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Mackenzie Basin Scenic Helicopter Flight

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Child 0 - 12 years

The Best View of Pukaki

Mackenzie Basin has the highest classification as an area of significant beauty in New Zealand.

Take a scenic helicopter flight to explore the beauty as far as the eye can see.  From the majestic Southern Alps to the aqua coloured glacial lakes, to the twanny coloured tussock plains of the basin itself.

Take off from Pukaki Airport in Twizel enjoy a 35-minute spectacular scenic experience over the Mackenzie Region’s vastly beautiful landscape, vivid turquoise lakes, golden grasslands and the canal networks. Landing time on the Benmore Mountain Rage is included in the 35-minute trip experience.


  • Children 0 years old and over are child price and must have their own seat
  • Ages 13 years and older require an adult priced ticket

Helicopter – Minimum 4 adults
Child prices are for ages 0 – 12 years

INFANTS: The Civil Aviation Authority stipulates that we operate our aircraft in line with the manufacturers guidelines, one of these guidelines is that there is maximum number of passengers allowed on the aircraft, adult, child or infant. Therefore when an infant is booked on our flights and sits on the lap of a caregiver we are required to leave a seat free for this infant, thus the total maximum number of passengers remains the same. This is why you will see a charge for infants.