Private Helicopter Flights (from $2000)

  • Heli scenic flights of the magical Marlborough Sounds, Vineyards, Whither Hills & Richmond Ranges or to the pristine Able Tasman region. Each trip is customised to your requirements ensuring that you have an unforgettable day
  • Transfers between Lodges or to your choice of destination such as Wellington to visit TePapa museum
  • Heli-Gourmet, for a dining experience unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, begin by boarding a luxurious helicopter from our garden and enjoy a scenic flight over this beautiful region on the way to your secluded destination within the Marlborough Sounds where a gourmet picnic style luncheon will be served or perhaps head into the alpine region with a visit to a high country sheep station and casual lunch or land on a remote beach and enjoy a BBQ lunch


Warbird Adventure Flights (from $2300 pp)

3 exhilaration flights experiences to choose from in a high- performance World War II Fighter Aircraft. Experience the adrenaline rush of 500klm/hr aerobatics in a newly overhauled V-12 powered Russian Yak 3


Combination Helicopter/Cruise/Fishing (POA)

  • Helicopter sightseeing flight over the Marlborough Sounds landing at Ship Cove (Captain Cooks first interaction with Maori in 1770 took place here) enjoy a picnic lunch at a secluded location and then return by water taxi stopping at the predator free Motuara Island Native Bird Sanctuary, where you will be guided by a conservationist, who will provide details on the native NZ birds, penguins, flora on the island and details on the abundant marine life that inhabit the waterways of the area such as Dolphins which you are likely to see on your return to Picton, Fur Seals, Gannets and other sea birds.
  • Departing from the gardens of the Lodge your luxury helicopter sightseeing tour of the magnificent Marlborough Sounds will take you over the many waters and rugged native bush clad hills that run down to the water’s edge. This remote area at the top of the South Island is predominantly uninhabited and its ever changing and rugged landscape make it quite spectacular. Landing on D’Urville Island (discovered in 1827 by French explorer which it is named after it is home to just 52 residents on its 150 sq klm expanse). This outer island of the Marlborough Sounds is where you get to try your luck at catching some of the local blue cod, we give a 99% chance of success of doing so and will not doubt have you reeling them in after just a few minutes! You will then be hosted to a casual BBQ lunch, which will include your freshly caught Blue Cod, seasonal salads and of course a glass of Marlborough wine. There will be time to relax and take in this remote beautiful location prior to boarding your helicopter. The return flight will take you over waterways, the Richmond Ranges and into the Wairau plans where you will see the extent of New Zealand’s largest wine growing region of NZ as you fly over the vast expanse of vineyards before landing back in the secluded gardens of the Marlborough Lodge

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What our customers say

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Extremely pleasant stay, regret we cannot stay longer, will recommend in all aspects to our travel agency.


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