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“Fabulous experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aspiring Helicopters Scenic Flights

Aspiring Helicopters Scenic Flights
2217 Mt Aspiring Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
03 443 7152
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Ranked #19 of 65 Activities in Wanaka
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Renowned for their breathtaking scenic flights which take passengers up to the majestic peak of Mt Aspiring and offer stunning views of ice blue glacial fields and snow covered peaks, Aspiring Helicopters has just completed the build of a new state-of-the-art hangar to house its fleet of helicopters.The brand new facility incorporates a comfortable passenger departure lounge and reception area with the company office. Be it a scenic flight to Mt Aspiring and the glaciers, the once in a lifetime trip to Milford Sound or the beginning of an epic day heli-skiing!Being located in the Matukituki Valley is the ideal take off zone for quick access to the very heart of the Mt Aspiring National Park and the Fiordland World Heritage Area.
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“Fabulous experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The most exciting, exhilarating, awesome experience, definitely the highlight of our 3 week trip to New Zealand! The trip was about two hours long, and we went along the edge of the southern alps, down to Milford Sound, then took off through Mount Aspiring National Park and saw a ton of glaciers. We landed three separate times, once at an alpine lake, once at Milford Sound (where we took a short walk to the water) and the third time at the top of a glacier. Our pilot James was wonderful, putting me at ease as I was quite nervous before we took off, having never flown in a helicopter or even a small plane before. I was also concerned about motion sickness, but James said he would do his best to avoid turbulence, and he was able to do so so I was fine the whole trip. He also gave us a running commentary about what we were seeing, which definitely added to our enjoyment. And he made a point of borrowing our camera so we have lots of pictures of my husband and me together! It was definitely worth the money and I would highly recommend the Milford Sound trip to anyone who wants a spectacular adventure!

Visited October 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Great Piolets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Predicted the weather perfectly for our wedding, piolets were friendly, pickup in the Matukituki valley spectactular.

Visited May 2012
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Queenstown
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“A must do in Wanaka!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

By far the highlight of my trip so far, flying over the mountainous ranges of the Aspiring National Park and down the west coast to Milford Sound. The scenery is outstanding, and the service provided was exceptional. So nice to be shown around by true locals who have a wealth of knowledge of the district. Would highly recommend the Mighty Milford Sound trip to anyone, its 3 hours of total adventure!

Visited February 2012
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Roeselare, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
2 reviews
“New Zealand Highlight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Stunning nature, very professional and friendly hosts, jaw dropping views!
Our trip was worth every penny! It's the highlight of our trip so far and we have been in New Zealand for a month now.
Barbara and Bert (Belgium)

Visited March 2012
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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“Brilliant. One of the best experiences ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Helicopter flight in Wanaka New Zealand. The weather wasn't the best when we arrived but Alex and James were very flexible and made sure that our flight was in the best conditions. We flew to Fog Peak for a snow landing and alongside the Rob Roy glacier. An amazing hour of our lives. Thoroughly recomend using this company. What a job these guys have! will go back for Heliskiing.......one day!

Visited January 2012
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