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“Spectacular” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wanaka Helicopters

Wanaka Helicopters
6 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
0800 46 36 26
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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, 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.
Dallas, Texas
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“Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I would highly recommend taking a scenic flight with Wanaka Helicopters. It's a splurge, but well worth it! It was certainly the highlight of our trip. I'm afraid of heights and thought I would be nervous, but I felt very comfortable and safe. Pete, our pilot, was very knowledgable and reassuring and made our experience wonderful. We had two landings that provided great scenery for photos. Bonus: Pete is a great photographer and knows how to frame photos so they turn out very nice. That was a pleasant surprise.

Visited August 2013
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“Amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I organised a snow landing helicopter ride for my partners 40th birthday! This was the best scenic helicopter ride we have ever done! Landing in the snow and being able to see the stunning views of Wanaka and all the mountains surrounding it was truly amazing! Big thanks to our pilot Pete for being very informative and flying us safely!!
Definately worth doing when you visit Wanaka!

Visited August 2013
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“INCREDIBLE. Tick off the bucket list!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Family went for a snow landing for mum's birthday, just incredible!!! Guys on ground and pilot could not have been more welcoming, friendly and informative. Flight was unbelievable!! Amazing views over wanaka and then the snow landing to top it all off. Once in a lifetime and could not have booked a better company to do it with. Could not recommend more!!!

Visited July 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Helicopter trip of a lifetime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

A great helicopter ride in the snow. Landed high up with wonderful views. Pete, our pilot, was excellent - informative, enthusiastic and gave a very smooth ride. A great memory.

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Mountain Hunt out of Wanaka”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Thanks to Wanaka helicopters for our drop off into the mountains for our chamios hunt. It couldn't have gone smoother.

Visited June 2013
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