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Lake Wanaka Scenic

225     20 mins     1 Landing
• Great for families and first timers!
• Fly over a Lord of the Rings filming location
• 20 min scenic experience
• Includes a remote alpine landing

Enjoy a “birds eye view” of Lake Wanaka, with it’s hidden bays, pristine beaches and remote islands on our Lake Wanaka Scenic flight. Wanaka is the fourth largest lake in New Zealand and is encircled by a spectacular alpine landscape. 

Enjoy panoramic views of the crystal clear lake waters that are fed by the mighty Matukituki River. You will appreciate the size of this spectacular lake from your elevated viewpoint and see why Lake Wanaka is such a popular destination for visitors.

This 20 minute experience departs from our hangar at the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park, giving you instant access above spectacular scenery. 

Scenic Helicopter Alpine Landing

This tour includes a remote mountain top landing overlooking the lake. The perfect opportunity to snap some unique photos with a breathtaking backdrop.

This scenic flight is ideal for families, especially those with younger children, who want to experience a Wanaka helicopter flight. Contact our friendly team for more information or use our online booking form to book your seat.

(Note: This flight can also be upgraded to land on Coromandel Peak/Mt Roy on request). Or upgrade to one of our longer flights, like the Glacier Experience. This option takes you out to the border of Mt Aspiring National Park and includes a guaranteed snow landing year round.

  • 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.

  • All current website pricing is valid until 30th September 2022
  • All flights require a minimum of two paying adults to go ahead.
  • 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
  • Last minute Covid Cancellations do not incur a fee i.e. if you are unable to travel due to Covid related restrictions
  • During NZ Covid Traffic Light system – from 4th April vaccine passes will not be required.


We all agreed this was the best bit of our holiday! The kids loved it and the experience of flying in a helicopter was amazing - the view of the Southern Alps was breathtaking!

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