Catlins Coastal Helicopter Tour from Queenstown. The Catlins Coastal Helicopter tour takes you for a 6-hour unique wildlife experience on the remote Southern coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Your private helicopter charter for up to 6 guests will have you flying south over beautiful Lake Wakatipu past the Hector Mountains and over the Southland plains, where you will see lots of sheep and cattle dotting the fertile farmland below before you meet the Southern Coast of New Zealand and the Catlins Conservation area. Not only do you get to experience our diverse landscapes but you also will see some of our amazing wildlife....seals, sea lions, a breeding colony of gannets, Royal Albatross, the yellow-eyed penguins, and the blue penguins.You will also be treated to a stunning wine and food experience for lunch which showcases locally sourced fresh food and exquisite wine.

Catlins Coastal Helicopter Tour from Queenstown - Queenstown, New Zealand

Helicopter Tour
Duration:6 hours
Price: Starting from $12185.00 per person
The Catlins Coastal Helicopter tour takes you for a 6-hour unique wildlife experience on the remote Southern coast of New Zealand’s South Island.
Your private helicopter charter for up to 6 guests will have you flying south over beautiful Lake Wakatipu past the Hector Mountains and over the Southland plains, where you will see lots of sheep and cattle dotting the fertile farmland below before you meet the Southern Coast of New Zealand and the Catlins Conservation area.
Not only do you get to experience our diverse landscapes but you also will see some of our amazing wildlife....seals, sea lions, a breeding colony of gannets, Royal Albatross, the yellow-eyed penguins, and the blue penguins.You will also be treated to a stunning wine and food experience for lunch which showcases locally sourced fresh food and exquisite wine.
The Catlins Coastal Helicopter tour takes you for a 6-hour unique wildlife experience on the remote Southern coast of New Zealand’s South Island.
Your private helicopter charter for up to 6 guests will have you flying south over beautiful Lake Wakatipu past the Hector Mountains and over the Southland plains, where you will see lots of sheep and cattle dotting the fertile farmland below before you meet the Southern Coast of New Zealand and the Catlins Conservation area.
Not only do you get to experience our diverse landscapes but you also will see some of our amazing wildlife....seals, sea lions, a breeding colony of gannets, Royal Albatross, the yellow-eyed penguins, and the blue penguins.You will also be treated to a stunning wine and food experience for lunch which showcases locally sourced fresh food and exquisite wine.

Your tour begins with an 8.30am pickup from your Queenstown hotel and a short transfer to the helipad. After meeting your pilot and listening to the safety briefing, jump aboard and take off over Queenstown towards the southern coast of New Zealand. 
The landscape changes to dense native bush as we head towards the Catlins Conservation area.  Land near the famous Cathedral Caves to explore a series of majestic sea caves that have been formed by the waves over thousands of years, before continuing up the coast to Jack’s blowhole. We’ll look for seals and sea lions playing in the rock pools below the beautiful lighthouse at Nugget Point. Located on a steep headland surrounded by a scattering of rocky islets (known as the Nuggets), this lighthouse is part of one of the most distinctive landforms along the Otago coast.
Nugget Point is also home to sooty shearwaters, shags, yellow-eyed penguins, spoonbills, and a breeding colony of gannets. Elephant seals and leopard seals also occasionally visit the area. If you watch the water for a while, you might be lucky enough to see some Hector’s dolphins playing in the waves.
From here we’ll head north over Dunedin to the rugged Otago Peninsula, where we will land and have the opportunity to get up close to see the Royal Albatross, the yellow-eyed penguins, and the blue penguins.You will be treated to a stunning wine and food experience for lunch which showcases locally sourced fresh food and exquisite wine.Finally, enjoy the breathtaking Central Otago landscape as we head back. We’ll touch down for a final alpine landing to take some photos on the snow before then heading back to your hotel in Queenstown at about 3pm.

 

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