Heli & Wine Tours

The most spectacular way to get around the vineyards of Central Otago. Travel by road in a luxury vehicle, and enjoy an exclusive helicopter ride by air. This premium experience will ensure you make the most of your time out in Central Otago wine country.

Premium Helicopter & Wine Experience

Discover New Zealand’s most scenic wine region in style. Take to the sky and explore the dramatic mountain ridges of the Southern Alps then tantalise your taste buds by tasting your way through the world’s southernmost wine producing region.

Relax and be chauffered in a luxury vehicle by an expert wine guide around the heart of the Central Otago wine region. After your first tasting experience, you will be met by your helicopter for a spectacular scenic flight over the wine country in an Airbus H120 helicopter. You will see the Central Otago wine subregions of Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell from above to give you an appreciation for the terrain and geographical relation of NZ’s southernmost wine growing area. Enjoy the personalised inflight commentary to learn more about how the extreme climate and gold mining past influence the award-winning wines that are produced here. An alpine landing at Slapjacks Point offers great views of the Southern Alps and the Cromwell Basin. Take time for photos, then continue on to land at the Cromwell base where your wine guide will meet you to continue your wine touring experience of the regions premium vineyards.

Enjoy an a la carte lunch showcasing regional cuisine and three tastings a premium vineyards.

We offer complimentary hotel transfers and flexibility to include alternative start times, additional inclusions or scenic stops.

Private Heli & Wine Tour Experience

5 hours - NZD $950 per adult, $139 per child

Be greeted at your accommodation by your specialist wine guide in a luxury vehicle. Sit back and take in scenic drive out to the Gibbston wine region. After your first tasting experience, you will by meet by your exclusive helicopter for an spectacular one-way, scenic flight over wine country in an Airbus H120 helicopter.

This stunning flight takes you to the back of the Remarkables mountain range with a landing on Slapjacks point. Take time for photos before continuing by to land to enjoy an a la carte lunch with wine and further tastings.

Tour runs from 10:30am - 3:30pm. Minimum of 2 people needed to book this tour.

  • Courtesy pick-up and drop-off in a luxury vehicle
  • Begin your private chauffeured journey to your first vineyard by road and enjoy an introduction to the wine region
  • Spectacular scenic flight with alpine landing (Slapjacks Point, Remarkables mountain range)
  • Take part in tastings at 3 premium vineyards from Gibbston and Bannockburn/Cromwell wine sub-regions
  • Enjoy an a la carte lunch at a vineyard restaurant with an accompanying glass of premium wine (typically Mt Difficulty)
  • Return home via historic Arrowtown
  • Full commentary led by an expert wine guide