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Review of Wanaka Helicopters

Wanaka Helicopters
Ranked #6 of 59 Tours in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We came to wanaka helicopters in the afternoon we wanted to fly. Our pilot Chris advised we should wait until the next morning as we would have a better flight.
We came back the next day, still slightly windy but it was our only option so we went ahead. We flew the Wanaka Grand Circle and it was awesome, great views our pilot took great photos at our landing, he explained everything we flew over in Wanaka, he even gave us great advice after our flight for our travelling further down and around the country.
Woud highly recommend anyone to Wanaka Helicopters

1  Thank James P
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Our daughter's boyfriend wanted to propose to her in the most romantic way possible. It was decided that a surprise helicopter flight to the top of a hill overlooking beautiful Lake Wanaka would be the perfect way. The staff at Wanaka Helicopters were fantastic.... it was kept secret from her... she did not suspect anything. The highly experienced pilot landed on top of Mt Roy, (a million $ view from up there) The happy couple were left alone and he 'popped the question'. The pilot then produced a surprise bottle of bubbly for them, and flew them back to Wanaka. The ear-to-ear smile on our daughter's face as she got out of the helicopter sporting a beautiful sparkling engagement ring was priceless. Thank you to all at Wanaka Helicopters.

1  Thank Karyn B
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

A birthday treat that will be remembered and talked about for many years! The day was perfect with very little cloud and next to no wind which helped to make our time with Wanaka Helicopters so enduring. We had fantastic views of Mt Aspiring and the surrounding area. Pete, the pilot, was friendly and totally professional, he was very knowledgable of the surroundings and was keen to engage us all with his passion of this area. We had ample opportunity to take photos and Pete was also very obliging in taking photos of us together. Also he was more than adept at managing to re-cork the champagne we had taken up to toast the birthday. Thank you for a totally amazing experience which we recommend to anyone contemplating a tour of the Mt Aspiring national park.

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1  Thank Yorky1
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

A truly wonderful experience.
Our pilot was so amazing and took the time for us to enjoy , no rush!
It is an unforgettable experience
Rob and Flo

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

My wife and I found the flight fantastic, amazing scenery, friendly pilot, good commentary, 2 great landings. Was everything we wished for and more, would love to do again sometime, thoroughly recommend it.

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1  Thank Kevin K
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