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Aspiring Helicopters

118 reviews
About Aspiring Helicopters
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 is housed in a state-of-the-art hangar to house with a fleet of helicopters.The facility incorporates a comfortable passenger departure lounge and reception area with the company office. Operating a variety of helicopters flights cater for 2-6 passengers per helicopter. 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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Wanaka, New Zealand
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Tours and Tickets by Aspiring Helicopters
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1-Hour Mount Aspiring and Glaciers Helicopter Tour from Wanaka
2 reviews
$378.39 per adult
3-Hour Mighty Milford Sound Scenic Flight from Wanaka
2 reviews
$956.29 per adult
2-Hour Milford Sound Helicopter Tour Including Glacier Landing
$681.10 per adult
25-Minute Helicopter Tour Including Snow Landing from Wanaka
4 reviews
$213.27 per adult
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A big thank you to the team at Aspiring Helicopters for a fantastic experience. After not being able to fly on our originally booked day due to poor weather the staff made every effort to accomodate us on another day that suited us. Our trip...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MMc2222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From booking, communication on weather conditions , checking in and flying, the staff were excellent. As others have stated this is an awesome experience, There were only 3 of us on Christmas eve in a 4 seater, but the ride was not twitchy and virtually...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Misterhibs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aspiring Helicopters is about 25mins outside of Wanaka, and as we neared it, we could see paragliders up near the mountains. The kids took turns to sit in front of the helicopter (to and from the glacier landing). As we ascended up to the mountains,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rdreamer
Reviewed November 17, 2018

My wife and I took the 1-hour Mt Aspiring tour with two landings. The Aspiring Helicopters team is extremely well organized and really nice. We called in the morning to check regarding the weather conditions, were called back by Michelle an hour later and booked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shaun A
Reviewed November 11, 2018

I took my 2 kids on a 25 minute helicopter flight, landing on coromandel peak. Mike, our pilot was so lovely, and extremely helpful. It was a bit cloudy intermittently but we still had wonderful views. I thoroughly recommend the trip and would love to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank janepK9622KT
Reviewed November 3, 2018

This was my first helicopter ride but James the pilot was wonderful. He explained the details of what to expect and gave a great commentary when we were flying over the glaciers. The whole experience of being in the helicopter and landing on the glaciers...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

The team at Aspiring Helicopters really looked after us and provided a fabulous experience that was totally worth the money spent. Honestly it could not have gone better... Highly recommended.

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paulnuttridge
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I chose the 30 minutes flights over the mountains with the glacier landing on the Isobel glacier. To say she had mixed feelings about going on a helicopter would be an understatement; she was terrified. Michelle who welcomed us on arrival was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gilles_Champagne
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We recently got married at Coromandel Peak and then flew over to Isobel Glacier. This was all arranged by Heli Weddings. From the moment we arrived the team at Aspiring Helicopters made us feel welcomed and comfortable as we hadn’t been in a helicopter before....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BradandMatty
Aspiring H, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Thanks so much for your positive feedback team, your comments are appreciated and have been passed on to Pilot Tim. It's always a pleasure to be involved with weddings in this beautiful part of the country.

Reviewed August 8, 2018

My wife and I did the 1 hour trip with two snow landings. From start to finish all staff from the check in to pilot displayed high levels of professionalism. Also a genuine desire to insure that you enjoyed the experience. The weather was perfect...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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