Enjoy an all-day tour of Central Otago’s stunning vineyards by Helicopter and Jeep Wrangler. Life is all about the journey and so why not arrive in style? Our unique tour enables you to visit more of Central Otago’s exclusive vineyards than ever before. Wind your way through the lakes and mountains of Central Otago before taking to the skies with the region's famed vineyards as your backdrop.
Start from Queenstown, Wanaka or Central Otago
Whether you're after a Queenstown get-away, an extended Wanaka winery lunch or want to explore deeper into the Central Otago wine subregions, this customisable winery package has something for everyone.
Support Local - Flying with a boutique local operator
Family-owned Heliview Flights is a boutique scenic helicopter business based in Cromwell, the heart of the Central Otago wine region, and specialises in customised vineyard tours of the region, departing from Queenstown, Wanaka and Cromwell.
Central Otago - the hottest wine region in New Zealand (in more ways than one)
Central Otago is the only continental climate wine region in New Zealand and a land of extremes, being the most southern, hottest, driest and highest wine growing region in NZ. This brutal landscape delivers purity, complexity and subregional variety in every glass and is the reason that Central Otago is home to some of the world’s best Pinot Noir, not to mention impressive, vivid white wines.
On a typical Heliview Heli Wine Tour, you will meet local wine wine makers who will take you through the wine making process. They’ve show you their craft from planting the vines and nurturing the fruit through to the optimal harvest time and the ideal storage conditions – before you of course sample the end product.
Diving deep into the heart of Central Otago
You will also learn how the area’s gold rush of the 1860’s continues to influence the terroir and thus the fruit.
To break up the day, non-wine related activities such as a visit to Highlands Motorsport Park, a local cherry orchard to pick some fruit or one of the many famous fruit stalls can be incorporated in this all-day excursion.
During your private helicopter flight, you will gain a bird’s eye view of the sub-regions and how the topography influences the individual vineyards below. An alpine landing adds another perspective of the sub-regions.
With Central Otago being the hottest wine growing region in New Zealand, what better way to travel between vineyards during the day than in an open-top Jeep Wrangler?
Chauffeured open-top Jeep Wrangler to travel between vineyards during the day
A la carte lunch at a winery restaurant
Exclusive alpine landing during your scenic helicopter flight
Up to 6 winery visists and wine tastings
Private scenic helicopter flight showcasing the Central Otago wine region from above
Luxury vehicle pickup and drop-off from your Queenstown, Wanaka or Cromwell accommodation
We will pick you up from your Queenstown, Wanaka or Cromwell accommodation. Please confirm the address with us when booking.
Minimum age for wine tasting ion NZ is 18 years. Passport or NZ Driving License required for ID. Overall weight limits apply to the helicopter which vary depending on the number of passengers. Please contact us directly to discuss any questions about your particular scenario.
Full refund if cancelled up to 7 days before activity starts.
Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.
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