Ladybird Hill Winery Charter Heli-Dine
Included in this package:
Board the H120 helicopter in Cromwell and enjoy a scenic flight over and through the dramatic Lindis Pass, NZ's second highest point on the NZ state highway network, linking Central Otago and the Mackenzie Basin.The Lindis Pass' alpine area of tall, tussock-covered pyramid-esque mountains is beautiful in every season, but with a dusting of snow it's particularly enchanting. Track along the imposing St Bathans Range with its highest peak raising above at an impressive 2098m (6883ft).
Your scenic flight ends at Ladybird Hill Winery in Omarama, at the southern end of the Mackenzie basin. Omarama is Māori for "Place of Light", a reference to its extraordinarily pure and clear sky.
Ladybird Hill Winery is the highest winery in New Zealand at 440m above sea level and the first to plant grape vines in the district, having planted some 20+ years ago 5200 Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc plants and have now become some of the best cold climate wines in the region.
Salmon fishing is a large part of what Ladybird Hill at Omarama is all about. Their own Salmon farm license enables customers to enjoy the thrill of catching a feisty salmon, then having it hot smoked within 30 minutes, ready to eat.
- An optional add-on is an overnight stay at Merino Lodge, next door to Ladybird Hill Winery, where luxury meets farming history surrounded by majestic alpine scenery.