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Wanaka Helicopters

6 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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Bird’s eye view

What a fantastic way to see the lakes, mountains and absolutely stunning views of the local... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Diane M
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Victoria, Australia
Paradise from high above

Rode shotgun with pilot Dean on my 50th birthday, WOW what a treat, what a view, what a beautiful... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
Robin M
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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 Milford Sound. Trips range from 25 minutes - to all-day adventures that encompass more dramatic land, sea and alpine vistas than anywhere else in New Zealand. Wanaka Helicopters is a Safety Award Winning company. Our pilots are highly experienced scenic pilots and helicopter flight instructors. We fly 7 days a week (weather permitting) from Wanaka Airport. We are genuinely passionate about what we do and love to share our special part of the world with those who fly with us. On every flight you can expect a safe, highly professional and reliable service that will be memorable, educational and totally personal.
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6 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

What a fantastic way to see the lakes, mountains and absolutely stunning views of the local country. Our pilot Chris was very knowledgeable about the area so on top of the incredible views we were given interesting information about the areas we flew over. The...More

Thank Diane M
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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Diane, thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are so pleased you had good weather and got to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Thanks

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Rode shotgun with pilot Dean on my 50th birthday, WOW what a treat, what a view, what a beautiful day for it. Dean was very informative about our location & destination. Felt safe at all times. Landed on Albert Burn saddle for a spectacular view....More

Thank Robin M
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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Hi Robin, thanks so much for your review! So glad to hear you had a great time and got a beautiful day! Thanks

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Decided to organise a flight to coromandel peak to propose to my girlfriend. I organised via email through Nicky who was extremely helpful and made the booking so smooth, she was great. The pilot Will was an awesome pilot, even though they did tell us...More

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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Hi Patrick, thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are so happy your special day worked out and you were able to propose at the spectacular spot, just how you had planned. Again congratulations and we hope you...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

I have booked for Coromandel peak and add Mount Aspring when the day comes. The weather really nice and pilot really nice to us. My family have great time. Thank you so much. It made my day in New Zealand .

Thank Waewta R
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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. So pleased to hear you had a great time and you got a great day with the weather!

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

Last minute decision to go on Aspiring Plus trip. Pilot was excellent and knowledgeable, and snow landing was amazing.

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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thanks so much for your review. Great to hear you had an amazing time, thanks for flying with us!

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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

What a fab flight, Nick the pilot was great and took lots of photos for us! Flight great, view amazing and all,personnel that we had contact with were very friendly and helpful. Excellent

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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Hi Anna, thanks so much for sharing your review! So pleased you enjoyed the flight and had a friendly experience with us! Thanks

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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

I decided to liaise with Wanaka helicopters while planning my proposal to my partner. From the outset Nicky was incredibly helpful while also discrete to ensure everything ran smoothly on the day. We were flown up Roy’s Peak by Nick who went out of his...More

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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Thanks so much for reviewing your experience with us! We love proposals and are so pleased to hear everything went smoothly for you on the day. Thanks so much for choosing to fly with us for this very special occasion.

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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Milford Max tour was the experience of a lifetime.. fantastic staff that made us feel welcome and part of the family.. highly recommend this tour that shows the magnificence of the west coast in the hands of a consummate professional.. cannot thank Wanaka Helicopter team...More

Thank TracccD
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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. Milford Max is such a spectacular trip, so pleased to hear you had such a great time with Simon!

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Incredible experience. The whole experience was extremely well-organized and my wife and I were made to feel very special throughout. Our pilot (Chris) was very friendly and provided a lot of insight and anecdotes about the various sights we saw along the way. His enthusiasm...More

Thank Greg H
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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Hi Greg, thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience with us! So great to hear you had such a fabulous trip with Chris! The World in a Day trip is truely an unforgettable experience, so pleased you were able to experience...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Our group of friends recently held a reunion and one of our experiences was the Max flight by Wanaka Helicopters. We had 9 in our group so needed two helicopters. My group was very well looked after by Simon who was very informative about the...More

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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Thanks so much for your review Sheryll. So pleased to hear you had such a fantastic time on our Wanaka Max flight!

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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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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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