like the Queen Charlotte Track, Old Ghost Road, Timber Trail, Alps 2 Ocean and Otago Central Rail Trail, as well as off the beaten track itineraries. Our value filled trips are fully supported and include all accommodation, meals, transport, guides, and many activities off the trail. From the planning stages to the adventure itself, we are committed to ensuring you have the best active holiday in NZ and...
  18. Akaroa Dolphins

    Akaroa Dolphins

    Let our friendly crew, including our dolphin spotting dogs, take you on a journey of discovery through the long history of Akaroa Harbour and its inhabitants. Our luxurious & stable, low-lying catamaran ensures you have a closer encounter with the Hector’s dolphins, as well as New Zealand fur seals, penguins, seabirds, sea caves and other spectacular volcanic formations. Over the past 12 months, we’ve had a 98% success rate with dolphin sightings. If you’re among the rare few who don’t see dolphins, you can cruise again with us for free. On arrival, you will be offered a complimentary drink, including award-winning New Zealand wine, beer, low & non-alcoholic options. On the way home you...
  19. Akaroa Habour Day Tour and Dolphin Cruise with Canterbury Trails

    Akaroa Habour Day Tour and Dolphin Cruise with Canterbury Trails

    Travel to Akaroa (New Zealand's only attempted French settlement). Pass through Banks Peninsula on the summit route which gives spectacular views. Arriving at Akaroa which sits in an ancient volcanic crater formed 6 million years ago. From the main wharf in boats depart for a Nature Cruise on the harbour. See Dolphins, penguins, seals, local bird life & learn more about the local history from your boat skipper. Explore the charming 175 year old harbour side village with it’s museum of settlers history, art & craft shops & studios before enjoying lunch at an award winning cafe. On the journey back to Christchurch we visit the Cheese Factory at Barry’s Bay. Courtesy city hotel/homestay...
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