- 20-minute scenic helicopter flight over Christchurch
- See the devastation caused by the 2010 earthquake from the air
- Photograph the Christchurch Cathedral rebuilding site and other aerial views
- Fly over the picturesque Banks Peninsula
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This Christchurch helicopter tour is not only a great opportunity to see the changing landscape of Christchurch but also to take in the beautiful views of the Banks Peninsula. Be sure to take your camera! There will be plenty of photo opportunities.
What You Can Expect
Your route takes you over the Christchurch city center, with its vacant city blocks and building sites dotted with working cranes. See how hundreds of ruined buildings are being pulled down and rebuilt, changing the Christchurch skyline, and listen to your pilot’s explanatory commentary.
Fly over the poignant ruins of Christchurch Cathedral, and see the vision for the future at sites such as the new sports stadium.
See incredible holes left by landslides as you fly toward the coast, soaring over the port of Lyttelton and spectacular scenery of the Banks Peninsula.
Your route back to Christchurch takes you over the affluent suburbs of Sumner and Redcliffs, revealing the earthquake destruction experienced by locals living on the outskirts of Christchurch.
It was great and the instructor was awesome :)
The weather was average but in the end the mist and cloud gave the trip more character. In fact, if the weather was any poorer, they said they'd cancel the trip and refund the costs.
The pilot was friendly and gave us some interesting commentary throughout the trip.
The chopper itself was modern and had heaps of glass so we got a great view of the city.
It really gives you a good perspective of the devastation of the city after the most recent earthquake.