|Flight time||from UK: 25hrs; from US: 22hrs|
|Ideal length||9 Days|
|Price||From £30,000 pp|
|When to go||All Year Round|
Spending 7 days travelling by helicopter from coast to coast in search of the best surf sites and the perfect beach.
Staying at a knock out beach villa set on an epic stretch of beach at the point where the mountains meet the sea.
Enjoying barbecues on the beach with fresh seafood, delicious Kiwi wines and a rustic campfire.
Getting up to some other action-packed activities such as Black Water Rafting or bungee jumping.
Long gone are the days of driving from coast to coast and waiting for the perfect wave break. Now it's all about jetting from swell to swell chasing velvet-smooth tunnels, supertubes, perfect peelers or gnarly freight trains (as the locals would say) as quickly as possible.
The solution? Heli-surfing. All you need is local knowledge, private land access and one other thing… a helicopter. Luckily, we have it all. Take this trip at any time of year; with two islands and 4 coasts there’s always somewhere to surf.
Travelling by chopper means we'll find you the best possible surf on the day. Your final itinerary won’t be set in stone until a week before you travel, and it can change at the last minute depending on which direction the swell is heading. Flexibility and attention to detail is key, ensuring you get the most out of your surfing adventure.
So how does it work? Well each day you'll set off with your pilot, flying over glaciers, waterfalls and rain forest to reach deserted reefs and beaches. You can expect around 3-4 hours flying time a day, stopping off along the way to test the surf. Travelling by helicopter from beach to beach not only gives you excellent bragging rights, it also gets you access to isolated wave breaks, escaping the crowds and getting the cleanest barrels all to yourself.
In the evenings kick back and relax at New Zealand's finest beachside lodge – Ahu Ahu Beach Villas. Tuck into some freshly cooked seafood and local cuisine and savour New Zealand delicious local wines or perhaps, the true surfers way, with just a few cold beers round a fire on the beach. The perfect end to an action packed day in the water. Stunning scenery, remote waves and kiwi charm. Sound like a dream? Let the hunt begin.