Mt Owen Lord of the Rings scenic flight tour
Helicopter rides

Mt Owen Lord of the Rings scenic flight tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore Mt Owen's truly spectacular surroundings by helicopter
  • Enjoy landing on Mt Owen the official Lord of the Rings film location!
  • Unique land forms, habitats, plant communities and wildlife
What to expect

Fly southwest before entering the Kahurangi National Park for a landing on Mt Owen. Filming was undertaken here for 10 days with the result being one of the most moving moments in the film. It was here, distraught at the loss of Gandalf, the remaining members of the Fellowship escaped the mines and threw themselves to the ground in their grief. Mt Owen showcases some of the oldest rock in New Zealand and has priceless geological properties. As you ascend, a landscape of glaciated marble karst is exposed and you appreciate the challenges for a film crew working within the harsh alpine environment.

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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
    • 40 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
    • The 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 flight is 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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