Canterbury Aviation offers a wide range of scenic flights from Christchurch in Cessna 206 and 185 aircraft carrying up to 5 passengers. If you're short of time and wish to take in some of the majestic mountains and fiords of New Zealand, these flights are an excellent choice. Canterbury Aviation can take you to Milford Sound from Christchurch in 2 hours!
- Mount Cook and Alpine Glaciers - Half Day Scenic Tour from Christchurch over the patchwork Canterbury Plains with its braided rivers to the majestic Southern Alps. Spectacular views of Mt Cook and the surrounding National Park, including the Fox, Franz Josef and the Tasman glaciers and landing at Glentanner Park near the entry to Mt Cook National Park. Take a Glacier Explorer Boat Tour or a helicopter snow landing flight. Return to Christchurch via fly the picturesque Mackenzie Basin with its remarkable blue hydro lakes and vast tussock-lands.
- Kaikoura Whalewatching - Half day return flight from Christchurch to Kaikoura combined with a Whalewatch or Dolphin boat trip. A unique opportunity to see the world's largest mammals in their natural environment along with friendly dolphins, seals and other marine creatures.
- Full day Tour from Christchurch to Milford Sound departing Christchurch, flying around Mt Cook (NZ highest mountain) and the surrounding National Park including the Fox, Franz Josef and Tasman glaciers before continuing down the wild wilderness of the West Coast to the Fiordland World Heritage National Park. Fly the full length of the stunning Milford Sound with its sheer rock walls, waterfalls and world famous Mitre Peak. Once landed, take a walk or 1hr 45min boat cruise on Milford Sound. Departing Milford, flying past the Sutherland Fall and Lake Quill, across to Queenstown where you have an optional landing and returning to Christchurch is via the tussock lands of the Mackenzie Country with its remarkable blue hydro lakes and the patchwork Canterbury Plains.