Mackenzie Explorer, includes Alpine Landing

From NZD NZ$350.00
  • Duration: 30 Minutes (approx.)
  • Product code: TL - Mackenzie Explorer


*** If booking within 24 hours of departure, please call us on 0800 806 880 or email sales@airsafaris.co.nz ***


Our helicopter flights are exclusive and personal flights for individuals or family groups of up to 5 or 6 passengers at a time. 

Join us for an awesome experience showing off the very best of the Mackenzie with an alpine landing high on one of our local sheep stations to enjoy stunning views of Lake Tekapo and the mountains. 

Highlights include:

- Seeing the turquoise blue water of beautiful Lake Tekapo and the local rivers that fed into the lake.

- Flying around Lake Tekapo Village.

- Mt John Observatory.

- Mt Hay, Glenmore & Godley Peaks High Country Sheep Stations - see the family homesteads and higher up hill country where the merino sheep roam.

- Experience a wonderful alpine landing at 5500 feet (snow only in winter months, usually May - September)

- Lake Alexandrina with it’s fresh spring fed water contrasting starkly with glacial fed Lake Tekapo.

- Ancient glacial deposits including massive “erractics” left behind as ice melted during the last ice-age.


Departing Lake Tekapo only. 30 minutes duration. Flight is subject to a minimum of 4 passengers. We will work with individuals' schedules to combine groups where possible and may call and request to change the time of your booking. The helicopter is able to carry a maximum of 5 or 6 passengers, subject to weight restrictions. The pilot will determine the suitability of passengers in regards to aircraft weight limits at the time of the flight, and offer alternatives if required. Bookings of larger groups are welcomed, and flown as individual flights. There is a maximum weight restriction of 120kg per person.  Passengers are not permitted to carry any loose items on board the helicopter.


Children are between the ages of 3 and 13 years old inclusive. Infants are between the ages of 0 and 2 years old, and travel free on an adults lap.