PHL Piopio - Scenic Flights


Fly from the heart of the King Country to view the spectacular untouched surrounding countryside. All flights depart and return to Piopio. On a good day you will see both Mount Ruapehu and Mount Taranaki.

Piopio helicopter services

We offer the following scenic flights however if you'd like something different, no problem - just call and we will do our best to accommodate you.

helicopter ride piopio, king country

All prices include GST.

Fun Flight - Booking Ref: KC1

Flight duration - approximately 10 minutes.

Enjoy the thrill of a helicopter flight

If you've never flown in a helicopter before, now's your chance! Enjoy the thrill of a helicopter flight and see Piopio and its beautiful surrounding areas from the air, just the way the birds see it. This flight covers some of the area used for the filming of The Hobbit. Huge fun for kids!

The price is for the helicopter to do the tour. It seats a maximum of 4 passengers, so up to 4 people can go for this cost.

If the flight was shared, it would cost:
1 passenger - $340
2 passengers - $170 each
3 passengers - $114 each
4 passengers - $85 each

KC1 Flight price - Only $340

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The Hobbit and Waitanguru Falls Flight - Booking Ref: KC2

Flight duration - approximately 15 minutes.

The Hobbit

This flight includes the the area in which The Hobbit was filmed and the Mangaotaki Gorge with it's magnificent limestone cliffs and surrounding beautiful rolling farmland and native forest, all just waiting to be photographed. It also carries on up the Mangaotaki River to view the fabulous Waitanguru Falls.

The price is for the helicopter to do the tour. It seats a maximum of 4 passengers, so up to 4 people can go for this cost.

If the flight was shared, it would cost:
1 passenger - $500
2 passengers - $250 each
3 passengers - $166 each
4 passengers - $125 each

KC2 Flight price - Only $500

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Marokopa Falls Flight - Booking Ref: KC3

Flight duration - approximately 30 minutes.

helicopter flight to the Mangaotaki Gorge

This flight includes flying over the area in which The Hobbit was filmed, together with the Mangaotaki Gorge and its stunning limestone cliffs. On a clear day, you will be able to see the ocean in the distance. We then fly up the Marokopa River to the spectacular Marokopa Falls.

The price is for the helicopter to do the tour. It seats a maximum of 4 passengers, so up to 4 people can go for this cost.

If the flight was shared, it would cost:
1 passenger - $1000
2 passengers - $500 each
3 passengers - $333 each
4 passengers - $250 each

KC3 Flight price - Only $1000

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The Waitomo Flight - Booking Ref: KC4

Flight duration - approximately 40 minutes.

helicopter flight over the area in which The Hobbit was filmed

This flight does it all! You will see the area in which The Hobbit was filmed and then fly on to view the Mangaotaki Gorge with the magnificent limestone cliffs and surrounding beautiful rolling farmland and native forest. From there we fly up the Marokopa River to the spectacular 35m Marokopa Falls. These falls are often described as the most beautiful in the country. Here the Marokopa River cascades over the undercut greywacke basement rock. Finally, we fly over beautiful dense untouched indigenous forest to the town of Waitomo where the famous Waitomo Caves are situated.

The price is for the helicopter to do the tour. It seats a maximum of 4 passengers, so up to 4 people can go for this cost.

If the flight was shared, it would cost:
1 passenger - $1340
2 passengers - $670 each
3 passengers - $446 each
4 passengers - $335 each

KC4 Flight price - Only $1340

spectacular helicopter ride

All flights are subject to suitable weather and Civil Aviation Authority requirements.