Private picnic on a helicopter trip in Tauranga



  • Depart from Aerius Helicopters helipad on a stunning scenic flight around the iconic Mt Maunganui

  • Land at Leveret Estate Cellar Door for your wine tasting experience

  • Make your way outside to relax in the countryside with a delicious picnic platter

  • Fly back to Aerius Helicopters helipad with road transfers back to your accommodation (if required)

One for the wine lovers! Immerse your senses in a wine tasting combined with the beauty of a coastal scenic flight.

There’s nothing like the thrill of flying in a helicopter as you soar above the beautiful Bay of Plenty looking down on the world below. How surreal the experience is with views of Mt Maunganui, and the Tauranga inner harbour providing a blend of landscapes to capture the most amazing photo opportunities before landing at Leveret Estate, nestled in a rural setting.

Your host will share extensive knowledge of the wines rich flavours, as you absorb a selection of New Zealand’s finest wines. Following your tasting, you can then take a stroll around the venues lush green pastures where here we delight you with a picnic grazing platter to enjoy as you relax in the countryside.

Please Note: Flights and Grazing picnic are private to your booking.

Wine tasting may be shared with other customers.


from $330

per person 

2 hours


2 People minimum

Hangar 8, Tauranga Airport,

142 Aerodrome Rd

Remote Landing

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  • Don’t forget your camera

  • Proof your 18 or over (NZ approved ID)

  • Sunglasses for those sunny days

  • Comfortable shoes

  • Warm jacket in the winter months

F. A. Q

Do we share the helicopter with other passengers?

Your flights and grazing picnic are private to your group. Wine tasting may be shared with other customers.


When should I arrive for my helicopter flight?

We require passengers to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled flight. This allows enough time for us to check-in and pre-flight all passengers regarding safety and procedures when in the helicopter.


How long is the Wine Tasting?

Depending on the size of your group the wine tasting is approximately 45min – 1 hour and the picnic is roughly 30 – 45 minutes. We recommended that you allow around 2 hours for the entire experience.


Can I purchase wine from the cellar door?

Yes! We encourage you to purchase and enjoy these delicious wines; you must be over the age of 18.

What if I have food allergies?

Please let us know when you are making the booking of any dietary requirements in the notes section or give us a call on 0800 864 354.  


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  • We require the weights of all passengers prior to the flight. Maximum weight allowed per seat is 130kgs (286lbs).

  • All flights are subject to weather and weight restrictions. If the pilot has any concerns, flights may be altered at their discretion. 

  • Flights require a minimum of 2 passengers to be confirmed.

  • If booking within 24 hours of departure please phone for availability. Bookings within this time cannot be made online.

  • Our pilots will make a decision in regards to weather conditions on the day of your booked flight. If the weather conditions are not suitable for flying, we will contact you to reschedule your booking or provide a full refund.


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Helicopter arriving with guests for a wine tasting and picnic
Helicopter landing for a private picnic
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