Scenic Flights

Situated within view of the surrounding Southern Alps and on the doorstep of the World Heritage Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks. Wanaka Helicopters can offer scenic flights that encompass more epic landscapes and spectacular vistas than anywhere else in New Zealand.

Book your scenic flight with us and let us show you our backyard… one of the most beautiful places in the world!

Scenic Flight Paths


Summer & Autumn 2021

Experience Wanaka


Wanaka Experience

One landing – allow 25 mins

Experience the best views of beautiful Lake Wanaka. Enjoy an alpine landing at 1200m overlooking Lake Wanaka and township. Catch glimpses of the spectacular Mount Aspiring.


Wanaka Max

Two landings – allow 45 mins

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.

Encounter Aspiring


Amazing Aspiring

$550pp (2pax minimum)
One landing – allow 1 hour

Fly over Lake Wanaka before entering the Mount Aspiring National Park. Discover age-old glaciers and waterfalls cascading over sheer cliffs into dense native forest. An unforgettable alpine landing ensures you can experience the full pristine beauty of the Southern Alps.


Mt Aspiring and Glacier Explorer

$695pp (2pax minimum)
Two landings – allow 1 hour 15 mins

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.

Explore Milford

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Milford Flyover

$995pp (2pax minimum)
One landing – allow 1 hours 30 mins

Milford Sound is a scene to behold. Discover the beauty of Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park all in one trip. Take in the beauty of this diverse landscape, making a stunning landing overlooking Glenorchy and Lake Wakatipu.


Milford Sound Ultimate Experience

$1570pp (2pax minimum)
Three landings – allow 3 hours

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


$1595pp (2pax minimum)
Two landings – allow 3 hours

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.

Exclusive Flights

World in a Day

World in a Day

$2150 (2pax minimum)
Four landings – Allow ½ 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.


Glacier Landing

$615 (2pax minimum)
One landing – allow 1 hour

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.


Peak Picnic

Coromandel Peak from $1100

Lochnagar from $1900

Touch down amidst the Southern Alps. We will find the ultimate spot for you to admire breathtaking views. Enjoy a gourmet picnic and a bottle of Champagne. Price per two people. 

Scenic Hot Seat

The Hot Seat

Allow 1 hour

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.

Still deciding? Call our friendly team on 0800 46 36 26 to talk through our scenic flight options!

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