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Wanaka Helicopters

#5 of 58 Tours in Wanaka
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Address: 6 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+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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Fantastic ride even though we didn't quite get to the Glacier

Three of us recently flew with Wanaka Helicopters. The team was very professional and informative about the trip and of course safety instructions. Scenic views from a chopper... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us recently flew with Wanaka Helicopters. The team was very professional and informative about the trip and of course safety instructions. Scenic views from a chopper in this region are simply breathtaking and leave you speechless - so much to see and so much beauty. The weather closed in so we couldn't land on a Glacier so instead... More 

Thank DiDarryl
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

My wife and I recently took a sunset helicopter ride with Wanaka Helicopters. It was an experience we will never forget. Simon, our pilot was amazing. As he gently lifted us off the ground headed to the mountaintop he was explaining the history and geographic features of the area. In a few minutes we landed in the ridge with an... More 

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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We travelled to Wanaka in January, and I used the 'celebrations on the summit scenic flight' to propose to my partner. The views at Roys Peak are amazing! Nicky was extremely helpful beforehand with organising the day and replied to all my emails quickly.Our pilot (sorry, forgot his name) was also great - kind and informative and was very discrete... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 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 

Thank TheHolliheimers
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

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 

Thank BlackCoookie
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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 

Thank kasper k
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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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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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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 

Thank NZSwanns
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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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