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Wharekauhau Helicopter Tour with 5-Course Lunch from Wellington

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Combine a gourmet lunch with a thrilling helicopter flight on this 3-hour tour from Wellington. Admire spectacular aerial views of the Cook Strait, Rimutaka Mountain Range, Orongorongo Valley, and Palliser Bay as you soar overhead on a helicopter, then touchdown to enjoy a delicious 5-course lunch with wine at the Wharekauhau Country Estate. This small-group tour is limited to six people and includes round-trip helicopter transfers from Wellington. 

What You'll Get

Make your own way to Queens Wharf in central Wellington in time for an 11.30am departure. After a safety briefing, board your helicopter and take off over the city from the waterfront helipad.

Fly north-east over Wellington's harbor, and enjoy spectacular views as you soar over the Rimutaka mountain range and the Orongorongo Valley. Listen to your pilot's on-board commentary as you swoop down over Palliser Bay, then come in to land at the Wharekauhau Country Estate. 

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by staff who will guide you to the Grand Lodge, where an elegant formal dining room flows through to an impressive country kitchen and conservatory. Wharekauhau pride themselves on provided an authentic farm-to-table experience, so you can rest assured that your lunch will be made with the finest, freshest local produce. In the stunning surroundings of the estate, tuck into a delicious 5-course lunch of gourmet cuisine, accompanied by carefully selected regional wines. 

After enjoying the awe-inspiring views and delicious food of the Wharekauhau Country Estate, your pilot will escort you back to the helicopter for the return journey. Taking an alternate route back to the city, soak up the dramatic scenery of the Pencarrow coast, with views that stretch all the way to the South Island and the Southern Alps on a clear day. 

Your tour ends back in Wellington around 2pm.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Subject to availability at the lodge
  • Minimum passenger numbers apply before a flight can proceed
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Round-trip transfers by helicopter
  • 5-course meal with a glass of wine at the Wharekauhau Country Estate
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes

  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point
Wellington waterfront, Queens Wharf

Departure Time
11:30 AM

3 hours

Return Details
Return to same departure location

Voucher Info
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.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

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.