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  2. Otago
  3. Wanaka

Wanaka: Scenic Flight with Glacier Landing

Product ID: 287515
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Enjoy a breathtaking scenic helicopter flight from the Matukituki Valley into the majestic Southern Alps with extensive views over snowcapped peaks. Land high on a glacier for unparalleled vistas.
About this activity
Duration: 35 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a bird's-eye view over the extensive Southern Alps
  • Experience a once-in-a-lifetime stop, high on a remote and ancient glacier
  • Enjoy interesting and informative commentary from your pilot
Full description
To begin your helicopter adventure, take the scenic drive out of Wanaka to the Matukituki Valley. Check-in at the hangar located on Cattle Flat Station, a fully operational working high-country farm. Before you set off into the sky, you’ll receive a safety briefing prior from your expert pilot. All helicopters are fitted with two-way headsets to ensure you can interact with your pilot, as well as enjoy their entertaining commentary during this 35-minute experience.

Soaring into the sky, fly over the tussock-covered hills of the farm and into the alps over remote mountain peaks, covered with deep, glacial-carved valleys. Gaze at the otherworldly landscape, with its deep blue chasms and stunning glacial caps.

Landing high on a glacier overlooking the Alps, you’ll enjoy a photo stop with guaranteed snow year round prior to returning to the hangar. Marvel at the panoramic views over the braided Matukituki River, flowing towards Lake Wanaka, before you gracefully float back down to the landing strip.
Includes
  • Scenic flight
  • Two-way headsets
  • Personalized commentary
  • Photo opportunity on top of a glacier
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup or drop-off service
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities are optional in New Zealand; please feel free to tip your pilot if you think he has done an exceptional job
Not suitable for
  • People with vertigo

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The hangar is located in a paddock on the left hand side of the Road. There is signage at the gate.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Closed-toe shoes
Not allowed
  • Drones
Know before you go
• The departure point is a 25-minute drive from Wanaka township
• No shuttle service is available, but taxis are available from Wanaka
• Flights cancelled due to weather do not incur a charge
• 24-hour cancellation period for flights cancelled by client