Wanaka: Scenic Flight around Mt Aspiring & Glaciers

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Activity provider: Aspiring Helicopters

Wanaka: Scenic Flight around Mt Aspiring & Glaciers

Activity provider: Aspiring Helicopters

From US$ 384.91 per person

Take a breathtaking scenic helicopter flight into the majestic Southern Alps with extensive views over snowcapped peaks and deep glacial carved valleys. See Mt Aspiring and her associated glaciers up close. Enjoy 2 alpine landings included in the tour.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Enjoy a birds eye view over the extensive Southern Alps
  • See the blue ice and deep crevasses of Mt Aspiring's glaciers up close
  • Make the most of this unique once in a lifetime experience
Full description
Start the tour with a 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. Receive a safety briefing prior to boarding your helicopter. Fly over the tussock covered hills of the farm and into the Southern Alps over remote mountain peaks with deep glacial carved valleys and year-round glaciers. Get up close to Mt Aspiring, the highest peak in the country outside Mt Cook National Park. On a good day, you can see all the way to the ocean and all the way to Mt Cook. Enjoy 2 separate remote alpine landings with the opportunity to take photos with spectacular backdrops. For most of the year, one of the landings will be on snow (not guaranteed). All helicopters are fitted with 2-way headsets to ensure you can interact with your pilot as well as enjoy their entertaining commentary during this 1-hour experience.
  • Scenic flight
  • 2-way headsets
  • Personalized commentary
  • Photo opportunities
  • A unique once in a lifetime experience
  • Pickup/drop-off service
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

2211 Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Rd, Treble Cone 9381, New Zealand. The hangar is located in a paddock on the left hand side of the road. There is a sign at the front gate.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Jacket
  • Sports shoes

Not allowed

  • Drones

Know before you go

  • All trips are subject to favorable weather conditions; it is recommended to book for your first available day in Wanaka so that you have maximum flexibility
  • All flights require a minimum of 2 paying adults to go ahead; if you are booking a single the local operator will contact you prior to your flight to confirm your departure
  • The departure point is a 25-minute drive from Wanaka township
  • No shuttle service is available so guests should be able to self-drive; taxis are available from Wanaka
  • Flights canceled due to weather do not incur a charge
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

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Great welcome. An added bonus of just the two of us going up in the helicopter with James, (the pilot) and his son George. James is very knowledgeable on the whole area and an extremely good pilot. The trip itself was awesome. Very friendly outfit. The daughter Lucy gave us a little gymnastics demonstration at the end which made our day.

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January 3, 2023

We had a wonderful flight. We had booked for the full 60 mins, but it was too windy to go all the way up to Mt Aspiring. So we just got to Dragons peak. A refund for the difference promptly arrived into our bank account. This was our first helicopter flight, so we didnt know what to expect. It was very warm (2 couples + pilot) in the helicopter, so didnt need to rug up as much as we did. Very scenic and enjoyable. It was great looking at things from a different perspective.

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May 23, 2022

Product ID: 287525