Discover what lies beyond Wellington City on this 40-minute South Coast Discovery helicopter flight. Fly west towards the majestic Makara Wind Farm before turning to the south. View the wild South Coast where seal colonies line the rugged shores. Karori Rock Lighthouse appears as a standing testament to the shipping dangers of Cook Strait.Allow 40-minutes for the experience (22-minute flight).
What You'll Get
Lifting off from the exclusive downtown Wellington helipad gives you a great perspective over this vibrant city and its surrounds. Instantly you will be able to spot key Wellington landmarks such as Te Papa, Westpac Stadium, Oriental Bay and more.
Flying further west towards the majestic Makara wind farm you start to experience the landscape beyond the city and the rolling hills separating it from the wild South Coast.
Upon reaching Ohau Point the helicopter will turn towards the southern coastline where seal colonies line the rugged shores.
A lighthouse stands as a testament to the shipping dangers of which the Cook Strait are well known for and marks the spot where weather dependent you will have the chance to land and enjoy an up close experience with the seals.
The helicopter will lift off once more soaring along the coastline. Out your window you can spot historic observation bunkers used in World War II, prior to turning inland to capture more of the city and its colorful buildings before landing back at Queens Wharf.
Flight time is approximately 22 minutes but please allow 40 minutes for the entire experience.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Children under three years are free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat
- Minimum passenger numbers apply before a flight can proceed
- Flights are subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- Headsets to hear the guide clearly
- Local taxes
- Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Wellington Helicopters in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.
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The Fine Print
7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.