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Wilderness Wings

| Hokitika Airport, Hokitika 7791, New Zealand
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On Top of the World

A scenic flight with Wilderness Wings is a must if it's within your budget and you have the time... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Sarah_and_David_2018
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Dingwall, United Kingdom
Excellent experience

Staying in Greymouth and wanting to see the glacier this has to be the best option and great value... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Jason L
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Wilderness Wings invites you on a once in a lifetime New Zealand scenic flight experience. We are a premier operator of specialising in world class scenic flight tours and exceptional wilderness adventures throughout the beautiful alpine regions of the Southern Alps. Our highly experienced freindly pilots offer informed inflight commentary while you relax and enjoy breathtaking views of our highest peaks including Mt Cook and largest glaciers including Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. We operate all year from the beautiful town of Hokitika.
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| Hokitika Airport, Hokitika 7791, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

A scenic flight with Wilderness Wings is a must if it's within your budget and you have the time and weather on your side. Ben - our pilot - is a mine of information and such a gent! The scenery is truly stunning; flying over...More

1  Thank Sarah_and_David_2018
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Staying in Greymouth and wanting to see the glacier this has to be the best option and great value for money. Greymouth Taxis were helpful in getting us to the airport and back. Ben was an excellent guide and exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable about the...More

2  Thank Jason L
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

This was just another spectacular routine maintenance trip Hokitika - Wanaka - Hokitika for CEO (Don) and Chief Pilot (Ben).

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

No words can adequately describe this experience. Simply amazing. Our pilot was so informative and skilled too.

2  Thank Shane V
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

What more can I add to all the wonderful reviews that have preceded mine. Like others our helicopter trip to the glaciers was cancelled due to bad weather. After waiting all morning, the flights were cancelled for the day and we set off north to...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Just had the most amazing experience with Ben yesterday. It was a clear sunny morning and he flew us over Mount Cook and both Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. The views were simply stunning and we got so close to Mount Cook it was almost...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing flight with the very capable Ben to Mount Cook. Breathtaking views. Flew close to so many high peaks and right over Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. Ben gives great commentary and is an awesome pilot. This was our big adventure this holiday...More

1  Thank EnglandMick
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I was a very, very nervous passenger. And sadly the day we booked had to be cancelled due to poor weather. The next day was glorious, and we were rebooked. I was very , very nervous about doing this flight. But from the moment we...More

2  Thank Cathy C
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We visited hokitika and were recommended Wilderness Wings by someone we met at a craft market! It was a great recommendation. We called up and talked to Sam (great guy) who was really accommodating of our time schedule - he added a 6pm flight just...More

1  Thank Catherine V
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Clear and interesting comments by a very nice operator. Very good pilot, no shake and sweet landing. You will feel safety above the mountains. A little more expensive than others company but you won't regret.

1  Thank AMANDINE F
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Response from deukerens | Reviewed this property |
My trip cost around $300 for 2 of us. Took 2 hours and we went where the views were. Ben is a great pilot, loves the mountains and obviously wanted us too. Given the chance I'd go again tomorrow, just loved the trip. If you... More
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