Scenic Helicopter Flight and Guided Alpine Trek

Mt Aspiring National Park departing Wanaka - Show on map
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For 1 person
1 Day
$895 each
$895 each

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Highlights

  • Breathtaking scenic helicopter flight amongst the mountaintops
  • Gorgeous trek through native grasses, snowy patches and wildlife
  • Lunch and drink break

This experience is an incredibly scenic day walk along easy angled ridges overlooking the Mt Aspiring National Park. This alpine zone, usually only accessible by many hours of hard uphill climbing is made possible through the use of a helicopter to access this remote and pristine area.

What's Included?

  • Guided scenic mountain trek
  • Helicopter flight over the scenic mountaintops
  • Lunch and drink, plus equipment such as a radio

You will meet your guide at 8am in Wanaka for a briefing of the day’s events and an equipment check before your guide drives you to the beginning of your adventure at Mt Aspiring National Park.

Trek for an hour to meet the helicopter before flying into the mountains. The helicopter gains height quickly, traversing dramatic ridges and river gorges to drop you off on a saddle overlooking the beautiful Matukituki Valley with picture postcard views of Mt Aspiring.

There is no track as you traverse the summer snowfields on to the glacier scoured rock yet the walking is never too hard or strenuous. Head along the low angled mountain tops with constant views of the heavily glaciated peaks of the Mt Aspiring region and plenty of opportunity to stop for photos or to admire the views.

The outlook from your majestic lunch spot is of hanging glaciers, waterfalls and a beech forest filled valley. After lunch, continue through passes and over small peaks to the helicopter pick up point for the descent into the valley below.

Session Length

  • 1 day, starting at 8am finishing at 5pm
  • Minimum group size (three people) applies
  • The duration of your flight will be approximately 15 minutes each way

Guidelines

A good fitness level and some previous hiking or tramping experience is preferable to participate in this activity although the main asset one can have is a sense of adventure!

Cancellation

Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

Numbers on the Day

The group will have a minimum size of one guide and three trekkers and a maximum size of two guides and ten trekkers.

Weather

The weather in the mountains can change very quickly so you need to be prepared. This trip requires a good forecast to proceed, in particular the helicopter flight demands fine weather.

Dress Code

A full equipment list and description of clothing requirements will be given at the time of booking. Some equipment is available for hire and specialised mountaineering equipment will be included.

This experience departs from Wanaka.