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Mt Aspiring & Glaciers

595     1 Hour     2 Landings
• Our favourite & most popular scenic flight
• 1 hour scenic helicopter experience
• Includes two alpine/snow landings
• Experience World Heritage alpine scenery

Get up close and personal with Mt Aspiring (Tititea) and its pristine glaciers on our most popular and diverse scenic helicopter flight. Your one hour tour includes two high altitude alpine landings with plenty of time for photos and to enjoy being completely immersed in a remote alpine wilderness!

Mount Aspiring is the highest peak outside of the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park and extremely popular for National and International mountain climbers. Due to it’s pyramid shape and dominance of the landscape it is often referred to as the “Matterhorn of the South”. 

It is the pinnacle of the National Park and sits at the junction of three major glaciers, which are spectacular in their own right. This region is famous for its hanging and valley glaciers. 

On your helicopter tour you will discover some of the highlights of New Zealand’s third largest National Park, Mt Aspiring.  Together with Fiordland, Westland and Mt Cook it forms an integral part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage area.  An area that boasts some of the finest examples of glaciated landforms in the Southern Hemisphere.

You will experience some of these stunning glacier formations up close, as your pilot skilfully navigates the mountain tops. The thrill of your flight will be matched by the skill and expertise of your pilot. In addition, all our helicopter flights include personal commentary from your pilot who will show you the hidden sights on this scenic tour.

Two High Altitude Landings

Your tour includes two different alpine landings. You will feel totally immersed in the vastness of this alpine region. Excellent photo opportunities with the Southern Alps as a backdrop. This is the ultimate helicopter tour for those wanting to truly experience the remote backcountry around Wanaka.

(Note: alpine landings are on snow if conditions are suitable on the day – autumn to spring). Book this itinerary privately as a Wanaka Scenic Flight Charter.

  • 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. 


This flight was so wonderful I'd have given six stars if I could! Scenery is just indescribably beautiful. We even saw a kea. You will never forget this flight!

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