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Lord of the Rings Mt Olympus, South of Rivendell

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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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Important Information
Departure Point
Reid Helicopters Nelson Base
Departure Time
On request
Duration
2h
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Landing and facility fees
  • National Park fees
Exclusions
  • Lunch (available at an extra cost)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed June 2, 2019

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,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Rachael R, Owner at Reid Helicopters Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

Thank you very much for your review and for being patient with the weather :)

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