Tantalus Estate is one of the most excellent dining spots not only on Waiheke, but in the whole of Auckland. They are the 2022 Metro Restaurant of the Year - Best Destination Restaurant.
Your helicopter will soar over the Auckland Harbour and inner islands before landing right at Tantalus Vineyard, the ultimate way to arrive to this stunning location. Why not add on a scenic tour of the city and Rangitoto Island enroute to make this trip even more memorable?
Once on the ground, the team at Tantalus will look after you with bubbles on arrival, and a stunning 3 course meal. Choose your own entrée, main and dessert courses and finish up with a selection of the chef's petit fours.
“Our cuisine draws inspiration from the seasons, our Estate, Waiheke surroundings and selected artisanal farmers and small producers from around our beautiful Aotearoa. The top priorities for me are that produce is organically grown, and ethically and sustainably sourced.” – Gideon Landman, Executive Chef, Tantalus Estate
Experience true passion for the craft of fine food, wine and beers and top class service both in the air and on the ground with a Heli Me dining package at Tantalus Estate.
Our packages for 2 and 3 guests are based on flying in our R44 or B206 helicopters. Upgrades to our luxury Airbus H130 helicopters may be available for an additional price, please enquire.
Our packages for 4-6 guests generally use our Airbus H130 fleet. See below for pricing - please note that this pricing is based on direct flights.
Please contact us to confirm aircraft and restaurant availability.
* Bring a 3rd person for an additional $135
All venues on Waiheke have high demand for landing slots and table bookings especially in the peak season. It is best to book well in advance, and if you only have one date that you would like to fly, please enquire before purchasing, as we may need to suggest a different restaurant or time of day depending on availability.
This Heli Me experience departs from our City Heliport at Mechanics Bay in Auckland City. Other departure locations such as Auckland Airport, Ardmore Airport and North Shore Airport are available but may incur an additional charge. Please contact us for pricing.
Passenger Weight and Aircraft Occupancy
Unlike large airliner aircraft individual passenger weight is critical for a helicopter. For a full helicopter the average passenger weight must generally be 80-85kg or below. There is also a maximum individual seat limit of 125kg. Heavier loads can sometimes be carried but it depends on the distribution of weight. Please let us know passenger weights at the time of booking.
Each helicopter has a maximum occupancy equal to the number of seats. Infants may be carried on an adult's lap but are counted towards the total occupancy, so by law a spare seat must be kept for any children carried on a lap.
On shared scenic flights, passengers over 100kg may require an additional comfort seat to be purchased.
In the event that the weather is unsuitable on the day then your experience will be cancelled and rescheduled at no cost to you. When booking please provide us with suitable contact information so we can get hold of you on the day in the event of a cancellation. We suggest you call on the morning of your experience if you have any doubt about the weather suitability.
All gift vouchers are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase, or are otherwise specified if bought during a promotion. They are non-refundable but are transferable so they can be used by any other person.
Cancellation and Refunds
The Passenger acknowledges that Heli Me may need to cancel or reschedule flights or services due to landing restrictions, unsuitable weather conditions, technical problems, operational reasons, or any event beyond the Carrier’s reasonable control. Heli Me will not be liable for any consequential losses or additional costs incurred as a result of cancellation. Some Supplier’s products and services are non-refundable. Cancellation fee of 20% applies if cancelled over 7 days in advance. Cancellation fee of 50% applies within 7 days of flying, and cancellation fee of 100% applies within 24 hour of the booking or in case of a no-show. Tickets are refundable in the event that Heli Me cancels the service.
Fares are in NZ$ and include 15% GST. Rates are subject to change including, but not limited to, increases in or establishment of surcharges (such as fuel surcharges), taxes, government imposed fees. A fuel surcharge may apply at time of flight. Any request to increase flight time will incur additional charges. Fares are valid for the date(s) specified.