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Glacier Experience

450     35 Mins     1 Landing
• One 10 minute remote glacier/snow landing
• Stand in the pristine snow at 7000 feet!
• Fly over rugged mountains & deep valleys
• Amazing photo opportunity!

With nearly 300 glaciers in the region, Wanaka is the perfect place to take a scenic helicopter flight to remote glaciers. On this Glacier Experience helicopter tour you will fly above rugged mountain peaks and deep glacial carved valleys. You will also fly across to the border of Mt Aspiring National Park.

Land and stand on top of one of these giant ‘rivers of ice’ for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. At around 7000ft/2300m you will enjoy amazing views and breathe clean mountain air. Your landing will be for approximately 10 minutes and we land at either the Tyndall or Isobel Glacier. There will be time for photos and a snowball or two before your return helicopter flight.

Check out our Mt Aspiring & Glaciers scenic flight for a 1 hour glacier helicopter experience which includes a close up view of Mt Aspiring.

  • Flat soled, covered shoes
  • Jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • And of course a camera!
  • Note: we have a no drone policy

We also recommend insect repellant if you are travelling to Milford Sound.

Scenic Flights

  • All current website pricing for scenic flights is valid until 30th September 2024
  • All flights require a minimum of two paying adults to go ahead unless otherwise stated
  • We accept Visa, Mastercard, Eftpos and cash (no AMEX)
  • Child rates are valid for 4 – 14 years.
  • 3yr and under are free of charge provided they can sit on a parents’ lap
  • Individual passenger weights are required at the time of booking
  • You must reconfirm your flight booking on the day
  • Flights go on demand subject to weather.  We are happy to reschedule subject to availability
  • We operate six days a week Monday – Saturday
  • We have a general 48 hr cancellation policy should your plans be disrupted.

Wedding Flights

  • All current website pricing is valid until 30th September 2023. There will be increases from 1st October 2023 for next summer
  • For online bookings we accept Visa or Mastercard (no AMEX) to hold your booking. For off-site pickups your card will be charged on the day, for flights from the hangar you can pay on check-in
  • Individual passenger weights are required at the time of booking
  • You should have your photographer reconfirm your flight on the day
  • We have a 48 hr cancellation policy should your plans change.
  • Weather:
    • All our flights are weather dependent.  Weather calls are made based on both safety and customer experience.
    • We are generally only unable to fly if clouds hinder visibility or if winds are gale force.
    •  To compensate for weather having a possible affect on flights we have the following policies:
      • If weather completely prevents us from flying at all on the day and we make the decision not to proceed at all there is no charge. (We are happy to reschedule to another day subject to availability if you wish)
      • If weather prevents us from getting to your desired location but we are able to offer an alternative option for your landing we will.   Charges will reflect the alternate landing cost and these can be discussed at the time. 
      • If you have chosen a dual landing option and we are able to get you to one of your landing options but not the other your cost will be adjusted accordingly to reflect the cost of the single landing.
      • We recommend you have your photographer call us to check on the weather on the day and we will have the discussion with them if there are any weather constraints.
      • Should we still be able to fly but you choose not to proceed there will be a $500 cancellation fee. 


Landing spot was sensational. Peaceful, picturesque and ever such clear air. A bluebird day in paradise!

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