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“Aspiring Helicopters” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Aspiring Helicopters
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35-Minute Helicopter Flight Including Glacier Landing from Wanaka
Ranked #13 of 57 Tours in Wanaka
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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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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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“Aspiring Helicopters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

We got married n Coromandel Peak and then flew up to Isobel Glacier, the flights were so amazing, what an experience!

Visited December 2012
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17 reviews
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“Absolutely breathtaking - Probably the best thing we did in NZ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

We took a one hour scenic flight from near Wanaka lake. It was not cheap for a family of four but it was such an absolutely amazing experience! Nothing else we did in NZ quite topped this.
We flew over the tops of the mountains and landed twice on the snow covered mountains. The views were just out of this world.
Although we did other scenic flights over the lake elsewhere, this flight over the mount aspiring range and the two mountain top landings we did, were totally outstanding. I am so glad we did this!

Visited November 2012
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Moraga, California
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fabulous experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

The most exciting, exhilarating, awesome experience, definitely the highlight of our 3 week trip to New Zealand! The trip was about two hours long, and we went along the edge of the southern alps, down to Milford Sound, then took off through Mount Aspiring National Park and saw a ton of glaciers. We landed three separate times, once at an alpine lake, once at Milford Sound (where we took a short walk to the water) and the third time at the top of a glacier. Our pilot James was wonderful, putting me at ease as I was quite nervous before we took off, having never flown in a helicopter or even a small plane before. I was also concerned about motion sickness, but James said he would do his best to avoid turbulence, and he was able to do so so I was fine the whole trip. He also gave us a running commentary about what we were seeing, which definitely added to our enjoyment. And he made a point of borrowing our camera so we have lots of pictures of my husband and me together! It was definitely worth the money and I would highly recommend the Milford Sound trip to anyone who wants a spectacular adventure!

Visited October 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“Great Piolets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

Predicted the weather perfectly for our wedding, piolets were friendly, pickup in the Matukituki valley spectactular.

Visited May 2012
Thank Daryl E
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“A must do in Wanaka!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

By far the highlight of my trip so far, flying over the mountainous ranges of the Aspiring National Park and down the west coast to Milford Sound. The scenery is outstanding, and the service provided was exceptional. So nice to be shown around by true locals who have a wealth of knowledge of the district. Would highly recommend the Mighty Milford Sound trip to anyone, its 3 hours of total adventure!

Visited February 2012
Thank Lucy M
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