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Mt Aspiring & Glaciers

580     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 and pristine glaciers on this very popular and diverse helicopter flight. Your tour includes 2 high altitude landings with time for photos and a snowball fight.

Mount Aspiring is the highest peak outside of the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. It sits at the junction of three major glaciers, the Bonar, Volta and Therma glaciers. This area is famous for its hanging and valley glaciers. On this helicopter tour you will discover the highlights of New Zealand’s largest National Park. Mt Aspiring National Park forms an integral part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage area.

First, you will start by flying into the Southern Alps, a mountainous region which boasts nearly 3000 permanent glaciers. Then you will experience some of the most stunning glacier formations up close, as your pilot skilfully navigates the mountain tops. Above all the thrill of your flight will be matched by the skill and expertise of your pilot. In addition, all our helicopter flights also include personal commentary from your pilot who will show you the hidden sights on this scenic tour.

2 High Altitude Landings

After that, experience 2 remote helicopter landings. This is where you can truly experience the size and grandeur of this incredible area. Set up your camera for incredible photos before returning back to our Aspiring helicopter base. In conclusion, this is an ultimate helicopter tour for everyone wanting to truly experience the remote backcountry around Wanaka.

(Note: snow landings are offered if conditions are suitable on the day). 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.

  • All current website pricing is valid until 30th September 2021
  • All flights require a minimum of two paying adults to go ahead.
  • Child rates are valid for 4 – 14 years.
  • Infants 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 have a 48 hr cancellation policy should your plans be disrupted


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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