Lake Wanaka's Premier Helicopter Operator
At Wanaka Helicopters we offer truly memorable scenic flights that encompass more epic landscapes and spectacular vistas than anywhere else in New Zealand. The professional, experienced and friendly team will ensure that you have the absolute best flight and walk away with life-long memories you can talk about for years to come.
Situated within view of the surrounding Southern Alps and on the doorstep of the World Heritage Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks come with us and let us show you our stunning backyard from the air.
You can see our range of Scenic Flights available below.
- Wanaka Max
Take the Wanaka Experience trip to the max with two landings. This extended flight takes you across Lake Wanaka and the Matukituki river. Take in views of high country stations, snow-capped peaks and valleys carved out by once mighty glaciers.
- Mount Aspiring and Glacier Explorer
This extended Aspiring flight includes two landings and circumnavigates Mount Aspiring, crossing the main divide toward the remote West Coast. Enjoy a close encounter with the impressive Mount Aspiring that stands at 3033m, also known as Tititea or 'Glistening Peak.’ Fly over native bush of this World Heritage Site experiencing incredible ice falls, massive glaciers and cascading waterfalls.
- Glacier Landing
Enjoy the incredible experience of landing on a glacier. Take in the solitude and breathtaking beauty of the icy wilderness high in the Southern Alps. Observe close-up cascading cliffs of compressed blue ice, deep crevasses, waterfalls, sheer rock faces and native forest on this stunning and inspiring flight.
- Milford Sound Ultimate Experience
The ultimate Milford Sound experience flies deeper into Fiordland. Fly through the mighty fiord then experience the spectacular Sutherland Falls, the world's fifth highest waterfall. Take in NZ's best exploring Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Park with three incredible landings, one on the wild West Coast, an alpine landing around Mount Aspiring and one at Milford Sound.
- Discover Mount Cook
Aoraki/Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain at 3724m sitting amongst the spectacular Southern Alps. Enjoy views of Fox and Franz Josef glaciers before making a snow or glacier landing to take in the full view of the giant peak. Fly over the impressive Tasman glacier with views of stunning lakes and rainforests.
- World in a Day
The 'World in a Day' is a journey of dramatic contrasts. Experience the trip of a lifetime. Take in views of the pristine waters of the Southern Lakes, Central Otago's golden tussock land, Mount Aspiring’s glaciers and waterfalls. Traverse the Southern Alps into Fiordland and awe-inspiring Milford Sound. Stop along the way at a stunning alpine setting and enjoy a gourmet picnic.
- Hot Seat
Jump in the hot seat and learn to fly a helicopter. An experienced flight instructor will safely guide you through a lesson. Have a go at taking the controls and learn the art of flight. You must be able to speak and understand fluent English.