5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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  • Location:Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Duration:20 minutes (approx.)

Christchurch Helicopter Tour

It is only from the air that you can only appreciate the scale of Christchurch City's devastation and recovery following the 2010 earthquake. This 20-minute helicopter tour flies over the crumbled tower of Christchurch Cathedral, the new sports stadium and other signs of the city’s rebuilding as you listen to your pilot's commentary. Your 20-minute flight also takes you to the spectacularly scenic Banks Peninsula, then back toward Christchurch over the suburbs of Sumner and Redcliffs.


  • 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

Christchurch Helicopter Tour

Christchurch City Helicopter Tour

Taking off from Christchurch Airport, see a bird’s-eye view of Christchurch’s road to recovery following the devastating 2010 earthquake.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

One of the best scenic flights I have ever been on. Great views and a good pilot with an interesting commentary.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

It was great and the instructor was awesome :)

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

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