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Wanaka Helicopters

6 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
0800 46 36 26
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Wanaka
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Owner description: Wanaka Helicopters offers a variety of high standard flights around Lake Wanaka, into the National Parks and surrounding areas such as Mount Aspiring,... more » Owner description: Wanaka Helicopters offers a variety of high standard flights around Lake Wanaka, into the National Parks and surrounding areas such as Mount Aspiring, and to spectacular Milford Sound. All scenic flights include remote alpine landings and walk arounds. We operate a variety of different sized helicopters, which means that no minimum passenger numbers apply to our flights. We can cater for all number combinations. Wanaka Helicopters also offers a product called Heli-Adventures, which includes soft adventure type activities for the more adventurous, such as mountain biking, fishing, hiking and jet boating. We also offer to opportunity to fly yourself in a one off training flight called our 'Mission Possible'. Not only are we a scenic flight operator, we are a training school, training pilots to gain their private helicopter license, as well as their commercial helicopter license. All our instructors are highly professional and safe pilots and flight instructors. « less
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Bath, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

From Wanaka airport ten minutes drive from the town, our pilot Simon flew us over the surrounding mountains and touched down on top of two of them enabling us to have a walk around and get some great photos of the helicopter too. We then flew over the lake and the town before returning to base 40 minutes later. Simon... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We took a 30-45 minute helicopter ride to the snow and over Wanaka. It was so beautiful on the snow, in the mountains, and gave us a totally different perspective being landed right in the middle of what would normally be inaccessible to a tourist. the helicopter ride itself was exciting and our pilot was skilful and helpful. We particularly... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

On the morning of the flight, the weather looked bleak. As requested, I phoned Wanaka Helicopters 30 minutes before take-off to check on conditions. The friendly staff asked if we could check back in half an hour as things can clear pretty quickly. We did, and were told to come down as things looked good to go. Arriving at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Booked this flight for my partner and i, Nikki in the office was great at accommodating us at what was the last minute, however another couple were really late and unorganised, while we got a bit annoyed, as they had delayed us all, i was impressed to see Nikki and the team work through it, with good attitude and absolute... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My first trip in a helicopter and just loved it. Simon our pilot was an excellent guide over the geography and looked after us very well. Would go up again them them in a heartbeat. Landed in the snow and swooped across the stunning landscape around Wanaka. A highlight of my trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It was a last min decision to squeeze this tour on our trip and we were glad we did!The staff were so lovely and helpful. Right from booking till the end. We felt very well look after and comfortable throughout the whole thing needless to say. We opted for the 30 mins snow alpine landing tour and Simon, our pilot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

The service was brilliant and the views of Wanaka breath taking! It was the gem of our South Island adventure!

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My partner and I went to wanaka for a wee break and the main event was out helicopter ride. Loved every minute of it and our pilot was lovely and was great at explaining the trip and surroundings and made us feel very comfortable on our trip. Just wished it could have been longer!!!We will be back 😁 thank you... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The heavens opened up the morning of our wedding and it was touch and go whether the ceremony could take place on Coromandel Peak overlooking beautiful lake Wanaka. The original helicopter company booked to fly us up cancelled on us last minute however with the help of our wonderful wedding planner, Wanaka Helicopters literally flew to our rescue... As it... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you are looking for the ultimate experiences: This trip was seriously one of the best experiences of my life! Together with my friend I flew to Milford Sound with Wanaka Helicopters. I have driven to Milford in the past, but flying over Aspiring National park and Fjordland is just in one word incredible. I just can't explain it, you... More

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