heli boat gather
Discover the stunning Marlborough Sounds by air, departing from Nelson or Marlborough you will enjoy 360 degree views of Picton, Queen Charlotte Sounds and Kenepuru as we make our way into the Tory Channel, landing at Arapawa Homestead. Here enjoy an extensive Paua farm tour and collect some fresh Paua which will be part of your dinning experience. We then fly to the northern most point of the Marlborough Sounds, where we land at the remote and beautiful D’Urville Island. Your own fishing boat will be waiting for you along with local legend, Lindsay Elkington who will take you to the best local fishing spots to gather fresh fish for lunch. Then returning for a fine dining 5 course meal on D’Urville Island.
Begin by tasting a selection of local wines, hand picked to match the food our local chef will prepare. Enjoy a 5 course lunch, including the fresh Paua and your catch of the day, as we showcase the freshest regional produce and wild food. We then take off and fly through the heart of the Marlborough Sounds to complete this exclusive experience.
Trip time: 4+ Hours / Flight time: 60 minutes / Landings: 3