Wanaka Heli Hikes

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Wanaka Heli Hikes
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Wanaka Heli Hikes offers fully personalised guided alpine hiking and glacier trekking. Exclusive helicopter access provides an uncrowded pristine alpine experience. Qualified and knowledgeable local guides share our incredible alpine world with our guests.
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Coffee&applepie
Castleford, UK331 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We booked with Wanaka Heli Hikes as they offered a tailor made package. It was just the 2 of us and Laetitia, who guided us, so it was perfect!

We booked the “Alpine Heli Hike” and then added an additional glacier visit.
So the day is being collected from town, you are driven out to the heli hanger & you heli out to a spot with no tracks or trails and you walk through the alpine, low brush environment, with a few clouds & a few birds as your company. And Laetitia!!! She comes with you too :)

You walk, and it’s up hill and it’s not an easy walk. We are fairly fit 40-50 year olds, and it was a push, but a great push. Gets you out of your comfort zone!

We got to the Buchanan middle spur at 2.30pm & were collected by heli to take us to the glacier. At the glacier, we landed, walked round, frank from a pool of beautiful, clear water & I cried at eventually being on a glacier!

To say it was an extraordinary day is to do it a disservice. Having done it, I am over awed at the beauty of this hike.
It was a hike, yes. But Laetitia, with her years of guiding, pushed us, so hike was a hike with scrabbles up some steep edges.
Did it push us? Hell yes!
Did we feel safe? Completely!
Were the views amazing? Stunning....360’s of the entire area!
Was it a once in a lifetime thing? Completely
Was it worth the money? Totally.

We were booked for the Wiggley in Mt Cook but it was cancelled with the weather & I’m pleased it was now, because we did this and it was an amazing experience. And it was personal and Laetitia was amazing. Such a fun person to have as company for the day.

Thanks Wanaka Heli Hikes for our great day (and making my dream come true of getting on a glacier!)
Written 27 March 2019
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Adam J
5 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
If you love exploring and that feeling of standing on a peak, the wind in your face as you look down on the mountain ranges below, then you must do this adventure!
Hugh was our guide for the trek and he is an absolute legend, full of knowledge and just an awesome guy.
The helicopter ride offers some amazing views and you can see the layers upon layers of the mountain ranges, but the real thrill is climbing over peaks, trekking through snow, feeling like an explorer in a new and beautiful land.
Written 19 November 2018
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Sam F
4 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
This was an absolutely incredible experience! I found Hugh's company online when searching for a heli hike in Wanaka/Queenstown and he was very informative, responsive, and personable. The trip sounded amazing so we booked - everything exceeded our expectations! Auna and I were traveling for our honeymoon. We took a helicopter flight and had a thrilling landing on Mt Buchanon. To one side we looked out on snowy mountains - to the other beautiful lakes. The terrain was challenging (casual hiking mostly, walking through snow on occasion, climbing rocks at others, etc) but not too exhausting - the perfect balance. Auna often gets scared during hikes but she said Hugh was so confident that she felt totally comfortable the entire time. He was extremely knowledgable and had great stories about his experiences. After hiking for a few hours and enjoying a picnic lunch, the helicopter came back to pick us up and we had another beautiful flight. Thank you Hugh for providing the highlight of our trip to New Zealand!
Written 18 November 2018
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Whangarei
Whangarei35 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed this 12 minute helicopter ride to our drop off point. Views were fantastic to get bearings from. Graeme & Clare were both safety conscious observant informative guides. We were 4 seniors. We found the cycle down the 10klm track from High country to local pub Exhilarating & Exhausting at times but loved it all. I would recommend everyone take a banana in there back pack for fast recovery.
Written 29 April 2018
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