Scenic flying in the heart of New Zealand
We love to fly! Philip's been backcountry flying for over 35 years and a visit to Lake Heron isn't complete without a scenic tour of the station's back blocks - or beyond. Nothing beats flying with a local!
We're in the heart of the South Island and we are surrounded by mountains and glaciers. Close on hand are views over New Zealand's most rugged alpine scenery.
We operate a Cessna 185 for our scenic flights and aircraft charters. Our base and airstrip are a 2-minute drive from Lake Heron Cottage.
Flights can be tailor-made or choose from the following;
Gardens of Eden and Allah
A 50-minute journey over the Arrowsmith Range and the evocatively named ice fields of the Gardens of Eden and Allah. This is heartland wilderness country on a grand scale and the names of the features - The Warrior, Red Lion, Battle-axe Col, Sentinel Peak, Angel Col - indicate the resistance they put up to early explorers.
$395 pp (3-4 people)
$590 pp (2 people)