Lord of the Rings scenic flight tour of Mt Olympus and South of Rivendell
Excursions & day trips

Lord of the Rings scenic flight tour of Mt Olympus and South of Rivendell

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Scenic helicopter flights to the Lord of the Rings film locations!
  • Enjoy landing on Mt Olympus to view the strange pinnacle rock formations
  • Go where the roads can't take you
What to expect

Scenic helicopter flights to the Lord of the Rings film locations! Fly northwest over the Kahurangi National Park and into Golden Bay for a landing on Mt Olympus to view the strange pinnacle rock formations that were used to portray the rugged country “South of Rivendell.” It was here, as the nine rested and cooked a meal, that the crebain crows of Saruman, searching for news of the One Ring, spied the travelers below. Hurriedly extinguishing their fire they hid behind the pinnacles in an attempt to escape discovery.

Mt Olympus sprouts rocky outcrops which over time have been eroded by weather to form incredible columnar shapes. It is an extremely remote location and can only be reached by helicopter. Approximately 50 minutes flight time exploring the Kahurangi National Park.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • 50 minutes flight exploring the Kahurangi National Park
    • 1 x Mountain landing
    • Live commentary in English
    Where

    Nelson Airport (NSN) 8 Dakota Street, Nelson Airport, Nelson 7011, New Zealand

    Meeting point:
    Helicopters Nelson Scenic Flights and Commercial Hire base
    What to remember
    • Price is per group. Group of 1-3 people will ride R44 helicopter and group of 1-6 people on Eurocopter
    • The maximum group of 1-3 people can be booked per booking is 1
    • The maximum group of 1-6 people can be booked per booking is 2
    • The flights are subject to change and weather conditions. If the weather conditions make flying unsafe on the day of the trip Helicopters Nelson will cancel the flight. This is at the pilot’s discretion and there is no charge in this situation. You will be informed via telephone
    • This tour operates with a maximum of 6 participants
    • Bring your camera!
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Helicopters Nelson New Zealand Top of the South
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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