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South Pacific Helicopters

South Pacific Helicopters

We are the only owner operator in Kaikōura and you get to fly with him. Our goal is to share the beauty of Kaikōura, as well as the local our local residents, whales, dolphins & deals, which makes this place the best in the world for marine wildlife encounters. With every tour we convey our passion for this beautiful place and offer exceptional customer service to provide one-of-a-kind and unforgettable experiences. From Whale watching by air, Mountain landings, Marine biologist, Heli-rafting, Heli-picnic, Heli-hunting, Heli-weddings, and the most amazing luxury experience Matai Peak.
South Pacific Helicopters - F1 Experience

South Pacific Helicopters - F1 Experience

David Dicker’s Rodin Cars is located in beautiful Waiau, North Canterbury. This makes the experience of owning one of the most exciting new single-seat track cars, all the more exclusive. Escape reality for the fastest laps of your life & reimagine what freedom feels like. Fly in one of our premium Airbus helicopters to this slice of paradise. Rodin Cars will greet you and get you fitted into your own racing seat. Take a tour of the workshops and facilities and see first hand how they make these excellent race cars. Get up close and personal with the FZED and the F3. Enjoy a five star lunch, then you are off on the drivers experience. See the FZED on the racetrack, take passenger laps in...
South Pacific Helicopters - Heli Gin - Meet Mt Fyffe Distillery

South Pacific Helicopters - Heli Gin - Meet Mt Fyffe Distillery

Relax & enjoy a scenic flight while Daniel, our chief pilot and CEO, will educate you on the surroundings and land you on Mt Fyffe. Here you can inhale the fresh mountain air and meet New Zealand's newest gin maker, Justine Schroder, owner of Mt Fyffe Distillery. Justine will pour her premium gin and tell you the story as to how the award-winning gin was launched. Mt Fyffe Distillery is a small boutique distillery set on the foothills of Mt Fyffe, Kaikōura. Using botanics sourced from around their family farm and the local environment, led Justine to create two distinct blends of small batch artisan London dry gin; Woolshed Gin & Shearwater Gin. This package also includes a complimentary...
South Pacific Helicopters - Heli Hunting

South Pacific Helicopters - Heli Hunting

The Kaikōura region offers premier high-country alpine hunting for red deer, chamois, wild pigs and goats. Utilising South Pacific Helicopters EC130 we are able to take up to 6 hunters. Drop off and pick ups are available from a variety of different locations. We recommend that each party carries a personal locator beacon (PLB) or a Garmin in reach. Unsure of where to go? Our pilots have extensive local knowledge and flying experience providing safe access to remote wilderness areas. We are more than happy to advise you on the best hunting locations during each season and can recommend experienced local guides with confidence.
South Pacific Helicopters - Heli Rafting

South Pacific Helicopters - Heli Rafting

This half day heli-rafting tour starts at our helipads in Kaikōura then heads deep into the Clarence river reserve where you will get to experience parts of the Clarence river seldom explored. After weaving your way through the mountains the helicopter will then make a landing beside the river bed where you will meet your raft guides, who will guide you through the next part of your adventure. Following natures own highway, the rafting trip promises picturesque and ever changing scenery as you float on down through the gaping valleys of the reserve. Along the way you will get to experience gentle but fun grade 2 rapids, making it a perfect adventure for any family or group of friends of all...
South Pacific Helicopters - Heli Weddings

South Pacific Helicopters - Heli Weddings

The sky is the limit. Based in Kaikōura we are available for charter all over the Canterbury region, all year round. Our modern fleet consists of a 4 seater Airbus H120 and a 6 seater Airbus H130 which allows us to cater for groups large & small. We can guarantee a unique and memorable experience every time.
South Pacific Helicopters - Middlehurst Station Experience

South Pacific Helicopters - Middlehurst Station Experience

Located in the Awatere Valley, enjoy a scenic flight through both the Seaward and Inland Kaikōura ranges on route. Sit down to a beautiful lunch, made using local and farm produce, catered by Middlehurst's professionally trained private chef who has years of industry experience, working in acclaimed restaurants around the world. To top off your special day, enjoy a wool shed experience and Can-Am tour of the farm taking in the views from the top of the mountains and learning how Willie & Sue operate the cattle and day to day working of the farm. Enquire about upgrading to an overnight experience including afternoon platter after your farm tour, dinner with 2 complimentary drinks, amazing...
South Pacific Helicopters - Scenic Flights

South Pacific Helicopters - Scenic Flights

Discover the beauty of Kaikoura's coast and mountains from the air. Our unique scenery is second to none and what better way to see it than with a birds eye view. This is an incredible scenic tour which showcases Kaikoura like never seen before. From the comfort of the helicopter we can take you up close to see the Kaikoura Seaward ranges and Mt Fyffe. The flight also includes a mountain landing where you will get off the aircraft and enjoy the fresh New Zealand air. In Winter, this is a snow landing.
South Pacific Helicopters - Ultimate Adventure

South Pacific Helicopters - Ultimate Adventure

Kaikōura Ultimate Adventure is an incredible experience capturing the best of Kaikōura's magnificent vistas of coastal shores, picturesque landscapes, majestic mountain ranges, and diverse marine wildlife in a way only a helicopter can. This tour begins with whale watching. Heading out over the Kaikōura Whale Sanctuary and Hikurangi Marine Reserve to view the incredible wildlife found in Kaikōura’s waters. Experience the magnificent Sperm whale, which can be found here year-round. Kaikōura is also a migratory route for a variety of different whale and dolphin species such as the humpback whale, blue whale, southern right whale, killer whale, and more.
South Pacific Helicopters - Whale Watching

South Pacific Helicopters - Whale Watching

From our helipads located adjacent to the unique Kaikoura Whale Sanctuary we can have you airborne and searching within minutes for the amazing leviathans of the deep, the Sperm Whales that are resident in the Kaikoura region year round. During your experience with us you will be taken on a journey above one of New Zealand’s most unique areas, The Kaikoura Whale Sanctuary. There is also a chance to see the incredibly playful Dusky Dolphins and New Zealand Fur Seals which also call this sanctuary home. Our experiences also enable you to view the beautiful coastline and the spectacular Seaward Kaikoura mountains rising out of the ocean to over 2500 metres, on some of our flights we include a...
South Pacific Helicopters - Whales & Cray Tails & a Marine Biologist

South Pacific Helicopters - Whales & Cray Tails & a Marine Biologist

This tour starts with and in-depth talk at our base in Kaikōura about the diverse Marine biology that is found here in our amazing part of the world. Once this talk is complete we depart in our aircraft and head out to explore the Hikurangi Marine Reserve where the whales reside close to the Kaikōura coastline, during this time Krista will be happy to share her broad knowledge of all things marine with our guests and answer any questions they may have during the tour. Once this part of the experience has been completed we will head to Karaka lobster for a light lunch.
South Pacific Helicopters - Whales & Hapuku Kitchen

South Pacific Helicopters - Whales & Hapuku Kitchen

This tour combines a 30 minutes helicopter whale watching experience landing at Hapuku Kitchen where the owner & chef Fiona Read will greet you and the magic begins. The day begins with an introduction to the kitchen and the menu for the day. This is discussed over a cup of locally roasted coffee or a refreshing drink made from herbs and flowers from the garden. We’ll then embark on a wander around the Hapuku Kitchen property, foraging in the garden for fruit, vegetables and herbs. Once we have completed the harvest, we’ll return to the kitchen and as a group, prepare the various dishes that make up the menu. With help always at hand, you will learn many techniques and tricks on the...
Spey Creek

Spey Creek

The Spey Creek 'Ranch' offers an exclusive opportunity for guest to enjoy spending time in a place defined by natural isolation. Originally built as an exclusive hunting lodge, Spey Creek has developed into a year-round venue for people to reconnect with the land and nature. At night, the stars will capture your heart. Embrace those unique moments when you scale rugged terrain in search of the mighty red stag or fallow deer, the perfect sunrise or sunset, or a hidden lake or waterfall. You’ll find that quality and customer service is our number one objective. We work hard to exceed your expectations and we are very proud our zero waste policy and sustainable environmental practices. We look...
Standard Private Selwyn Wine Tour

Standard Private Selwyn Wine Tour

Our most popular Christchurch / Selwyn wine tour option starts with a pickup from one of our very friendly team members in our modern comfortable vehicles from locations of your choosing. Sit back and relax or put your music on via our bluetooth systems and get the party started while we drive out to Selwyn for your unforgettable Christchurch Wine Tour. You will get to experience 3 world class wineries with tastings at each. We will spend between 1 hour to 1 hour and a half at each winery. We don't want to limit your experience. We want to give you enough time to enjoy the wine, the scenery and to take as many pictures as you'd like. Lunch and other bonuses are included. We won't be...
Standard Private Waipara Wine Tour

Standard Private Waipara Wine Tour

Our most popular tour option starts with a pickup from one of our very friendly team members in our modern comfortable vehicles from locations of your choosing. Sit back and relax or put your music on via our bluetooth systems and get the party started while we drive you up to Waipara for your unforgettable Waipara Wine Tour. Once up in Waipara you will get to experience 3 world class wineries with tastings at each. We will spend between 1 hour to 1 hour and a half at each winery. We don't want to limit your experience. We want to give you enough time to enjoy the wine, the scenery and to take as many pictures as you'd like. Lunch and many others bonuses included. We won't be beaten...
Summer nights at He Puna Taimoana, New Brighton Hot Pools by the sea

Summer nights at He Puna Taimoana, New Brighton Hot Pools by the sea

Soak in stunning ocean views later throughout the warmer months, while immersed in our five luxurious hot pools in New Brighton, Christchurch. Join us from 8-10pm every Saturday night in summer (Oct-February). In need for recovery? Cool off with a dip in our plunge pool or step into our steam room and experience beachside views from the sauna for total relaxation. From casual tickets to memberships, we've got something for everyone.
Sunrise Soak at the hot pools by the sea - He Puna Taimoana

Sunrise Soak at the hot pools by the sea - He Puna Taimoana

Slowly the first golden rays of the sun edge above the eastern horizon, fingers of warmth touching your face as you close your eyes and soak deeper into the warm water surrounding you. Sip on your drink and enjoy stunning beach side views in the most unique, relaxing experience imaginable. Perfect for a special occasion, a well-deserved treat or a wonderful gift. Our Sunrise Soak is the ultimate in pampering and relaxation. Each package will include: 2-hour sunrise soak in our pools with unrestricted views of the sunrise, a luxurious robe to wear, a complimentary mocktail to enjoy as you soak and an optional guided meditation in the sauna, designed to leave you relaxed and refreshed.
Swimming with Dolphins (Black Cat Cruises)

Swimming with Dolphins (Black Cat Cruises)

Voted by Lonely Planet as one of the ‘Top 10 Marine Mammal Experiences in The World’! Swimming with Dolphins (Black Cat Cruises) is the ultimate dolphin experience, swimming in the wild with the endangered Hector’s Dolphin- the world’s rarest and smallest dolphin. Located in stunning Akaroa, just 90 minutes from Christchurch, it is the only place in the world where you can get up close with New Zealand’s Hector's dolphin. Our experience and dedication to our local environment delivers a New Zealand must-do activity. Operating year-round, everything is provided for your comfort and safety: - Purpose-built swimming boats - Wet suits - Masks - Changing facilities with hot...
Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre and Tours

Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre and Tours

Nau mai, haere mai - Welcome to Te Ana. Te Ana Māori Rock Art Centre - View the most significant collection of ancient Māori rock drawings in New Zealand at our tribal Rock Art Centre. Share the stories of Ngāi Tahu, both past and present, with our local guides. Hold an ancient moa bone, see the rock art come to life in the Cave of the Taniwha, or endure the attack of Pouakai the giant eagle. Te Ana Māori Rock Art Site Tours - Follow in the footsteps of our ancestors. Deepen your understanding of Māori rock art and Ngāi Tahu culture as our guides share the stories of our ancestors on the same trails that they once travelled. Journey with us to these special places and let the past come to...
Tekapo Springs Day Spa

Tekapo Springs Day Spa

Revitalise your body and recharge your mind in the beautiful, calm space of our Glacial Day Spa. Our expert staff are skilled in a wide range of treatments designed to enhance your health and wellbeing. Try an indulgent facial to reveal glowing, healthy skin or experience the healing benefits of a massage. Manicures, pedicures, waxing & tinting are also available. We’re proud to stock the certified organic Moana Skincare range. These beautiful products are handmade in New Zealand with the very best native botanicals and are nourishing for all skin types.
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