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“An experience not to be missed”
Review of Wilderness Wings

Wilderness Wings
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Hokitika
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Owner description: Wilderness Wings invites you on a once in a lifetime New Zealand scenic flight experience. We are a premier operator of specialising in world class scenic flight tours and exceptional wilderness adventures throughout the beautiful alpine regions of the Southern Alps. Our highly experienced freindly pilots offer informed inflight commentary while you relax and enjoy breathtaking views of our highest peaks including Mt Cook and largest glaciers including Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. We operate all year from the beautiful town of Hokitika.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We tried two days in a row to take the helicopter over Franz Josef and Fox Glacier however first day it was too cloudy and the next day, although clear, was too windy. So we travelled north to Hokitika a bit disappointed. After spending a few great days there, we found a wonderful fellow called Ben (Wilderness Wings) who could take us up in his plane over the Southern Alps, including Mt Cook and Mt Tasman, Fox, Franz Josef and Tasman Glaciers. Ben being a local lad was passionate about the flight and the alps and was able to tell us so much about where we were and what we were seeing. It was the best!! We are still raving about it. And I took a few hundred photos and John recorded on his camcorder. It was so spectacular up there with those beautiful snow capped mountains. At one stage we could see the Tasman Sea on the left and the Pacific Ocean on the right at the same time. Wow. Not to be missed!!!

2  Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Went flying with Ben on the 27/2/2013 with my husband, son and daughter in law. The experience was fantastic and informative. This is a must do if you are in the area. The scenery was spectacular as we had the most perfect weather on the day. Well done Ben
thks again
Maureen,Dave, Chris and Vanessa

3  Thank Maureen Y
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We originally planned to take a helicopter ride in Franz Josef but the weather had other plans (thunderstorms) and we had to cancel the helicopter ride. We were travelling north and we found Wilderness Wings and took the flight with our two young boys. The flight is amazing and the pilot's knowledge of the area is fantastic. He provides commentary during the trip which adds to the spectacular flight. Out first preference was the helicopter flight, but if you miss out due to weather and need to leave the glaciers, there are other options available and I would definitely recommend Wilderness Wings.

3  Thank Vickie M
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

We were unaware that our trip would be cut short due to the washed away bridge between Hokitika and Franz Josef. With limited time in NZ, the local iSite staff (Shona and Mary) referred us to Ben. Ben immediately made us feel welcome. We were fortunate that is was probably one of the best days to fly over the Southern Alps of NZ. It was wind still and sunny and Mt Cook and the many glaciers over the mountain ranges were breathtakingly beautiful. Bens' knowledge of the ranges and the history of the mountain side was impressive. Thanks Ben for making our holiday a memorable one.

2  Thank Deepak N
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Travelling down through N.Z. South Island we stopped of at Hokitika and whilst there enquired if there were trips to Mt. Cook and the glaciers. We were told Ben at Wilderness Wings would be the man to contact and arranged to meet next morning for a flight if the weather conditions were ok. It was our lucky day with just a few white puffy clouds and little wind so we duly strapped in for what turned out to be a spectacular trip. Ben made it so interesting pointing out all the places of interest and by taking us over the Tasman, Fox's and Franz Joseph glaciers and by flying right round Mt. Cook, the scenery was breathtaking and the flight was fantastic. It was one of those memories of N.Z. we will treasure forever. Many thanks to Ben and Widerness Wings.

2  Thank Brian C
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