New Zealand Scenic Flights

With huge, spectacular natural features and geographic wonders New Zealand is often best viewed from above.

Not surprisingly that is entirely possible with a multitude of scenic flight operators offering sightseeing trips and in many cases landings too.

Here are the main scenic flight operators with details of what they offer.

North Island Scenic Flights

Company Flights From Scenic Flights to    
Air Napier Napier Sightseeing flights around the Hawkes Bay area.
Flight Hauraki Auckland Aerial sightseeing trips around Auckland and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf
Island Air Charters Mount Maunganui Trips in Bay of Plenty area, Rotorua and volcanoes

Mountain Air

Tongariro National Park Around the volcanic, central part of the North Island including Tongariro
Salt Air Express Paihia Helcopter and plane scenic tours Cape Reinga, Kauri forests, Whitianga Harbour. Waipoua Forest, Bay of Islands. Based in Paihia


South Island Scenic Flights

Company Flights from  Scenic Flights To
Air Fiordland Queenstown Te Anau and Milford Sound
Air Milford Queenstown  Mt Cook, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound
Air Safaris Tekapo Mt Cook & Southern Alps,
Franz Josef, Tekapo, Glentanner plus Milford Sound                 
Air Wakatipu Queenstown  Mt Cook, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound
Air West Coast

Greymouth, Christchurch & Queenstown

Mt Cook, Glaciers, Milford Sound
Also flight to Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki
Canterbury Aviation
Christchurch Mt Cook, Glaciers, Milford Sound Queenstown
Glenorchy Air Glenorchy Milford Sound, Mt Cook, Glaciers, Lord of The Rings flights
Mainland Air Dunedin Large number of flights across southern part of South Island, Alps and Milford\Doubtful Sounds,
Southern Alps Air Wanaka Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring, Milford Sound