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“What a view....” 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.
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“What a view....”
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 gave us a brief history of the surrounding areas and Wanaka itself, pointing out the landmarks during the trip. Simon even attempted to build a snowman for our 4 year old once we were on the snow! A magnificent view awaits you once you land!

We will definitely go with them for any heli tour the next time we visit :) Thank you Nikki, Caroline, Simon and all at wanaka helicopters. You guys have definitely played a part in giving us a memorable experience :)

Visited August 2014
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“You've got to do it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

Visited August 2014
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“Awsome!!!”
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 so much well worth it for sure!! Breathtaking

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“Wanaka Helicopters came to our rescue!”
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 happened the skies cleared, the sun shone and the rain disappeared (typical New Zealand!) and our pilot Chris flew us to our wedding ceremony destination without a single hitch! Thank you Wanaka Helicopters!

Visited June 2014
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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“Mindblowing!”
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 have to see it! The views were mind blowing, the service was great and our pilot did an excellent job! Thank you for this amazing day!

Visited May 2014
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