For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!
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Unique Perspective of Abel Tasman National Park from the Air

We knew a visit to New Zealand would not be complete without a visit to the Abel Tasman National Park.  It was a bit outside of the popular regions however we accepted the detour and flew to Nelson to explore this stunning site.  The park is actually the smallest of the national parks in New Zealand.  Due to its location on the Northern part of the South Island between Golden Bay and Tasman Bay, to us, it is the most picturesque.  To fully appreciate the size and location, we decided seeing Abel Tasman National Park from the air in a helicopter tour was a unique way to experience this beautiful place!

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

First and foremost, when booking a helicopter tour, safety is paramount.  With exemplary safety and commitment to customized service, we booked Seacoast Helicopters.  The pilot, Andrew, and his son took us on a tour for the afternoon.

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

I was able to sit as the co-pilot and there was a clear floor so we nearly had 360 degree views from the inside!

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

It was a somewhat windy day but Andrew assured us he would do his best to keep the ride smooth and he definitely kept his promise!  After about a 15 minute flight, Andrew offered to stop for a quick tour of Te Waikoropupu Springs.  He mentioned that he has exclusive access to a field nearby that a friend allows him drop in and out of that is close to the springs.  We were up for an adventure so we quickly obliged.

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

After a quick 5 walk, we arrived at the entrance to the walking path around the springs.

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

The spring was bubbling below the path and all of a sudden it opened up to a spectacular viewing area.  The springs are referred to as Pupu Springs and described as the clearest spring water in the world!  What do you think?

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

The springs are constantly bubbling and you can see the movement of the water due to the clarity.  It was a peaceful site to see.  We took some time to gaze out from the overlook admiring the view!

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

Taking in the springs from the other side allowed the sun to shine just right and the water instantly changed to a more vibrant aqua color!  This place is a must visit when in New Zealand!

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

It was time to board the helicopter again and see the beauty from the air!

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

We thought the views from land were stunning, but the aerial shots were out of this world!  If we had not seen it with our own eyes we would have a hard time believing it was real!!

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

It was now time to fly across the Golden Bay and see the Abel Tasman National Park from the air!  We followed the river leading to the bay and saw some gorgeous aerial views.

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

The view from the helicopter was incredible!  Once we flew out to the edge of the bay, the views literally took our breathe away.  It was an incredibly gorgeous place and we were thankful we decided to splurge to see the views from the air.

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

Overall we had a fantastic tour of the Golden Bay Area of the Abel Tasman National Park from the air!  The flying time was roughly 45 minutes but the views and scenery were well worth the money.  After experiencing a helicopter tour, we will undoubtedly ensure we look into aerial options during our travels.  The helicopter flight was such a romantic and exclusive experience to share together.  If you are looking for a unique perspective of commonly traveled areas, don’t forget to explore the skies!

For a unique perspective in New Zealand, don’t miss an opportunity to see Abel Tasman National Park from the air! Check out the amazing spots we were able to see from our helicopter tour of this stunning spot. | www.eatworktravel.com - The luxury, adventure couple!

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15 Comments

  1. Wow! Seems like an amazing experience. The blue sky and waterbodies are so vibrant. Simply stunning! #WeekendWanderlust

  2. What a beautiful place, the water is so crystal clear. A fantastic experience to be able to see it from the air you look like you had an amazing trip.

  3. What a wonderful experience and some truly stellar views. I’ve never been in a helicopter, but this would have to be one of my top picks for a first time. Also, how clear and beautiful is that water at the springs! Great stuff!

  4. WOW! That water looks amazing! We love searching for crystal clear water like that. So jealous!

  5. Gosh I’m starting to think I’m the only one who’s terrified of helicopters! Hubby is dying to go, but I’m so scared! Yet the view from up there is SO beautiful!

  6. Wow! This national park looks amazing and to do it by air must have been an awesome feeling. Great post 🙂 Loving the photos 🙂

  7. What an amazing experience! We took a helicopter ride over Denali National Park and it was A-MAZING. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us!

  8. Oh, wow! This park is incredible. I have seen photos of this park before but these top anything I have seen before. Truly impressive! #WeekendWanderlust

  9. A helicopter ride is thrilling in its own right. On top of that, if you have such spectacularly beautiful vistas unfolding below you, the thrill is multiplied manifold. Once you were out of the copter, and as you rushed to see the sights closer, it must have been a really exciting experience. The area is so enchanting, I am sure you would have hated to leave it.

  10. It sure likes the clearest spring water in the world. What a beautiful spot. I get motion sick pretty easy so I’m not sure I’d like the helicopter ride, but I sure would like to see that spring up close and the park from the sky!

  11. Abel Tasman is such a beautiful area. I did a day hike and loved it. The views from the helicopter are stunning though, would of loved to have done that.

  12. The colours look surreal! Just like in a movie! And I’ve never heard of this park before, so I’ll add it to my list for NZ! Thanks!

  13. Okay…nothing beats a helicopter ride! Those views are just EPIC! I would 100% splurge on this too. Thanks so much for sharing and happy travels 🙂

  14. The view from the air is really so different. It is majestic.

  15. What an amazing place! Pictures are beautiful. Love water bodies and idea of travelling in Helicopter.

    Thanks!

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