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Wanaka Helicopters

#5 of 57 Tours in Wanaka
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Address: 6 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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+64 800 463 626
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00

Wanaka Helicopters offers a variety of high standard flights around Lake...

Wanaka Helicopters offers a variety of high standard flights around Lake Wanaka, into the National Parks and surrounding areas such as Mount Aspiring, and to spectacular Milford Sound. All scenic flights include remote alpine landings and walk arounds. We operate a variety of different sized helicopters, which means that no minimum passenger numbers apply to our flights. We can cater for all number combinations. Wanaka Helicopters also offers a product called Heli-Adventures, which includes soft adventure type activities for the more adventurous, such as mountain biking, fishing, hiking and jet boating. We also offer to opportunity to fly yourself in a one off training flight called our 'Mission Possible'. Not only are we a scenic flight operator, we are a training school, training pilots to gain their private helicopter license, as well as their commercial helicopter license. All our instructors are highly professional and safe pilots and flight instructors.

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A truly amazing day...

We did the "World In A Day" tour with Simon, who happens to be one of the most renowned pilots in all of New Zealand. He was an absolute legend — he's an extremely knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the "World In A Day" tour with Simon, who happens to be one of the most renowned pilots in all of New Zealand. He was an absolute legend — he's an extremely knowledgeable and personable guy, and it was such a pleasure spending our day with and getting to know him. Just some of the highlights: We saddled... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We don't need much more introduction on the natural beauty that New Zealand has to offer. I was due to go up to Coromandel Peak for a bridal photoshoot and being afraid of heights, I was just spouting gibberish prior to the ride. ALL THE STAFFS were friendly and reassuring. We had Dean fly us up and gosh was he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Introducing my girl friend to NZ I wanted to impress her with the sights. We absolutely loved our experience with Wanaka Helicopters. We had high expectations and they exceeded all of them. It is family run, low-key business. Simon our pilot was so accommodating, knowledgable, humble and lovely to be around. In order for us to get the best day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

From booking, checking on weather conditions, arriving at reception and the actual flight the process was dealt with in a very professional yet very friendly manner. Will, the pilot, made us feel relaxed and at ease which enabled us to enjoy this wonderful experience. We would not hesitate to recommend this company. Many thanks to all concerned.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I have always had a fascination with helicopters but never had the pleasure of flying in one. With Wanaka being quite literally the best and most beautiful place in the world I was so happy to have the opportunity to view it from one of Wanaka Helicopter's R44s. We had a great morning flight out over Lake Wanaka towards Mt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We customised a trip over to Queenstown and Bannockburn wineries and had the loveliest day. Chris our pilot was full of knowledge on the area and all sorts of interesting things. Safety was paramount and they rung ahead to each destination to ensure there were no disappointments. We had such a great time we went again the next day to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

After being washed out on the West a Coast and our heli-hike cancelled, we found Wanaka Helicopters provided flights with a glacier landing. We went up in a group of 4 plus 2 pilots, whom were very knowledgeable about the history, glacial activity, rivers and lakes. We had plenty of time on a glacier to have snowball fights, make snow... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic day. The whole Wanaka Helicopter family was so great to work with. Fabulous. We went to The Sound and then to a beautiful glacier followed be a private island where they set up a great picnic lunch for us. I was of course a little nervous but they were so helpful and comforting, kept checking in to... More 

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Wanaka H, Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this review

G'day Carrie, Thank you so much for the great review, Was brilliant to have you. and Ben join us for the day. I am glad we could fit in Milford sound before the weather turned. Look forward to seeing you again some day and may even catch up in the states. Kind regards and best wishes Pete More 

Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Thank you Pete and the team at Wanaka Helicopters for the most amazing experience, right from the moment you walk through the door. Amazing staff and the most breathtaking flight! Even Wanaka locals need to experience this incredible experience that is worth every cent! Thank you again - a must do for anyone in Wanaka!

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Wanaka H, General Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for the amazing review. Was great to take your family around our back yard. I'm glad that we could put on a stunner of a day for you! Many thanks the team at Wanaka Helicopters! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Service was very good, the pilot was knowledgeable and brought us safely to Mt Roys Peak where he took beautiful photos of us with the scenery. The view was breathtaking!

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