Make the most of your trip to Central Otago and fly over the many vineyards of our award winning wine region. Departing from Cromwell the flight whilst short explores Bannockburn, then follows Lake Dunstan to the banks of Lowburn before ascending on the Pisa Range, to arrive atop Mount Michael.

From the top is a 360 degree view of the Gibbston Valley, Bannockburn, Lowburn, across the lake to Bendigo and down to Wanaka. From the landing point guests are within a couple of hundred metres of the 45th Parallel – that mysterious line which circles the globe and marks the theoretical halfway point between the equator and the South Pole. The climate is ferocious, to say the least, with extremes of hot and cold. This makes for perfect conditions for growing pinot noir grapes.

We work with Heliview and their luxury M120 (EC120B) Colibri helicopter, this model is built for space and comfort while being
of the safest, quietest helicopters in the world.

The only way to test out those perfect growing conditionings is of course to taste the finished product. When possible and space allowing one of The Mount Michael team will accompany your trip bringing along a selection of our wines accompanied with some seasonal nibbles. This experience of a lifetime is weather permitting, and bookings are essential.

Cost: $999 for up to four passengers.
Please complete the booking request below and we will happily answer any of your queries within the next 24 hours, last minute bookings can be arranged.

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