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Wanaka Helicopters

6 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
+64 800 463 626
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The best!

We were really hoping to go on a heli ride with snow landing (live in the tropics) and contacted... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anett B
via mobile
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... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
DiDarryl
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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6 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were really hoping to go on a heli ride with snow landing (live in the tropics) and contacted Wanaka Helicopters who were very accommodating and very honest about the snow situation and the weather. The first day the flight didn't end up going as...More

Thank Anett B
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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...More

Thank DiDarryl
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...More

1  Thank angkor5
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...More

Thank 998anonymoose
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...More

Thank TheHolliheimers
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...More

Thank BlackCoookie
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,...More

Thank kasper k
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...More

1  Thank 2ForT
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...More

Thank WanakaSnow
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...More

Thank NZSwanns
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VicParkDiner
Hi Roughly, what did it cost you to hire a helicopter? My friend is looking to do it for her wedding but we have NO idea how much it is! Thank you!
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
All I want to know is how much it would cost me and the duration of the flight I'll be there in November Stan
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
For a single guy how much would it cost and how long does it take.do you have any pacific timetable?or is it just when you got a full flight.
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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