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Whare Kea Chalet

Whare Kea Chalet

• Exclusive Alpine Lodge at 5,700 feet
• 15 minute Scenic Helicopter Transfer
• Luxurious Accommodation or Exclusive Day Visit

Whare Kea Chalet offers luxury accommodation and a spectacular base for those looking for the ultimate alpine adventure in an exclusive location high in the mountains on the edge of Mt Aspiring National Park.

The Chalet is a stand alone accommodation that can be booked directly with Aspiring Helicopters. (Note: it is no longer a requirement to also stay at the Whare Kea Lodge)

Located at 1750 metres (5700 feet) in the Albert Burn Saddle on the north side of Dragonfly Peak, Whare Kea Chalet is a 15 minute scenic helicopter flight from our Matukituki Valley base.

With two double bedrooms and a spacious loft, the chalet provides comfortable accommodation for up to six guests, and a bunkroom for two staff.

Relaxed yet luxurious, the Chalet has power, a hot shower and large windows framing astounding views of Mount Cook and Mount Aspiring with its tumbling glaciers.

This exclusive alpine venue and it’s surrounding adventures can be enjoyed year round by friends, families and small groups. For four months of the year the area is covered in snow, making it the ideal base for ski-touring or heli skiing.

In summer the slopes of tussock grass are dotted with wild flowers and tarns offering a range of fantastic hiking routes, catering for all abilities.

Tailor your own Chalet experience – from a short day trip with a relaxing lunch and a glass of wine on the balcony, to multi night accommodation with action packed alpine adventures.

Celebrate your wedding or special event – the Whare Kea Chalet offers something for everyone.

NOTE: The Whare Kea Chalet is a luxury alpine accommodation including staff. It is not available for ‘dry hire’ by trampers.


Whare Kea Chalet day trip with gourmet lunch.*
2 guests priced from $1830 per person
4 guests priced from $1230 per person

Whare Kea Chalet Overnight Options.**
Currently on request only.

*Helicopter transfers with host and gourmet lunch.
** Helicopter transfers, host, 3 course gourmet dinner and breakfast.
(Reduced rates available for additional nights).

Optional extras are unlimited, including: Qualified mountain guide for heli-hiking or ski-touring, helicopter transfers from Queenstown or Wanaka accommodation, additional scenic helicopter flights including Milford Sound and Mt Cook, small event/ incentive organising, heli skiing packages and much more.

Please contact us for more information and to receive a quote specific to your requirements.

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