Flying north along the coast, you get a bird’s-eye view of the world-famous Abel Tasman National Park with its beautiful golden beaches, lush native bush, and clear blue waters. Our first stop is at Awaroa Lodge for coffee and a beach walk.
Leaving Awaroa, we head over Golden Bay and Farewell Spit, taking in the sights of the rugged West Coast with a beach landing.
We then fly south for photo opportunities on Mt Olympus, one of the Lord of the Rings film sites, and head back to Nelson via the Kahurangi National Park.
Optional add-on lunch at Westhaven Retreat or Forsters Moutere Hills.
Trip time: 3+ hours / Flight time: 1 hour 40 minutes / Landings: 3