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Perfect activity... must have!!! indescribably beautiful... well organized, seeing milford sound from above and landing on the glacier was an experience and made the day a perfect day
Amazing views, fabulous pilot, thoroughly enjoyed it!! Alpine Landing was breathtaking and a fabulous photo opportunity.
The half day Milford with a cruise was the perfect trip to do! Stunning views all the way to Milford, amazing boat cruise through the Milford Sound, and then finishing with a glacier landing.
... glacier landing, see Mt. Cook and the Hans Josef glacier up close, stopped for a great lunch in a secluded spot near a glacier lake, run up Milford sound and stop to get a great picturesque view of Lake Wakatipu.
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Heletranz Helicopters

Auckland Central
... job of providing a welcoming and stress-free environment for my young son who has a disability (but loves everything to do with aviation) Wonderfully professional staff and a magical scenic flight as well!
My husband surprised me with a flight with Heletranz from their base on the North Shore Auckland to Huka Lodge near Taupo - OMG what an experience with Jules our fabulous pilot who went out of his way to ensure we...
Great flight Great pilot Great scenery Great staff Overall great experience!! Away from the tourist towns but close to Mt Cook (New Zealand highest mountain) and many glaciers.
The snow landing on Shackleton Glacier was awesome, Ken eased any nerves we had with his skillful manoeuvring and gave us ample time to wander a little on the snow and appreciate the stunning beauty around us.
... 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 enough.
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.
The heli tour to Milford Sound with Craig was a highlight - memorable views and a picnic lunch in an unbelievably scenic spot - waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, a delicious wine and sandwiches — we didn’t want to le...
Cook glacier helicopter tour and glacier walk (picture to follow), a glacier lake boat tour, a couple of wine tastings, a bicycle ride, a jet boat river tour (very exciting!), and a super spectacular Mission Impos...
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If you are planning to visit Queenstown, I highly recommend that you book a helicopter ride with Over the Top! Landing on top of the mountain and seeing the amazing sights is truly unforgettable!
Was an absolutely amazing flight and alpine snow landing with Michael and the team at over the top all the staff were very friendly and professional and absolutely fantastic with the 3 young ones that came on the...
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We did both the stand up paddle boarding and the sunset kayak cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed it!! Annie and Catherine were great fun as our guides and they knew a lot about the local wildlife too which was reall...
Incredible 3 hour sunset kayak tour with Laura guiding us on the lake, explaining the geological history of the lake and the glacier and pointing out wildlife.
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... in coordinating our group, so our event went smoothly and definitely had a the WOW factor!! Highly recommended, the sights are so wonderful in Queenstown, you really need to get up above it all in a helicopter!
... met (Richard was way too humble to mention that) that Richard is actually SIR Richard Hayes, and was knighted by the Queen for valiant heli rescues he made in these magnificent mountains and in the Tasman Sea.

Southern Lakes Helicopters

Fiordland National Park
My wife and I did the Milford, Dusky and Doubtful sound tour with champagne lunch above the largest waterfall in NZ (Sutherland Falls) followed by a short hike from Mt Luxmore hut on the Kepler Track.
The Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound helicopter tour was the highlight of our entire 3 week trip to New Zealand!!! Matt was an excellent pilot, and he took us to some breathtaking places in Fiordland National Park.
... all out to White Island and guided us safely around the active volcano, they together made this, our first helicopter flight and, for most of us, our first venture onto an active volcano, the trip of a lifetime.
It was our family's very first helicoter trip and it was our best experience in NZ! Pilot was attentive in flying us to the island and touring our family at the crater of the volcano!
Everything went like clockwork, smooth flight up to landing area, Richard the pilot gave us a good commentary during flight, and hot chocolate once we landed.
flew out from out accomadation in mt Michel.. was a very smooth ride and we enjoyed the ride, scenery and fantastic time in the chopper itself..
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Salt Air

It commences with a jaw-dropping flight northwards from Kerikeri, followed by a drive to Cape Reinga and its iconic lighthouse, a coffee/tea stop on the beach and a surf down the sand dunes, before hopping back on...
It was our first scenic flight in a small aircraft & i thought i would be apprehensive, but it was so calm and our pilot (a lovely lass from Wales) was excellent.
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Max 4 people to a guide and we had Tuk as our guide who was friendly, knowledgeable and a very patient instructor, who didnt mind us stopping to take photos and was great with teaching us ice climbing techniques.
... and I took the heli Ice climbing trip and it was amazing !! My first time ever to ice climb and it was a great experience our guide was so helpful and nice We also hiked up to more places than the heli-hike trip.
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Excellent communication- easy booking - flight rearranged due to weather - always with our best interests at the forefront Pre flight briefing excellent and entertaining Pilot Pete and staff went the extra mile fo...
Perfect place, perfect helicopter, perfect pilot We didn’t plan the flight but they organize it very quickly with different options and make for us « a perfect day »
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What an unforgettable experience, a friendly professional pilot ( thanks Paul ) we were lucky enough to have a beautiful days weather-but what an amazing experience,views over the lakes,Mountains geysers,as far as...
... more fantastic Your guide and piloting skills made our scenic plane ️ flight over White Island the high light of our trip to NZ Especially as our first choice was the helicopter tour that wouldn’t fly!
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Suspension bridges, raging torrents, delicate fernery and mosses, tropical rainforest giving way to the tussocky ranges of the alpine tundra and visits by the colourful and cheeky native Kea make the Rob Roy track...
To see so many different aspects; mountains, snow capped peaks, mountain streams, glaciers, waterfalls, bird life, vegetation is very rare especially without having to trek for days.
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Air Safaris

Lake Tekapo
Air Safaris provides and outstanding air tour of the Lake Tekapo area including 20 different landmarks including Mt. Cook, Mt Tasman, Tazman glacier, Franz-Josef glacier, Fox glacier, the west coast rain forest.
It feels like someone yanks you out of your life in the middle of the day and puts you in a dream - the dream being the most stunning set of mountain ranges and scenery you will ever see in your life.
Thanks so much to the team at forgotten world !! Awesome day out with the family!! Awesome friendly, kind and very knowledgeable staff about the local history along the way !! If you are coming to Taumarunui this...
Particularly impressed with Robert, our river guide, with wonderful local knowledge (delivering both Māori and Pakeha perspectives on the river as well as personal stories - and geological info) and great skipper...
We had a fantastic time with our pilot, Kurtis, who was a mine of useful and interesting information on both the history of the island and the science of what can be seen on White Island.
Curtis our guide and helicopter pilot was very knowledgeable about the history and geology of the island.
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This was an amazing once in a lifetime experience Hamish our pilot was fantastic, everyone involved from receptionist to driver were very friendly knowledgeable and obliging The snow landing option is a must and t...
Such beautiful views!! Sam our helicopter driver was excellent and Vicki who transported us to the landing area was also great - both very friendly and made sure we had a awesome time.
Fantastic experience of a lifetime, great pilot with great in-depth knowledge of the area and history (of everything!)
Got a lucky break with the weather and enjoyed a stunning flight over Fox glacier and Mount Cook - thanks to our informative and professional pilot Bill.
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Fantastic opportunity to take a look at a beautiful place flight and staff were excellent and the scenery was one to remember highly recommend this
Our first time in a helicopter and we loved it , pilot was professional and informative , we now wish we had done a longer flight so will be back in the future for sure!!
Truly amazing scenery and Mike, our pilot, provided some great information and an interesting commentary which kept all of us including my teenage son and his younger siblings enthralled - but the kicker on this t...
The kids loved it and the experience of flying in a helicopter was amazing - the view of the Southern Alps was breathtaking and the staff were fabulous - they even returned our forgotten hat to our apartment - I t...
... flew to Milford Sound, a piece of extraordinary beauty tucked within the Fiordland - North West of Queenstown.... Our pilot Pete Saxton has had many years experience and we felt lucky to have him as our guide!!
What a great way to spend the day - a little anxious about the flight on a helicopter but our pilot, Ben, gave us a sensational trip to Milford Sound - the views were something to behold and he had us at ease and...
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This was the highlight of my trip to NZ. Thankfully, we were treated to amazing weather and were able to do a Heli-hike on the Tasman glacier, with a short scenic flight there and back.
Great flight up the valley over the Blue lakes and up the Tasman Glacier before landing and then walking over the glacier looking at the different features and to a view of a lovely waterfall .
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... of Queenstown on our return was truly breathtaking!!! Love these guys and our driver back to town was a pilot too and really friendly ..everyone we dealt with were awesome!! Thanks I had the best weekend ever!!!
We took a helicopter flight to Milford with stops in Milford Sound, a West Coast beach and the top of a snowy mountain with views down the Dart Valley to Lake Wakatipu.

JUCY Cruise

Milford Sound
From bus pick up close to hotel Friendly and insightful driver "jonny" Organised stops and strict to time Clean bus Free tea on the cruise and affordable snacks Just be prepared for motion sickness... winding road...
Huge thanks to tour driver and guide named Wayne who is in his late 50 for ensuring our safe journey with his exceptional driving skills as well as very insightful about the cities entertaining us throughout our 1...
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Great organisation, stunning weather, exciting helicopter flight out of the busiest heli-port in the Southern Hemisphere without an air control tower (!) and an amazing guide named Matt made this an extra special,...
With Nigel our Pilot and perfect weather we have an amazing time on the Glacier.This is a well organised company with great staff who were very informative, We booked through the “Bookme” website and got 4 people...
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