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Aspiring Helicopters

#13 of 58 Tours in Wanaka
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Address: Wanaka, New Zealand
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Renowned for their breathtaking scenic flights which take passengers up to...

Renowned for their breathtaking scenic flights which take passengers up to the majestic peak of Mt Aspiring and offer stunning views of ice blue glacial fields and snow covered peaks, Aspiring Helicopters is housed in a state-of-the-art hangar to house with a fleet of helicopters.The facility incorporates a comfortable passenger departure lounge and reception area with the company office. Operating a variety of helicopters flights cater for 2-6 passengers per helicopter. Be it a scenic flight to Mt Aspiring and the glaciers, the once in a lifetime trip to Milford Sound or the beginning of an epic day heli-skiing! Being located in the Matukituki Valley is the ideal take off zone for quick access to the very heart of the Mt Aspiring National Park and the Fiordland World Heritage Area.

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US$251.88*
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35-Minute Helicopter Flight Including Glacier Landing from Wanaka
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US$215.90*
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25-Minute Helicopter Tour Including Snow Landing from Wanaka
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US$341.84*
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1-Hour Mount Aspiring and Glaciers Helicopter Tour from Wanaka

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Must do experience!

We did the 1hr flight and had beautiful clear skies - 2 landings with the most incredible views. Michelle made us feel very welcome when we arrived at the office, and Tim our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bemaak
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the 1hr flight and had beautiful clear skies - 2 landings with the most incredible views. Michelle made us feel very welcome when we arrived at the office, and Tim our pilot was awesome in pointing out things in the area and about the glaciers and mountain surrounds. He was kind enough to take some photos of us... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Aspiring fitted us at fairly short notice, and we had the most amazing experience. Mike the pilot was brilliant, telling us what was happening, and what we were looking at. My wife and I were the only passengers, so when we landed on the glacier we swapped so both of us had the opportunity to be in co-pilots seat. Strongly... More 

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AspHeli, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your feedback team, always nice to get people out on last minute bookings and pleased to hear you had an amazing experience. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I had booked a Glacier landing just for myself as my husband has mobility problems as well as a fear of flying. However on arrival, the lady checking me in was concerned that he would regret doing it as well. With a little gentle persuasion and a lot of reassurance, he decided to join me. From the outset, Mike the... More 

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AspHeli, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks Mary - I'm so pleased we were able to talk your husband into joining you - we knew he would have an amazing experience. So pleased to hear you thought it was a trip of a lifetime. We hope you took away lots of great photos and some lasting memories that you can share together! More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We did the Milford Sound 3hr flight which included a beach, glacier & 2 other landings. They changed the flight plan to cover exactly what we wanted instead of landing at Milford Sound airport. The Pilot Tim was excellent and told us everything about the area as we flew over it. The Operations Manager Michelle accompanied us on the trip... More 

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AspHeli, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback team, it's nice to be able to be a little flexible when there are just two clients! Also a big thank you for letting me tag along, not often I am allowed out of the office so was great to be able to experience this product - must say I was impressed too! Tim definitely does... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely awesome worth ever cent, Mike was an awesome pilot with excellent knowledge of the area. Quality of service second to none.

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AspHeli, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing team, our Mighty Milford is definitely an expensive option but great to hear you though it was worth every cent. We think it's the best way to see the lower South Island - especially with a pilot who knows the area well. More 

Cambridge, Ontario
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229 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

If you got the money spend it on the glacier landing. It was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand.

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AspHeli, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing John, so nice to hear our Glacier Landing was the highlight of your trip! More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Wow! I can't believe this trip I had up to Elizabeth Glacier and around Mt Apsiring with Aspiring Helicopters. What a wonderful journey. The staff were wonderful and myself , my wife and my 21 year old daughter reckon it was the best thing we have done in an hour or so together in our lives. Thank you so much... More 

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AspHeli, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your comments. We're pleased to hear it was the best thing you have done as a family in an hour or so together. It's certainly a special experience and we're pleased you were all able to share it together! More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My goodness, what an amazing experience! We booked the three hour Mighty Milford Sound trip which is pricy but is absolutely worth the money. The whole experience was faultless from booking through to the trip itself. It is a very professionally run outfit and Michelle who organised my booking and greeted us at reception was delightful. Mike, our pilot, was... More 

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AspHeli, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. Whilst this is our most expensive trip it's great to hear you felt it was worth the money. The diversity you experience is quite amazing and you're right it simply "has to be seen to be believed". We appreciate you sharing your thoughts and recommending us in future. More 

Chipping Norton
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous experience not to be missed! If you want to truly experience the magic of Mount Aspiring National Park then do book a trip. We all came back so with so much more knowledge and understanding of this spectacular country it was truly worth the drive

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AspHeli, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Our National Park is quite diverse and the scenery is certainly spectacular, we're pleased you learnt a little more about the history of our geology - and took the time to take the drive to our base! More 

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91 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We’d booked a flight to take us from Wanaka to Milford Sound, and back a couple of days later, with Aspiring Helicopters. This proved to be a really great move. We’d chosen them partly because they were based in the beautiful resort of Wanaka, in preference to the much busier and more hectic tourist town of Queenstown. But also because... More 

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AspHeli, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words Michael, it was certainly a pleasure to have you both on board and to share our amazing countryside with you. And a huge thanks also for sharing your flight back. The ladies definitely appreciated your hospitality and their opportunity to visit Milford and the Isobel Glacier! More 

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