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35-Minute Helicopter Flight Including Glacier Landing from Wanaka

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    What to Expect
    Your flight will take-off from our base (address provided on voucher). Take a scenic 25-minute drive from Wanaka Township to the base and check-in at the hangar at least 15 minutes prior to your flight time. Flight times are flexible, operating on demand between 8am and 4pm.

    Take-off and enjoy the scenic flight from the base in Matukituki Valley above extensive valleys carved out by glaciers thousands of years ago. Relax as you watch the stunning scenery pass by below and around you. See it like never before.

    Cross snow-capped peaks and land on a glacier at 7000 ft (2,300m)! You will be given up to 10 minutes on the Glacier to take photos and enjoy the snow.

    During this unique experience take in the stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding Southern Alps. Your pilot will provide commentary on the scenery and surrounding area during your flight on your two-way headsets.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Based at Cattle Flat, located at the entrance to the Matukituki Valley on the edge of the Mount Aspiring National Park.
    Duration
    35m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Live commentary on board
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required to confirm departure
    • Subject to suitable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • Passengers will be weighed on arrival to ensure comfort on the aircraft as well as balance of the aircraft
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    From beginning to end was faultless, Michelle Slater the Hostess did an outstanding job at preparing us (family of 4) for the flight, what a delightful person she is,a perfect role model, nothing was to difficult for her & Michelle made us feel very special indeed. As if that
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    Beautiful day down in Wanaka to go on a scenic helicopter ride over the mountains and up to the Glacier. There was snow still sitting on the top of the mountains and when we landed on top of the Glacier it was beautiful. Our pilot Tim was an amazing pilot - very informative and
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    We booked our flight through the Wanaka i-site. We had a lovely drive from town to the hanger and then our friendly pilot Andrew took us up to see the Mount Aspiring range. We had an approx 10 min landing next to a glacier and had the amazing experience of sinking deep into the
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    Response from Aspiring H, Front Office Manager at 35-Minute Helicopter Flight Including Glacier Landing from Wanaka
    Responded 14 Sep 2019
    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your flight with us!
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    One can not easily forget the ride out to Aspiring Helicopters which is spectacular. Pack a picnic to enjoy before or after you heli-ride enroute. The heli-ride was awesome. Great commentary. Pilot gets you very up close and personal to the snow-covered mountains. Landing
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    Response from Aspiring H, Front Office Manager at 35-Minute Helicopter Flight Including Glacier Landing from Wanaka
    Responded 31 Aug 2019
    Thanks for sharing your feedback Janelle - was great to be able to take you out flying with us!!
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    What a fantastic experience! The views were absolutely spectacular. I would thoroughly recommend this flight to everyone. Aspiring Helicopters' staff were friendly, helpful and informative, and our pilot was very experienced and knowledgeable. He also took photos for us when
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    By: Aspiring Helicopters
    139 reviews
    laurenaanders0n
    Dunedin, New Zealand
    20
    Aspiring glacier trip
    Awesome flight would definitely recommend. Great pilot amazing scenery perfect weather made for a Memorable trip.
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    Smorgan2312
    10
    Mount Aspiring flight
    Awesome flight loved every minute of it great pilot who did a great job and was really knowledgable would
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    Nadineboyes
    Orewa, New Zealand
    10
    SPECTACULAR! A Must Do....
    From beginning to end was faultless, Michelle Slater the Hostess did an outstanding job at preparing us (family of
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    Georgiapowell027
    Orewa, New Zealand
    11
    Helicopter ride to the Glacier
    Beautiful day down in Wanaka to go on a scenic helicopter ride over the mountains and up to the Glacier. There was
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    alicefL3886RA
    10
    Poor customer service
    We went for a helicopter ride today. We were originally booked for the snow landing however got a complimentary
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    Warren_Seah
    Singapore, Singapore
    65
    Helicopter Tour Including Snow Landing from Wanaka
    My family thoroughly enjoyed our flight up to the snow cap mountain. The ride was an experience that was unique
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    HeyMrSimple
    763
    Once in a lifetime experience
    Took a helicopter ride up to Coromandel Peak. The view was stunning and the pilot was skilled in landing - I
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    N3404GFjanh
    London, United Kingdom
    189
    Fantastic trip to Milford Sound
    A long awaited trip over the Southern Alps into Milford Sound. Our pilot Andrew was excellent showing us the
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    wbjii
    Hickory, North Carolina
    11786
    Flight was so wonderful I'd have given six stars if I could!
    This experience was one of the highlights of our South Island trip. Andrew was not only a great pilot (which we
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    mimi e
    Minnesota
    812
    Highly recommend Aspiring Helicopter Ride with Andrew!
    As a first time helicopter rider...there was no fear riding with Andrew. From our phone call to schedule,
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    Fdunc
    10
    We love Wanaka
    Today’s experience with Aspiring Helicopters was beyond expectation! Today we booked, last minute and without
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    Gi2012
    20
    Brilliant
    Such a wonderful experience, our two year old absolutely loved it, especially the snow landing. The team at
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    Jo S
    Geelong, Australia
    113
    Spectacular
    We booked our flight through the Wanaka i-site. We had a lovely drive from town to the hanger and then our
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    janellefletcher
    Wanaka, New Zealand
    201
    Bluebird day in Paradise
    One can not easily forget the ride out to Aspiring Helicopters which is spectacular. Pack a picnic to enjoy
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    Road277819
    Perth
    10
    The highlight of our trip!
    What a fantastic experience! The views were absolutely spectacular. I would thoroughly recommend this flight to
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