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Lord of the Rings Mt Olympus, South of Rivendell provided by Helicopters Nelson New Zealand

Lord of the Rings Mt Olympus, South of Rivendell

Lord of the Rings Mt Olympus, South of Rivendell
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About
Included in this adventure • Approximately 60 minutes flight time exploring the Kahurangi National Park • Two-way communication between you and your pilot • 1 x Mountain landing SIGHTS: • Lord of the Rings film location! • Unique land forms, habitats, plant communities and wildlife • Native bush • Breathtaking mountain landscapes
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Fly northwest from our Wakefield Heliport 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 travellers 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. PLEASE NOTE: • Bring your camera! • Passengers over 250 lbs may be subject to weight restriction fee. • All flights are subject to change and weather conditions. 
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Call the number below and use the product code: 100747P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Private tour • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Landing and facility fees • National Park fees
Exclusions
Lunch (available at an extra cost)
Duration
2h
Departure details
Location Name: Reid Helicopters Nelson Base Location Address: 256 Eighty Eight Valley Road, Wakefield, 7052 Directions: From Nelson Drive south on State Highway 6 for about 25 minutes. You will pass through Richmond, Brightwater and then Wakefield. After passing Wakefield look for Eighty Eight Valley road (the first turn off on the left hand side). Now that you are in Eighty Eight Valley we are approximately 2.6km up the valley on the right hand side. Look for a Reid Helicopters sign at our entrance way, we are at the end of the drive in the hanger on top of the hill.
Nelson, Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island
Inclusions
Private tour • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Landing and facility fees • National Park fees
Exclusions
Lunch (available at an extra cost)
Departure details
Location Name: Reid Helicopters Nelson Base Location Address: 256 Eighty Eight Valley Road, Wakefield, 7052 Directions: From Nelson Drive south on State Highway 6 for about 25 minutes. You will pass through Richmond, Brightwater and then Wakefield. After passing Wakefield look for Eighty Eight Valley road (the first turn off on the left hand side). Now that you are in Eighty Eight Valley we are approximately 2.6km up the valley on the right hand side. Look for a Reid Helicopters sign at our entrance way, we are at the end of the drive in the hanger on top of the hill.
Nelson, Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island
Duration
2h
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infant rates apply if they occupy a seat
Adult pricing applies to all travellers
Bring a camera, wear a warm jacket and sturdy shoes
Physical activity level: Easy - Suitable for adults, children, and seniors.
Passengers over 250 lbs may be subject to a weight restriction fee.
Helicopter weight and balance changes with every flight because of individual passenger weights, luggage and the amount of fuel required. It is important that we have accurate body weights and luggage items from every passenger prior to flights commencing. CAA regulations require all passengers to declare their weight on check-in and if required, passengers and luggage will be weighed before the flight. If total passenger and luggage weights exceed the helicopters’ permissible allowance, the Pilot at his/her discretion will instruct an upgrade to a larger helicopter if possible where an additional charge will be applicable, or alternative arrangements may need to be made for passenger luggage.
If the weather conditions make flying unsafe on the day of the trip Reid Helicopters Nelson will cancel the flight. This is at the pilot’s discretion and there is no charge in this situation.
Cancellation within 30 days prior to the trip = 25% of total booking cost
Cancellation within 7 days prior to the trip = 75% of total booking cost
Within 48 hours of the trip commencing = 100% of total booking cost
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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The_fotobug
Palm Harbor, FL180 contributions
LOTR Must see!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Wonderful tour and chance to visit iconic location from The Lord of the Rings. I would recommend leaving sufficient time as the weather can be very variable which happened to us. Heavy rains prevented us from flying on our first booking, but the next morning, the fog lifted, the rain let up and the sun came out allowing us to visit My Olympus! The young pilot was very knowledgeable and handled the helicopter perfectly despite some cross winds on the way to the mountain. Highly recommended!
Written June 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your review and for being patient with the weather :)
Written June 24, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Helicopters Nelson New Zealand
ExplorerGG
ExplorerGG
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Very cool, highly recommend!
Right from the start of booking our flight with Sylvie we knew we were in good hands! Positive, professionail, frie
Kevin B
Kevin B
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Breathtaking
Our trip out with Toby was superb. Even the views from the hill top heliport were stunning before we started but on
11infrequenttraveler
11infrequenttraveler
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Gotta Go if You've Seen the Movies!
It's a must, beautiful scenic vistas - and takes you right back to when you saw it in the movie! Yes, you have to
11infrequenttraveler
11infrequenttraveler
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In Blenheim, the Visitor Center and Wine Depot are a great place to start!
The Wine Depot was fantastic. Michelle is knowledgeable and helpful. Her staff make it easy to taste the numerous
The_fotobug
The_fotobug
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Excellent service!
Fantastic for Lord of the Rings Fans to see and visit some of the iconic - and not easy to reach -filming locations
petepalmere
petepalmere
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Great experience!
My wife and I visited New Zealand in June 2019 with Red Carpet Tours, and this helicopter tour was provided as an o
anna9237
anna9237
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NZ Must-Do!
This was hands down one of the best parts of our trip. Such an amazing experience; especially for LOTR fans. Our pi
lcho2015
lcho2015
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Easter Weekend Heli Tour
Had a wonderful time flying over Kahurangi National Park, landed at LOTR location, lunch at beach, spotted a seal,
lippy2018
lippy2018
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Lunchtime helicopter scenic trip
Charlie (excellent) was our pilot for a stunning mountain top lunch experience on Mt Fell. A highly recommendable a
N595LDjosephh
N595LDjosephh
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Great helicopter ride to two Lord of the Rings sites
We took a helicopter tour of Mt. Owen and Mt. Olympus. These 2 mountains were the sites of some scenes from the Lor
Stephen C
Stephen C
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Fantastic arial tour
We thoroughly enjoyed our helicopter tour of the Abel Tasman National Park and the Kahurangi National Park. Our pil
Diane D
Diane D
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Highlight of our trip
Awesome experience. Two amazing trips with Charlie and Bill - what a way to see the stunning scenery of Mount Owen
FChapman
FChapman
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Spectacular ! Loved it and will definitely go again w Toby (Reid)
We left the itinerary to Toby and he delivered a phenomenal trip. Tea on a beautiful remote island, stunning scen
Getaway28468864320
Getaway28468864320
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Amazing!!!
Had the most amazing day with these guys! The scenery blew us away! Charlie was an awesome pilot. Thank you!!!!
Richard U
Richard U
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LOTR trip
This was an amazing experience. Charlie and Chris were very friendly and made booking the trip so easy. Chris was a