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Wanaka Helicopters

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Wanaka Helicopters has operated since the mid 1990s in the Southern Lakes region and into the World Heritage Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks. Experience stunning scenery with our flights including Wanaka, Mount Aspiring, Glaciers, and...more
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6 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

With our awesome pilot Dean we landed on two mountain peaks and enjoyed the breathtaking views of Wanaka, lakes and snow capped mountains as far as the eye could see. Dean shared his local knowledge and took fantastic pictures of us for our lasting memories....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank suzanneion
Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Hi Suzanne, thanks very much for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your flight!

Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

We did the helicopter tour with Simon, and we had the best time. The scenery was so amazing and Simon was super informative. He even took us onto a glacier that oversees Mt Aspiring even though we didn’t get that package. We also stopped on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alicehanchih
Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Hi Alice, thanks so much for your review. So glad to hear you had an amazing time on your scenic flight with Simon!

Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Weeks later and we’re still buzzing about the day!! I want to thank Nicky and Pete for making these amazing moments possible (see pics). Prosecco, ring and nerves safely and discreetly stashed away for the big moment ... both Nicky and Pete did a great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rhys L
Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Hi Rhys and Lauren, congratulations! Thanks so much for your review, we are so pleased your proposal was a very special moment for you both. Thanks so much for flying with us!

Reviewed November 6, 2018

My fiance planned a surprise proposal onto Coromandel Peak with Wanaka Helicopters. He highlighted that they were very helpful and polite during the entire engagement. The experience was more than amazing and magical. We are definitely considering coming back for wedding pictures at the same...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hi Angel, thanks so much for taking the time to review your flight with us. We are so pleased to hear you had a magical experience for a very special occasion. We look forward to seeing you back for the wedding!

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Thank you Chris for an amazing flight, highlighting Wanaka's stunning scenery, and your wealth of knowledge. An afternoon where I felt on top of the world!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CarleneC71
Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Hi Carlene, thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. Great to hear you had an amazing time!

Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

I am not someone who likes to fly at the best of times, but a flight in a chopper with these guys was absolutely fantastic and i forgot about my fear of flying, in fact I wanted to go up again! Nick took us up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mattomeara
Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us! So great to gear you forgot about your fear and are ready to go again. Thanks so much for flying with us.

Reviewed September 18, 2018

We were lucky enough to be a part of our friends wedding on Coromadel Peak. This in itself was a magical experience but our pilots (Nick and Dean) were absolutely sensational. They were extremely friendly and approachable and gave us the best experience. I couldn't...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jamie E
Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Hi Jamie - we are so happy to hear you had a great experience with us. Thanks so much for taking the time to review!

Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The best heli picnic highly recommend !!! Organised a surprise romantic picnic Wanaka helicopters definitely delivered !!! Amazing bubbles and delicious food provided. Simon our pilot host an eventful day , perfect weather and experience was unforgettable!! Thank you Wanaka helicopters

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christina S
Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Hi Christina, thanks so much for taking the time to review your heli picnic experience with us. So pleased to hear you had an unforgettable time. Thanks for flying with us!

Reviewed August 13, 2018

We were so fortunate to have weather that the pilots described as being the best they've seen in a long time. The views we saw just can't be beaten. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by the very warm and welcoming team. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FraserD89
Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Hi Fraser, thanks so much for your review, we are so pleased to hear your enjoyed your trip with us!

Reviewed July 25, 2018

We were watching the weather forecast after arriving in Wanaka on Saturday to rainy weather. Wednesday looked like the pick of days during our stay. The weather was perfect, blue skies and no wind. We turned up for our flight and were welcomed with a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. So glad to hear you had a great time and got a beautiful day! Thanks so much for choosing to fly with us!

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VicParkDiner
April 6, 2015|
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Response from Wanaka H | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Our wedding prices vary from $599 to $2000 depending on numbers and location. Contact Wanaka Helicopters directly if you would like some more detailed information. Regards, Nicky.
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Stan R
March 6, 2015|
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Response from Wanaka H | Property representative |
Hey Stan! Thanks for your question! We have a range of flights which you can take, all depending on your price and timeframe! Have a look at our website which will give you an idea on our flights which may suit you! We do... More
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Helicopter Flights in Wanaka (5 Replies)
Hi there I an looking to book a scenic helicopter fly out of Wanaka and am torn between Aspiring Helicopters and Wanaka Helicopters. The Aspiring option is one with a snow landing whilst the other is around Wanaka with a landing on one of the peaks in the area (Mount Roy I believe). I am leaning toward Aspiring Helicopters but does anyone have any experience or thoughts they can share on these two?? Also is there 'proper' enough snow cover in the Mount Aspiring national park area at the...More
January 07, 2013|
Response fromWolvesblue2|
I am interested in what people think about Aspiring Helicopters, because I have booked a trip with them in April. So let's bump this up and see if anyone else replies.
Benjinx
Reading, England
Helicopter trip from Wanaka or Doubtful Sound? (4 Replies)
We are in New Zealand in February and can't decide whether to do a 60 minute helicopter trip from Wanaka (Wanaka Helicopters - Mount Aspiring and Glaciers) or one from Te Anau (Southern Lakes Helicopters - Doubtful Sound Scenic). Which one is the most dramatic and scenic? Will we see any snow on the Doubtful Sound one? Any other suggestions are also welcome! Would we need to book in advance in February? We are doing a cruise to Milford Sound and are also planning on doing the Rob Roy...More
August 18, 2011|
Response fromMelnq8|
The Rob Roy Walk is a good one, a bit hard on the knees though! I've not taken either helicopter flight, but they both sound good. You just need to decide what interests you more, mountains, lakes and the sounds or mountains and glaciers. Many years ago we took a helihike on Fox Glacier and I will never forget that gorgeous glacial blue.
zoegirlTX
Houston, TX
Airplane or helicopter tour? (2 Replies)
I'd love to go up in the air for some spectacular views of this area. We will have (hopefully...weather permitting) flown from Milford Sound back to Qtown. At other points in our trip, we will be to Mount Cook & the Fox glacier (heli-hike), so I'm thinking about doing a flight that includes Mt. Aspiring. I'm debating between the scenic tours via helicopter or small plane. The plane seems cheaper. Are there any other differences or pros/cons to taking 1 type of flight vs. the other? ...More
November 06, 2009|
Response fromWLnz|
Hi Zoe, you will be delighted whichever you choose :) However I think taking a heli-flight particularly spectacular as it gets you much closer to the scenery. Plus landing high in the mountains is wonderful. Here's a trip I did last year with Wanaka Helicopters... tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g612500-d1… I cannot recommend them highly enough :)