Heli & Wine tours

Start with a spectacular one-way, scenic flight into the Remarkables Mountains. Enjoy an alpine landing, then continue on to your chosen wine region and enjoy the taste of premium wines that put Central Otago on the map.

Private Helicopter & Wine Tours

Helicopter wine touring brings together the essence of the exquisite tastes and grandeur of Central Otago in one breathtaking package. Hosted by an expert wine guide,  discover Central Otago in style.

We have two tour options available – our Premium Half Day visiting 3 vineyards with lunch in the Gibbston region, or our Exclusive Full Day travels further afield to the Bannockburn region visiting 4 vineyards and enjoying a gourmet lunch at Mt Difficulty.

    Premium Half Day Heli & Wine Tour

    5 hours - $999 per person

    This tour starts with a spectacular one-way, scenic flight in a luxury, 5-seater Hughes MD500 Helicopter. This stunning flight takes you high into the Remarkables Mountains for an alpine landing, time for photos then continuing on to land at a vineyard in Gibbston.

    • An Appellation guide greets you at the vineyard and begins your private chauffeured journey by road. This tour also includes:
    • Courtesy pick-up and drop-off in own luxury vehicle
    • Tastings at 3 premium vineyards
    • A gourmet platter lunch and glass of premium wine
    • An exclusive wine tasting with a local winemaker or vineyard owner
    • An optional visit to historic Arrowtown
    • Specialist wine guide

    Exclusive Full Day Heli & Wine Tour

    7 hours - $1499 per person

    Departing Queenstown mid-morning with a scenic heli-flight into the Remarkables.

    From there the heli-flight takes an extended flight through the Remarkables and cruising at altitude reveals the gorges and valleys between Queenstown and Bannockburn to arrive in the heart of the wine region. 

    An Appellation guide meets you at the Bannockburn vineyard and begins your private, chauffeured journey throughout Cromwell, Bannockburn and the Gibbston wine regions. The tour also includes:

    • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off in own luxury vehicle
    • An exclusive wine tasting with a local winemaker or vineyard owner
    • Tastings at 4 premium vineyards
    • Cheese and wine pairing at local vineyard
    • A la carte main course lunch at Mt Difficulty, together with a glass of premium wine
    • An optional visit to either Old Cromwell Town or Arrowtown
    • Specialist wine guide