Nelson, Rangiora, Christchurch, Golden Bay, Blenheim, Wellington, Masterton – between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours in each direction, to reach any of these destinations. Mt Cook is just over 2 hours away; combine a private charter flight, with a stop at Mt Cook and maybe a trip up onto their glaciers, before returning to Kaikoura the same day. If you only have a short time to experience New Zealand, a private charter flight could help you make the most of your trip. From $450/hr for up to 3 adults in our Piper Archer, or from $650/hr for up to 5 adults in our Piper Cherokee.
Kaikoura – Mt Fyffe – Blue Duck Valley – Peninsula – Earthquake Scenic
To appreciate the beauty and contrasts of Kaikoura, there is nothing better than seeing it from the air. Experience for yourself the stunning beauty of a place where mountains meet the sea, and marine life abounds.
Fly past Mt Fyffe, high above the Kaikoura township, taking in the beauty of the Seaward Kaikoura mountain range and Blue Duck Valley; then do some seal-spotting as we make our way back down the rugged Kaikoura coastline with its black sand beaches and breaking white surf. You may even spot large schools of fish on the way. See the changes to the landscape caused by the November 2016, 7.8 Earthquake.
Duration: 20 minute flight time
Price: $135 per person
Aircraft: Piper Cherokee 6 and Piper Cherokee Archer
Departure Location: Flights depart Kaikoura Airport, 627 Main South Road, Peketa (10mins drive south of the Kaikoura township)
Check-in: Please call us on the day of your booking for a pre-flight weather check, and arrive at the Kaikoura Airport 10 minutes prior to your flight
Conditions for all flights: Maximum weights may apply and all flights are weather dependent and at the pilot’s discretion. Minimum 2 passengers for per person flights – smaller bookings wait-listed to confirm. No minimum numbers for private charter flights.