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“Mt Roy Wedding Magic”
Review of Wanaka Helicopters

Wanaka Helicopters
Ranked #4 of 57 Tours in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Wanaka Helicopters offers a variety of high standard flights around Lake Wanaka, into the National Parks and surrounding areas such as Mount Aspiring, and to spectacular Milford Sound. All scenic flights include remote alpine landings and walk arounds. We operate a variety of different sized helicopters, which means that no minimum passenger numbers apply to our flights. We can cater for all number combinations. Wanaka Helicopters also offers a product called Heli-Adventures, which includes soft adventure type activities for the more adventurous, such as mountain biking, fishing, hiking and jet boating. We also offer to opportunity to fly yourself in a one off training flight called our 'Mission Possible'. Not only are we a scenic flight operator, we are a training school, training pilots to gain their private helicopter license, as well as their commercial helicopter license. All our instructors are highly professional and safe pilots and flight instructors.
Reviewed July 11, 2012

AMAZING!! Our pilot was Chris. From the moment he picked us up in the helicopter he was professional, knowledgable, personable, and safety was paramount. Although a Wanaka 'Inversion' threatened to stifle our heli-plans... Chris took us through a gap in the clouds and onto Mt Roy with the most unbelievable view in the world. He went over and above by making recommendations to our photographer and accommodating our every need. Chris dropped us off outside our wedding reception venue by all of our guests, needless to say it was an incredible entrance. When leaving us, Chris took the time to hover by us newlyweds.. ensuring to whip up enough wind to create a spectacular sight with the bride's veil blowing in the wind. We will definitely be calling on Wanaka Helicopter's services next time we are in town.

Thank Kymist
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Hello Simon,

We would like to send you a big "thank you!" You took us (the Craven Family) for a helicopter ride to the Pisa Range to play in the snow. 10/10... totally awesome!! Our children, Nick 15 & Jayme 11, had never seen snow and they are still talking about it!

I don't like flying... that was some of the smoothest flying I've done in a long time.

I would highly recommend you and your team (Charlotte & Carolyn were awesome too) to anyone interested in helicopter flights to the snow. Its a must-do!! I have contacted Paula from World Travellers in Wanaka telling her the same thing.

I've attached a couple of great photos you took of our family... thanks so much!

We will definitely see you again when we are next in Wanaka.

Many thanks, take care & stay safe.
Cheers, from the Craven's (Dy, Leigh, Nick & Jayme)

Thank Coco_rose15
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

We did a snow landing flight today with 2 adults and 3 kids aged 3, 4 and 6.
Landed on thick snow and the kids had a snow ball fight , great photos with the snow capped mountains in the foreground.. Very friendly and ultra professional company who looked after us all and even booked me into a sky dive last minute next door.
The pilot Simon was exceptional and took many photos for us with our camera and help with the kids . Great and a must do if you have come all his way to NZ.

Thank 25holidays25
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

A great team, highly experienced, and very professional. I use this company regularly.

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Reviewed December 22, 2011

We came to fly up to Mt Aspiring. The original trip was going to be a “Aspiring Grand Circle” trip but we ended up doing a “Aspiring Magic” flight due to bad weather on the day. I was very happy the pilot decided on this after looking at the weather and knowing about my slight fear of flying. He did say that if the weather changes when we get up there we could do the longer trip but the weather was just like they predicted. The flight worked out cheaper as well.

We flew over the beautiful blue Clutha River and over the Wanaka lake learning about the glacier formed land, the animals and the history of the area. We flew up the valleys into the alpine environment. The pilot had it planed perfectly to pop up over the final ridge to have the incredible Mt Aspiring and glaciers fill up the hole view in front of us which was breath taking. The glaciers were even more amazing than fox or Franz Josef glacier. We continued on a big circle to land on the snow and also at a spectacular little lake to take some photos before heading back to Wanaka.

Can’t wait to come back in November next year to do their Milford Grand Circle” trip.


If you go one just one flight wile you are in New Zealand, make it with these guys!

1  Thank Elizabeth N
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