Rural Heartland

Rural Heartland Picture Gallery
Include a stunning scenic helicopter flight through the Southern Alps to help make this a once in a lifetime memory.

Our private guides offer a wide variety of destinations to explore. From the coastal waters of the South Pacific to the stunning mountains that New Zealand is so well known for, the contrasts will amaze you.

One of our most special excursions takes guests for an exclusive guided tour into the Canterbury heartland with a visit to a high country sheep station.
You will experience breathtaking alpine views and genuine country hospitality, whilst getting an understanding of how agriculture plays such a vital role in the New Zealand economy.
The high country stations that we visit have been in the same families for many generations. Each new generation see it as their role to sustainably improve and safeguard the land for future generations. They are simply guardians of the land.

Enjoy a scenic road transfer across the patchwork canvas of the Canterbury Plains. You will follow the braided Rakaia River up towards the source near the Southern Alps. You will be welcomed as a genuine guest for coffee at the high country homestead, before spending time exploring the farm with your hosts and experiencing the seasonal farm activities.  Enjoy a wonderful picnic hamper on the lawn at the high country homestead or in the hills looking towards the Alps and glaciers.
A wonderful option is to include a scenic helicopter experience. You will fly through the Southern Alps and experience remarkable views which can stretch as far as New Zealand’s highest peak Aoraki Mt Cook. Your experienced local pilot will illustrate to you the highlights of the region including some of the spectacular glaciers that are a feature of the area. To cap off a remarkable flight, you will land at a wonderful spot for a gourmet picnic lunch with your pilot and guide.