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Wanaka Helicopters

#4 of 52 Tours in Wanaka
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Address: 6 Lloyd Dunn Ave | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 463 626
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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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 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Good place, nice person, esp Simon, ur the best man! Thanks a lot for your help, we want to go to coromandel peak but there are a lot of cloud, then Simon suggest us to go to mt alta, very beautiful outside there

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Wanakaheli, Manager at Wanaka Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Simon was really hoping you enjoyed Mt Alta - it is stunning up there! We are so lucky to have equally awesome Plan B options for cloudy conditions :D Really hope you enjoy the rest of your trip! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Decided to take my 6 year old son for a very special treat. They staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. What a great experience. Just a short flight from the airport, over the township and lake, and then culminating in a brief stop on the peak overlooking the lake, where we got out and took pictures. An experience my son... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Wow!!! What an experience. one we will all not forget. For our daughters 21st, she found on tripadvisor Wanaka Helicopters !!!! She always wanted to go on a Helicopter. Well from there words are not enough. You have to do it to understand. ONE OF THE BEST TIMES IN OUR LIVES!!!!!!

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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

My husband and i were celebrating our first anniversary so we decided to splash out and go on a helicopter ride. After lots of research we decided on Wanaka Helicopters. they were really awesome, the pilot was super cool and happy to take photos of us with our own cameras. the views were spectacular. We flew over lake wanaka towards... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

What a great experience! The flying was amazing but what sets these guys apart is their outstanding customer service. My mother in law has a fear of heights and asked the pilot if she could see the helicopter before she made the decision to fly, he was amazing, instantly calmed my MIL and said to her that he dearly values... More 

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