Scenic Flights & Charters

Fly over the Ruapehu and Tongariro craters, see the sparkling waters of remote alpine lakes and get a bird’s eye view of some of the key filming locations from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Several operators in the Ohakune region offer pleasure flights from 30 minutes to an hour in length by either helicopter or light aircraft. Other tours are available by charter. Contact providers directly for details and pricing.

Flights depart from either Ohakune Airstrip in Ohakune, or Chateau Airport in Whakapapa.