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“New Zealand Highlight”

Aspiring Helicopters
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25-Minute Helicopter Tour Including Snow Landing...
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Stunning nature, very professional and friendly hosts, jaw dropping views!
Our trip was worth every penny! It's the highlight of our trip so far and we have been in New Zealand for a month now.
Barbara and Bert (Belgium)

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Reviewed March 23, 2012

Helicopter flight in Wanaka New Zealand. The weather wasn't the best when we arrived but Alex and James were very flexible and made sure that our flight was in the best conditions. We flew to Fog Peak for a snow landing and alongside the Rob Roy glacier. An amazing hour of our lives. Thoroughly recomend using this company. What a job these guys have! will go back for Heliskiing.......one day!

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Reviewed December 24, 2011

My wife (disabled - can only walk one or two steps with help) and I were touring New Zealand and wanted to see as much of the country as possible as it would be our only trip to NZ, Having looked around on the internet before going on holiday Mt Aspiring and Milford Sound were a must to see but the amount of traveling boat, road etc ment we could only see a small part of both in the time we had avaiable, so we decided on a helecopter trip - What a great choice Aspiring Helicopters (AH) were most helpful - we advised them what we would like to do and they suggested some slight changes that they said would make the trip much better and they were right, On arrival at AH, they helped my wife and I into their wating area, discussed the trip and took my wife in her wheelchair to the helecopter and helped her in, We had a snow landing with Mt Aspiring in the background, then flew across several small glaciers / lakes etc etc, along the coast to an isolated beach and landed there, flew down Milford Sound and up to Lochnagar for a landing above the lake, here as with all the other landings Nigel (Pilot) asked Sara (wife)would she like to get out and this time she did - a lot of effort on Nigel's and my part - but what a pleasure ( Nigel also took photos of us at each landing on our own camera), We then all boarded the helicopter for the trip back to base - all the views etc could not have been seen from the ground - via road, boat or walking etc (It also ment we had time to do the boat trip to Doubtful Sound) - If you are planning to go to NZ and see Milford Sound - then consider this instead as it will save a lot of driving and time - A real must if you go to the South Island as only a short drive from Wanaka - YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPOINTED - Many thanks to all staff @ Aspiring Hellecopters, John & Sara

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Reviewed November 28, 2011

OMG!!! this was our first time in a Helicopter and it was just amazing. Just my partner and i with the pilot. Flight over the rivers and then on to the snow capped mountains. Was a bit windy up there and you could certainly feel the wind buffeting the helicopter, that was thrilling!! Snow landing was good and once again windy and 0 degrees. We both found the whole experience amazing and talked about it for the rest of the day. Our pilot was great and I would reccommend Aspiring Helicopters for your first helicopter flight. Good price and worth every cent!! Janet & Ian

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Reviewed September 4, 2011

Arriving at Aspiring Helicopters you are taken in by the modern facilities. Our pilot came out the front door and introduced himself before he began to explain the type of helicopter we were flying in and giving some information about the region.
Before we knew it we were airborne and we recieved a running commentary about the valleys, mountains, lakes and rivers. He appeared to be a never ending supply of information.

The flight was fantastic flying in what appeared to be a brand new Eurocopter, if you come to New Zealand, you have to do this!

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AspHeli, Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2011

Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback on your recent flight with us. We just loved showing you around! Look forward to seeing you again!

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