Above and Beyond: Discovering New Zealand

Embarking on a journey to New Zealand may seem daunting, with its remote location and lengthy travel time. However, the rewards awaiting you in this breath-taking land are unparalleled, especially when paired with the convenience of chartering a private airplane. Only slightly larger than the United Kingdom, New Zealand's diverse landscapes and attractions make it an ideal destination for private jet travel, allowing for seamless exploration of both the North and South Islands. Coupled with the use of our preferred twin-engine helicopters, the voyage to and around this remote land suddenly becomes seamless, minimising travel time and maximising your experience.

With Pelorus Aviation, your journey begins with a private jet charter from your home country, ensuring a comfortable and efficient voyage to Auckland International Airport. The Bombardier Global 6000 is considered the perfect choice from both New York or LA, as well as London, with either a stopover in Honolulu or Hong Kong. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your Pelorus representative, before hopping aboard a private helicopter flight to the renowned Bay of Islands. Explore this coastal enclave of over 140 sub-tropical islands, teeming with life, and indulge in unique experiences such as a charter fishing yacht excursion and a visit to the Kawiti Caves to witness thousands of glow worms illuminating underground chambers.

The adventure continues with a scenic exploration of Cape Reinga and an exhilarating helicopter flight to the stunning natural harbour of Whangaroa. Prepare for a day of extraordinary cultural experiences as you travel to Lake Rotoiti, where you will receive a traditional pōwhiri, a revered Māori welcoming ceremony. This evening, you will stay at the iconic Huka Lodge, boasting beautiful views over the Waikato River and undoubtedly one of the best locations for fishing in the region.

The following day brings a scenic helicopter flight over Tongariro National Park and a private fly-fishing experience on the Whanganui River. Delve into the heart of volcanic activity with an exploration of Mount Tarawera with a volcanologist, and a scenic flight over Whakaari/White Island, before concluding the day with an exploration of the geothermal wonders of Orakei Korako.

Continue your journey with a seamless transition from the North Island to the South Island aboard your private plane, departing from Rotorua Airport for Queenstown. Embark on an epic Fiordland heli-safari, touching down at Skippers Tarns for an unforgettable dining experience with a private chef. Continue onwards to The Lindis, nestled amidst the dramatic landscapes of the Ahuriri Valley, for an evening of relaxation and rejuvenation. 

Explore the untamed beauty of the surrounding area with scenic hikes and thrilling adventures, including a private shotover jet boat experience and an ice climbing expedition on the Tasman Glacier. End your journey with an immersive farm experience at Flockhill, a working sheep station, before returning to Christchurch where your private jet awaits, ready to travel onward to your next destination.

Tailored to your preferences, this New Zealand extraordinary adventure can encompass a wide range of activities all seamlessly facilitated by the convenience and flexibility of private jet travel. Whether it's cultural immersion, culinary exploration, or discovering hidden gems in additional countries, every aspect of your journey is meticulously designed to create unforgettable memories and elevate your travel experience to unprecedented levels of luxury and sophistication.

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