This is a new (April 2022) package being offered by South Pacific Helicopters and Mt Fyfe Distillery. And it was fantastic!!
We started with an approx 30 min scenic flight over Kaikoura and then to the Mt Fyffe Distillery where we picked up the distillery owner and flew to Mt Fyffe for our gin experience! Justine Schroder, proud owner of Mt Fyffe Distillery, explained why she set up the distillery and how she makes her gin. It was fascinating learning how she got started and arrived at the current two varieties - and both varieties were superb.
The experience was wonderful! Even my partner, a rather cautious flier at any time and a newbie when it came to being in a helicopter, thoroughly enjoyed the flight - and wants to do something similar again! The views were fantastic and Dan, the pilot, gave an excellent commentary on what we were looking at.
On Mt Fyffe itself we landed on a flat area where Justine laid out a blanket with biscuits and cheese, as well as the gin. Again the views were fantastic - a wonderful background to our two glasses of gin. Do take a warm jersey or jacket though as once the sun goes down, it becomes markedly cooler.
Many thanks Dan and Justine. It was a great memory of our time in Kaikoura.