A great way to view Mid-Canterbury's amazing scenery is by air and you get to choose between a helicopter, plane or hot air balloon for your scenic flight in the Methven region.
Scenic flights from Methven can take you to see some of New Zealand’s most beautiful landscapes including the snow capped Southern Alps, glaciers, braided rivers, back country lakes, rugged high country stations, the patchwork of paddocks across the Canterbury Plains, and the Lord of the Rings film location site.
Methven Helicopter Flights
As well as providing scenic flights and heli-taxi services, Mt Hutt Helicopters also offer a great range of helicopter adventures including jet boating, hunting, fishing, hiking and picnics.
Methven Fixed Wing Aircraft Flights
Air Rangitata, a family business located near Geraldine operate a high wing Cessna 206 aircraft in the area. With seating for five passengers the plane provides fantastic viewing and photo opportunities. Air Rangitata offer flexibility with flights and times and a Methven pick-up can be arranged.
Methven Hot Air Balloon Flights
Another popular way to view the local scenery is by a hot air balloon. Methven is acknowledged as one of the finest hot air ballooning locations in New Zealand, and Aoraki Balloon Safaris has been operating in the region for the last 18 years.