Special Packages


Lift off from the Wellington central city airport, and fly East, up and over the Remutaka ranges, and out over the dramatic Palliser Bay.

You will touchdown on the lawn of Wharekauhau, where you are greeted by a glass of Champagne. Enjoy a relaxing five course lunch at the lodge, before flying back over the mountain divide and returning to the central city.






4 - 6 passengers (Minimum 4 persons)

$675 per person including GST. 


7+ passengers

Please contact lodge directly.



Wharekauhau works with Wellington City Helicopters as a key supplier to provide helicopter services.


Package Notes

Total experience is approximately 3 hours, (Approx 30 minutes flying and 2.5 hours on the ground).

Flights are considered non-exclusive and you may be flying with other persons who have booked this experience.

Additional time can be discussed and charged when agreed in advance.



Please ensure your party are dressed in smart casual attire befitting of one of the world's best luxury lodges. We also ask guests to be conscious of our in-house guests that may be around the lodge during the dining experience.


Dietary Requirements;

Being a small property in a rather remote part of New Zealand we ask that you please pre-advise us of any dietary requirements or food allergies that we can alert our kitchen and restaurant to. Please understand that we do our absolute best to cater for these requests.



To confirm a lunch or dinner reservation we require a current credit card which we will keep on file for guarantee purposes only. All bookings cancelled less than 7 days out from departure date will result in a 30% cancellation fee of the entire booking. Weather related cancellations made by the Helicopter provider will NOT  incur cancellation fees.

Cancellations received 24 hours or less will result in a 70% cancellation fee of the entire booking total.

There will be no cancellation fee if the flight is cancelled by the helicopter company due to weather.

Should the weather not enable you to fly return, and you require a ground transfer to get to / from Wharekauhau, this will be charged at an additional cost on top of the previously quoted price.

Please be at Wellington Helicopters Office located in Shed 6 on Queen’s Wharf at least 15 minutes prior to departing.

All Heli Lunches are subject to the weather on the day of the booking. On the morning of your lunch, please contact Wharekauhau 06 307 75 81 or Wellington Helicopters 04 472 1550 to ensure that the weather is deemed suitable to fly.

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