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Christchurch Scenic Helicopter Tour

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    Make your own way to Christchurch Airport to set off on your 20-minute helicopter tour of Christchurch and the Banks Peninsula. Once you’re buckled in, listen to the pilot’s commentary while you soar over the Christchurch city center, where evidence of the devastation from the  2010 and 2011 earthquakes remains. 
    Get a bird’s-eye view of Christchurch’s road to recovery as you look down upon vacant city blocks as well as ruined buildings that are being rebuilt along Christchurch’s ever-changing skyline.
    Your pilot points out the seriously damaged ChristChurch Cathedral, and the nearby Transitional Cathedral that has taken its place. Fly over the new sports stadium and learn about the city’s vision for its future.
    Flying toward the coast, hover over Lyttelton Harbour (Whakaraupo) before taking in the volcano-formed coves and bays of the Banks Peninsula from above. The return route skims the outskirts of Christchurch, including the suburbs of Sumner and Redcliffs, whose affluent locals also experienced the destruction from New Zealand’s second deadliest natural disaster.
    End your helicopter tour back at the starting point, with newfound appreciation for this historic city rising from the ashes.
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    Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

    We a family of 3 took a Christchurch scenic flight with Garden City Helicopters. We had wonderful views of the city, the Peninsula Bay and Southern Alps (from far). The flight was smooth during the entire journey and our Pilot Jordan gave a commentary briefing...More

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    Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

    Great flight. Saw lots of the Christchurch sites. Jordan was very informative, safety conscious, and made sure we were comfortable throughout the flight. Would highly recommend, especially for tourists.

    Thank falconface
    Alison F, Director of Sales at Garden City Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019

    Hello and thanks so much for taking the time to write this review on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the experience and will make sure to pass on your comments to Jordan. best wishes

    Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

    This was a Christmas present from the hubby. The tour was perfect on a lovely day. Johnathan, our pilot had a great sense of humor and had heaps to tell us as he helped us pin point what we were seeing. Might be time to...More

    Thank Smashley2013
    Alison F, Director of Sales at Garden City Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019

    Many thanks for your review. We certainly hope to see you again for a scenic picnic trip in the not too distant future. best wishes

    Reviewed July 14, 2018

    Was a fantastic day for flying. Always wanted to fly in a chopper and wasn't disappointed. Will definately do it again. Jonathon was a great guy and kept us entertained all the way.More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Bikedreamer
    Alison F, Director of Sales at Garden City Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2018

    Hello Bikedreamer, thank you very much for taking time out to write this review on Trip Advisor. So pleased to hear you will be coming back to experience another of our wonderful flight experiences and will make sure to let Jonathon know he comes highly...More

    Reviewed July 6, 2018

    My mother and I did this tour as our Mother's Day present and I can highly recommend it to others. Our pilot, Jordan, was fantastic and took it very easy as my mother is a bot of a nervous flyer. Seeing the city from the...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank RochelleG225
    Alison F, Director of Sales at Garden City Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2018

    Dear Rochelle, Thank you for your lovely review and so great to hear you will be coming back to see us. We cant wait to show you more of what Christchurch and Canterbury has to offer from the air. kind regards

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