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Wanaka Helicopters

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6 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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Excellent pilot, well worth the cost

Last minute decision to go on Aspiring Plus trip. Pilot was excellent and knowledgeable, and snow... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tradesman48
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Auckland, New Zealand
Coromandel peak

What a fab flight, Nick the pilot was great and took lots of photos for us! Flight great, view... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Anna6156
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Perth, Australia
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Wanaka Helicopters has operated since the mid 1990s in the Southern Lakes region and into the World Heritage Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks. Experience stunning scenery with our flights including Wanaka, Mount Aspiring, Glaciers, and Milford Sound. Trips range from 25 minutes - to all-day adventures that encompass more dramatic land, sea and alpine vistas than anywhere else in New Zealand. Wanaka Helicopters is a Safety Award Winning company. Our pilots are highly experienced scenic pilots and helicopter flight instructors. We fly 7 days a week (weather permitting) from Wanaka Airport. We are genuinely passionate about what we do and love to share our special part of the world with those who fly with us. On every flight you can expect a safe, highly professional and reliable service that will be memorable, educational and totally personal.
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6 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last minute decision to go on Aspiring Plus trip. Pilot was excellent and knowledgeable, and snow landing was amazing.

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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review. Great to hear you had an amazing time, thanks for flying with us!

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

What a fab flight, Nick the pilot was great and took lots of photos for us! Flight great, view amazing and all,personnel that we had contact with were very friendly and helpful. Excellent

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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Hi Anna, thanks so much for sharing your review! So pleased you enjoyed the flight and had a friendly experience with us! Thanks

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I decided to liaise with Wanaka helicopters while planning my proposal to my partner. From the outset Nicky was incredibly helpful while also discrete to ensure everything ran smoothly on the day. We were flown up Roy’s Peak by Nick who went out of his...More

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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thanks so much for reviewing your experience with us! We love proposals and are so pleased to hear everything went smoothly for you on the day. Thanks so much for choosing to fly with us for this very special occasion.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Milford Max tour was the experience of a lifetime.. fantastic staff that made us feel welcome and part of the family.. highly recommend this tour that shows the magnificence of the west coast in the hands of a consummate professional.. cannot thank Wanaka Helicopter team...More

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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. Milford Max is such a spectacular trip, so pleased to hear you had such a great time with Simon!

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Incredible experience. The whole experience was extremely well-organized and my wife and I were made to feel very special throughout. Our pilot (Chris) was very friendly and provided a lot of insight and anecdotes about the various sights we saw along the way. His enthusiasm...More

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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Hi Greg, thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience with us! So great to hear you had such a fabulous trip with Chris! The World in a Day trip is truely an unforgettable experience, so pleased you were able to experience...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Our group of friends recently held a reunion and one of our experiences was the Max flight by Wanaka Helicopters. We had 9 in our group so needed two helicopters. My group was very well looked after by Simon who was very informative about the...More

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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thanks so much for your review Sheryll. So pleased to hear you had such a fantastic time on our Wanaka Max flight!

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Thank you pilot Pete for giving my 3 and 5 year old children their first helicopter ride. It's been almost two weeks since you flew us over Lake Wanaka and my kids are still talking about how much fun it was. They think you are...More

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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your flight with us! Great to hear the kids had so much fun, Pete loved taking you up. Thanks for choosing us, we were delighted to be able to give your children their first helicopter...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing experience with Wanaka Helicopter. We went for s picnic at the top of the peninsula which is a great location as you can see both side of Wanaka's lake. I would recommend it to everyone. The food and the bottle of...More

Thank Mathieu D
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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi Mathieu, thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. Great to hear you enjoyed your flight and picnic. It is certainly a beautiful location to enjoy some delicious food!

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

FANTASTIC view. Worth every penny. The view on Roy's Peak is SUPER stunning. We were so lucky to chose Wanaka Helicopter. Carolyn and Simon were so kind and showed great hospitality. We've written much email for detail questions and changed schedule several times. They've always...More

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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are really lucky to have such a beautiful part of the world to share with our visitors. So pleased to hear you had an awesome time and enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

We had a truly wonderful experience. The flight alone is incredible, but stopping on the glacier and then on another scenic view point make it perfect. It was made even better by our pilot, Simon, who clearly has a passion for the area and showing...More

Thank Paul D
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Wanaka H, Public Relations Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi Paul, thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience with us! Simon is extremely experienced and knowledgeable about our part of the world and loves sharing this information. So pleased to hear you had an incredible trip and enjoyed your time...More

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VicParkDiner
7 April 2015|
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Response from Wanaka H | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Our wedding prices vary from $599 to $2000 depending on numbers and location. Contact Wanaka Helicopters directly if you would like some more detailed information. Regards, Nicky.
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Stan R
7 March 2015|
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Response from Wanaka H | Property representative |
Hey Stan! Thanks for your question! We have a range of flights which you can take, all depending on your price and timeframe! Have a look at our website which will give you an idea on our flights which may suit you! We do... More
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Stan R
7 March 2015|
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Response from Wanaka H | Property representative |
Hey Stan! Thanks for your question! We have a range of flights which you can take, all depending on your price and timeframe! Have a look at our website which will give you an idea on our flights which may suit you! We do... More
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