Sightseeing from a small plane or helicopter on a scenic flight will give you the ultimate view of New Zealand’s spectacular geography.
Glimpse the beautiful glaciers that tumble down from the peaks of the Southern Alps.Count the volcanic cones that are scattered across the face of Auckland. Appreciate the immensity of Lake Taupo, a supervolcano that’s just biding its time.
Flightseeing opportunities are concentrated in areas where the scenery is most extraordinary - Northland and Auckland, the central North Island, Canterbury, Queenstown, Fiordland and the West Coast.
Some operators combine airborne New Zealand sightseeing with ground explorations. At Mount Cook and Franz Josef, ski-plane operators make glacier landings, so that you can get out and feel the quiet solitude of the mountains. Another rare treat is a flight to watch the whales at Kaikoura. Or venture to White Island in the Bay of Plenty and experience walking on an active marine volcano.