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Wanaka Helicopters

#5 of 54 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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Carrie G
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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We visited NZ last month and booked a scenic flight over Wanaka 24h prior since the weather up in Franz Josef and Fox didn't allow for a flight the day before... and fortunately, we were very lucky with the weather that morning in Wanaka :) The team made the whole experience as much safe than amazing and unforgettable! The views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic experience with Wanaka Helicopters. We flew over Queenstown, Wanaka, landed on 2 snow capped mountains, landed on a remote West Coast beach, then we flew up Milford Sound and stopped for morning tea before returning to their base at Wanaka. Pete, the pilot, was informative, engaging, amusing, as well as being an excellent pilot. The whole... More 

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Greenfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We booked the three hour flight with a glacier landing, a stop on a west coast beach and a brief rest at the Milford Sound airport. Wow! Yes, it seemed a bit pricey at first but it was well worth the price! My wife and I have never seen nor will ever see scenery like this. You simply cannot take... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Thanks for a great day at Wanaka helicopters. I had no idea what to expect. After working up the courage to take my maiden chopper flight I drove my three mates to the airport. We wandered into the first helicopter company and got the brushoff. They were to busy to attend to us. Then we came across Wanaka helicopters. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

What a treat! Our first time in the south island and decided to explore the sights with wanaka helicopters! Such amazing experience that we will definitley be sharing with friends and family! They were incredible and so friendly. Thanks especially to Peter our pilot and his mum at the reception for all her ideas of what else to do around... More 

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Wanakaheli, Owner at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It was so lovely having your here, and we were so happy to help!! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

First time helicopter experience, flying over Lake Wanaka, amazing views from bird's eye distance. Unfortunately due to thick cloud couldn't get through to the glacier, but the flight was great anyway, safe and relaxed with the help of a friendly and professional pilot. The helicopter was small, but you feel very comfortable, with earmuffs on you are not disturbed with... More 

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Wanakaheli, Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this review

So unfortunate we couldn't get you to the glacier! It is truly beautiful. Glad you had an awesome experience though, and were able to make your really comfortable :D More 

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