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Luxury Helicopter Experiences – Christchurch & Canterbury

Let us create the ultimate heli experience so you can celebrate your special occasion in luxurious style. Perfect for proposals, engagement celebrations, elopements, anniversaries or a lovers lunch date.

Beginning with a personal planning consultation, every package is designed to suit your unique requirements with luxury and romance at the centre of every bespoke detail.

Take off with Garden City Helicopters (from the GCH Aviation base in Christchurch) on an exclusive scenic flight over the diverse Canterbury landscape before landing in the intimate location of your choosing, to a beautifully styled and gourmet picnic.

Our heli experience landing locations, in Canterbury, have been chosen for their unique scenery, stunning picnic and elopement spots and their proximity to boutique accommodation should you wish to make a night of it. Locations currently include Dancing on Moonlight Farm in Swannanoa (approximate flight time: 10 min), Waipuna Estate in Tai Tapu (approximate flight time: 12 min), French Farm in Akaroa (approximate flight time: 20 min) and Tipapa Estate in Greta Valley (approximate flight time: 30 min) with more exclusive locations being added in early 2021. If you already have a location in mind, we can customise a heli experience to your special place too.

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Luxury Heli Picnic Experience – Christchurch & Canterbury
From $2,699

After an unforgettable way to propose? Celebrating something very special with your other half? Or planning a luxury lunch date? Take in the breath-taking scenery of Christchurch and beyond from the comfort of your exclusive helicopter flight before landing to discover your stunning picnic set up and a custom created gourmet picnic ready for you to relax and enjoy.

Our package includes:

  • An exclusive return R44 helicopter flight from the GCH Aviation base to your intimate picnic location with Garden City Helicopters
  • Romance inspired picnic styling designed to embrace the location and your personal style by Kim Chan Events
  • Gourmet picnic created by Verve Real Food Catering
  • Personal consultation, planning and coordination from Collective Concepts
  • A complimentary bottle of champagne

Allow 3 hours in total for this experience including a minimum of two hours helicopter shut down to enjoy each other’s company and your picnic.

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat (in summer)
  • Season appropriate clothing and something warm (jacket or jumper)
  • Sturdy footwear (i.e. stilettos and location helicopter landings don’t work well!)
  • Your camera and a smile!

Romantic picnic styling includes

  • Rugs, cushions, throws, low table/riser, romance inspired florals, crockery and linen

Sample gourmet picnic menu*

  • Whitestone brie, crackers and fruit paste, dried fruit & nuts
  • House made pastry tarts with caramelised onions, feta and fresh thyme
  • Marinated and seared beef, with capsicum, red onions, cucumber and greens with a spicy Asian dressing
  • Fruit skewers
  • Chocolate dipped strawberries

All personal tastes and dietary requirements can be catered for. Please discuss these at your planning consultation.

Available additions:

Do you need a little more than what’s included in the Heli Picnic Experience? We work with some of the most respected vendors in Christchurch and can help you source all the additions you require:

  • Upgrade to a EC130 helicopter
  • Additional helicopter landing to a second location
  • Photography package including access to your personal online gallery
  • Videography
  • Celebration cake

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Luxury Heli Elopement Experience – Christchurch & Canterbury
From $6,499

A wedding you won’t forget with just the two of you! After a scenic helicopter flight, meet your celebrant and your photographer to get married in the most beautiful and intimate setting.

Our package includes:

  • An exclusive return R44 helicopter flight from the GCH Aviation base to your intimate elopement location with Garden City Helicopters
  • Celebrant and personalised wedding ceremony
  • Two witnesses – pilot and photographer
  • Two hour photography package including access to your personal online gallery
  • Ceremony arch and luxe picnic styling designed to embrace the location and your personal style by Kim Chan Events
  • Gourmet picnic created by Verve Real Food Catering
  • Personal consultation, elopement planning and coordination from Collective Concepts
  • A complimentary bottle of champagne

Allow 3.5 hours in total for this experience including a minimum of 2.5 hours on the ground for your ceremony, location photo shoot and to enjoy your picnic while taking in the moment.

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Your wedding attire and rings
  • Sunhat (in summer)
  • Season appropriate clothing and something warm (jacket, jumper, coat, shawl)
  • Sturdy footwear (i.e. stilettos and location helicopter landings don’t work well….but bring them for the photos!)
  • Your camera and a smile!

Luxe picnic styling includes

  • An arch to marry in front of, rugs, cushions, throws, low table/riser, florals and fabrics in your personalised colour palette, led candles, crockery and linen.

Sample gourmet picnic menu*

  • Whitestone brie, crackers and fruit paste, dried fruit & nuts
  • House made pastry tarts with caramelised onions, feta and fresh thyme
  • Marinated and seared beef, with capsicum, red onions, cucumber and greens with a spicy Asian dressing
  • Fruit skewers
  • Chocolate dipped strawberries

*All personal tastes and dietary requirements can be catered for. Please discuss these at your planning consultation.

Available additions

Do you need a little more than what’s included in the Heli Elopement Experience? We work with some of the most respected vendors in Christchurch and can help you source all the additions you require:

  • Upgrade to a EC130 helicopter
  • Additional helicopter landing at a second location
  • Hair and make up
  • Flowers
  • Celebration cake
  • Videography

Make a night of it

Sometimes a few hours together is just not enough so make a night of it and take in each other’s company for a while longer before you head back to reality. The choice is yours: arrive a little later to your custom designed sunset picnic or end your afternoon heli experience with a 5-course degustation dinner at your boutique accommodation before settling in for a luxurious night’s sleep; followed by breakfast prepared by your hosts the next morning.

Let us in on the occasion and we will work with you to create the perfect celebration.

Boutique accommodation and breakfast including land transfer back to GCH Aviation base

From $550 for two

Add on a private dining experience with a 5-course degustation menu prepared by your own personal chef

From $450 for two*

*Beverages and/or wine pairing additional

Please read our Luxury Heli Experience Terms and Conditions before confirming your booking.

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All photos on this page thanks to Sarah Clements Photography

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