GCH Aviation, one of New Zealand’s largest privately-owned aviation businesses and the only aviation member from the country in the Virtuoso luxury travel trade network, has crafted a new experience that takes conference groups for a white water jet boating adventure on the Clarence River that flows through the Kaikōura Ranges in New Zealand’s South Island.
The Kaikoura Clarence River Heli Jet experience takes delegates into the up-and-coming Kaikoura destination, where there are plenty of water-based activities. The adventure begins with a helicopter ride from GCH Aviation’s pads in Kaikoura. This is then followed by the highlight – an adrenaline rush down the Clarence River in jet boats.
Groups as large as 120 pax can enjoy the experience, as GCH Aviation has a large fleet of helicopters and can move its jet boat assets to location.
The company takes pride in designing in-depth New Zealand experiences in collaboration with quality lodging, food, wine and activity companies, and its approach has led to numerous experiences that allow conference delegates to appreciate the country’s many points of appeal.
Other pre/post-conference experience options include the Truffle hunt with Kings Truffles in North Canterbury, which is followed by a truffle lunch at one of the award-winning Waipara wineries; the Akaroa Craft Distillery Helicopter Gin tour in Christchurch; and degustation lunches at Wharekauhau or through Marlborough Sounds and Bay of Many Coves in Wellington.