North Otago Scenic Flights / Heli Biking

Heliventures provides a range of scenic flights around the South Island which capture New Zealand's most spectacular landscapes. From the stunning Mt. Cook, to the unique East Coast's Moeraki Boulders. Heliventures has a package to suit you.

North Otago Scenic Flight

Oamaru scenic flight

Flight time - 15 minutes. From $150 per person ex Oamaru*

North Otago has a varied landscape and this flight aims to show you some of what the region has to offer. Take off from our base at the Oamaru Airport and you will get a birds eye view of the Oamaru township and Parkside quarry where our iconic Whitestone is cut.

Heli-Jet Combo on the Waitaki River

Braided River Jet Boating

Flight time - 15 minutes. Jet Boat Ride 50 minutes. $249 per person*

We have teamed up with Braided River Jet Boating to create a package including a jet boat ride up the braided Waitaki River and a scenic flight to take in this stunning river from the air. Skim close to the Willow lined banks of the river and experience some thrilling turns with the wind in your hair. You may encounter the black-fronted tern -the most endangered species of tern, as well as pied stilt, spur-winged plovers, a variety of gulls, oystercatchers, and blue and white herons! Then take in the beauty of the river you have just boated from the air as you enjoy a flight which highlights the picturesque river braids, with views to the ocean and mountains to top your adventure off.

Ladybird Hill Vineyard Restaurant

ladybird Hill Vineyard Restaurant

Flight time - 1 hour. From $475 per person ex Oamaru*

Fly up the stunning Waitaki Valley taking in views of the mountains, braided Waitaki river and pristine lakes. Arrive at Omarama's premiere restaurant 'Ladybird Hill' where you can often see gliders in action whilst you enjoy a delicious meal in their Tuscan-style restaurant. Treat yourself to a wine tasting, sampling the Waitaki regions finest wines or take a stroll through the vineyard and feed the Trout in the ponds. This is a must do!

Coastal Scenic Flight

Coastal Scenic Flight

Flight time - 20 minutes. From $240 per person*

Head off from the Oamaru Harbor heli-pad and take in our world famous Moeraki Boulders from the air which are named on many global ‘must see lists’. Along the way you will see Oamaru’s historic precinct and penguin nesting areas, our stunning surf beach in Kakanui and a birds eye view of the rugged coastline and picturesque beaches between Oamaru and Moeraki.

On this flight you have the option to land at Fleur’s Restaurant in Moeraki for a seafood feast like no other. (P.O.A)

Naseby Indoor Curling

Naseby Indoor Curling

Allow 2.5-3 hours From $550 per person*

Fly over the rugged Kakanui Ranges to Naseby which is a historical gold mining town in the Maniatoto. You then have the chance to let your competitive side shine with a one and a half hour curling game at the indoor curling rink. You can then kick back and enjoy the glory of your win on the stunning flight home to Oamaru.

Mount Cook

Mount Cook scenic flight

Flight time - 2 hours 10 minutes, but allow 3 hours for a brief stop. From $1,045 per person*

Take this breath taking flight to view Aoraki/Mt Cook which is NZ's highest peak and on the way you will experience the stunning McKenzie country, the braided Waitaki River and Hydro Dams, and the turquoise Lake Pukaki. We can also arrange a ski plane flight to land you on the glacier weather permitting and at an additional cost.

Heli Biking

heli biking

Heliventures has teamed up with Vertical Ventures to bring those of you with an adventurous side heli-biking. We have access to Mt. Obie, Otematata Station and other awe inspiring parts of the North Otago region, with tracks to suit all abilities. Contact us today to discuss an option to suit your group.

Inland Scenic Flight

Inland Scenic Flight

Flight time - 30 minutes. From $240 per person*

Absorb the wonders which make Waitaki unique when you take off from the Harbour heli-pad. You will get a stunning view of the historic precint including the Oamaru Harbour and penguin colony, then head on to Parkside limestone quarry which is still producing Oamaru Stone today. The flight continues to our world famous Elephant Rocks where parts of ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ movie were filmed and enjoy the North Otago landscape along the way.


Helicopter transfers

Leather seated interior for ultimate comfort

Save time and enjoy every moment of your holiday by traveling in style with a stunning view from the air.

Oamaru - Dunedin or Dunedin - Oamaru
Flight time: 30 minutes $475 per person

Oamaru - Christchurch or Christchurch - Oamaru
Flight time: 1 hour 10 minutes $1,140 per person

Oamaru - Queenstown or Queenstown - Oamaru
Flight time: 50 minutes $950 per person

Oamaru - Milford Sound or Milford Sound - Oamaru
Flight time: 1 hour 50 minutes $1,805 per person

Heliventures can tailor any of these packages to suit your needs or you can create your own scenic flight and go wherever your heart desires!

*Note - All prices are based on a minimum of four people