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“Once In A Life Time”

Aspiring Helicopters
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$261.23*
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35-Minute Helicopter Flight Including Glacier Landing from Wanaka
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$223.91*
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25-Minute Helicopter Tour Including Snow Landing from Wanaka
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$354.53*
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1-Hour Mount Aspiring and Glaciers Helicopter Tour from Wanaka
Ranked #12 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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Reviewed April 6, 2014

The team at Aspiring Helicopters will really make your trip memorable.
With interesting commentary and local knowledge about the area.
Our landing on top of the Isobel Glacier was amazing.
We were staying at Wanaka during our week visit to New Zealand. Aspiring Helicopters are approximately 20 minutes drive from town along a spectacular drive towards Rob Roy Glacier in the Mount Aspiring National Park. A great thanks to Keely Buick for her advice on planning this trip. Thanks also to our local pilot Geoff for his superb flying.
A must do adventure.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

The team at Aspiring Helicopters happily accommodated us at short notice so that we could take advantage of a stunning day for flying. Our highly experienced pilot Charlie is a warm Wanaka local who actually started the company. Given he also owns the station (farm) where we took off from Charlie knows this stunning land like the back of his hand and it shows. Throughout the flight, and on the ground, we felt privileged to be the recipients of anecdotes and information that reflected a hugely personal investment in this business. The varied sights and scenery were beyond jaw dropping of course - rugged mountains dropping to the sea, lakes and tarns, misty waterfalls, frolicking chamois and seals. The intimacy of a helicopter flight has to be best way to see this rugged piece of paradise and we can't recommend the lovely team at Aspiring Helicopters highly enough.

Thank JulietteNoosa
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

...we turned up unexpectedly and were given the most enjoyable flight .....the girls were excited to land on Mt Roy and the pictures are outstanding!! ....the scenic views with glorious weather was jaw dropping certainly inspiring the two girls to wanting to continue there day...spectacular service and reasonable priced ...would highly recommend to all ...thankyou to all the team ...hope to see you all again!!

Thank Tracy M
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

It was a chance for a expat kiwi to rediscover the beauty in our backyard, and what a backyard. We did the two landing scenic flight, and seeing the back country was incredible. The chopper flight was amazing and the views were spectacular. Couldn't recommend this highly enough. An absolute experience of a lifetime.

Thank Simon D
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Absolutely jaw dropping. The scenic views are magnificent. Best experience I've ever done. Great prices, great flight. We completed the two landings and was well worth every cent. The snow landing took my breath away. Charlie our chopper pilot gave us a brilliant tour and explained everything. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Something I will never forget.

Thank Manda282
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