During your flight through the Wanaka basin you will view pristine alpine lakes, rugged snow capped peaks and deep glacial valleys before landing on a 4000ft high peak. Take a short walk and view the endless mind blowing wilderness environment whilst taking advantage of once in a lifetime photo opportunities. This is by far the greatest way to see the Lake Wanaka environment.
$250pp Duration 30minutes
Departing from the majestic Wanaka basin you will fly deep into the heart of the South Island’s Southern Alps. Flying up close and personal with New Zealand’s pristine alpine wilderness you will experience a visual overload of the incredible deep, rich white and blue coloured snow and ice fields, along with the towering waterfalls and sheer cliff faces that have been forming through thousands of year of tectonic movement. Orbiting the Matterhorn of the south – Mt Aspiring (just under 10,000ft) you will reach heights and views only seen by a few in their lifetime. Mt Aspiring is home to some of New Zealand’s largest and most expansive glacier fields. These fields will humble and put you in ore of Mother Nature and her expanse. You will have a chance to land on one of these natural wonders so bring your warm jacket and woollen socks. Your return flight will track over the very popular Wanaka ski resorts and across the pristine blue waters of lake Wanaka.
$750pp Minimum 2 pax/Duration 1hour 45minutes
Cross through the mighty Southern Alps and encounter an untamed Westland wilderness home to largest National Parks New Zealand has. Rainforest thrive here with annual rainfalls in excess of 7 metres. Meander through the stunning Red Hills with stunning vistas of the Tasman Sea and the rugged South Westland coastline. Landing at a remote untouched beach your pilot will serve you a selection fresh seafood and wilderness delicacies caught and gathered from the wilderness that surrounds you. After relaxing and taking in the coastal smells and sights you will be flown inland from the coast landing on a glacial plateau to view ancient greenstone boulders that were deposited in several of the recent ice ages that New Zealand experienced. departing from the plateau you will fly along the seacoast where you will witness huge native New Zealand Fur Seal colonies and other marine life like dolphins from above. Your return flight across the mighty Southern Alps into Wanaka is via spectacular Mt Aspiring and its vast Glaciers.
$1500pp Minimum 2 pax/Duration 4hours
By far the most adventurous trip we offer! Departing Wanaka you fly over one of Central Otago’s most recognised historical gold mining sites the Cardrona Valley. Passing overhead of the ski fields of the Cardrona Valley, Wakatipu Basin and over the majestic settlements of Arrowtown and Queenstown Alpine Villages. With the alpine peaks of Northern Southland to your left and the ore inspiring Lake Wakatipu (New Zealands Longest lake) below, you will fly over some of the highest peaks the great Southern Alps possesses before descending into the famous wilderness area of Fiordland. This is some of the roughest most remote terrain in the world, so to witness it from above is something not to be missed. With the helicopter you will search deep into its bays and steep Fiord’s to find your own personal lunch spot. You will enjoy a freshly prepared gourmet lunch with the chance to see your guide gather it direct from the sea. Enjoy your lunch with one of Central Otago’s many famous wines or beers. Lifting off from your secluded lunch spot you will fly past the highest waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere and Milford Sound before landing high on a glacier overlooking the Southern Alps snow capped peaks. You will return to Wanaka buzzing, humbled and on the best high of your life.
$2400pp Minimum 2 pax/Duration Full Day