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35-Minute Helicopter Flight Including Glacier Landing from Wanaka

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    What to Expect
    Your flight will take-off from our base (address provided on voucher). Take a scenic 25-minute drive from Wanaka Township to the base and check-in at the hangar at least 15 minutes prior to your flight time. Flight times are flexible, operating on demand between 8am and 4pm.

    Take-off and enjoy the scenic flight from the base in Matukituki Valley above extensive valleys carved out by glaciers thousands of years ago. Relax as you watch the stunning scenery pass by below and around you. See it like never before.

    Cross snow-capped peaks and land on a glacier at 7000 ft (2,300m)! You will be given up to 10 minutes on the Glacier to take photos and enjoy the snow.

    During this unique experience take in the stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding Southern Alps. Your pilot will provide commentary on the scenery and surrounding area during your flight on your two-way headsets.
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    Departure Point
    Based at Cattle Flat, located at the entrance to the Matukituki Valley on the edge of the Mount Aspiring National Park.
    Duration
    35m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Live commentary on board
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required to confirm departure
    • Subject to suitable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • Passengers will be weighed on arrival to ensure comfort on the aircraft as well as balance of the aircraft
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We booked our flight through the Wanaka i-site. We had a lovely drive from town to the hanger and then our friendly pilot Andrew took us up to see the Mount Aspiring range. We had an approx 10 min landing next to a glacier and had the amazing experience of sinking deep into the
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    Response from Aspiring H, Front Office Manager at 35-Minute Helicopter Flight Including Glacier Landing from Wanaka
    Responded 14 Sep 2019
    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your flight with us!
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    One can not easily forget the ride out to Aspiring Helicopters which is spectacular. Pack a picnic to enjoy before or after you heli-ride enroute. The heli-ride was awesome. Great commentary. Pilot gets you very up close and personal to the snow-covered mountains. Landing
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    Response from Aspiring H, Front Office Manager at 35-Minute Helicopter Flight Including Glacier Landing from Wanaka
    Responded 31 Aug 2019
    Thanks for sharing your feedback Janelle - was great to be able to take you out flying with us!!
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    What a fantastic experience! The views were absolutely spectacular. I would thoroughly recommend this flight to everyone. Aspiring Helicopters' staff were friendly, helpful and informative, and our pilot was very experienced and knowledgeable. He also took photos for us when
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    From booking, communication on weather conditions , checking in and flying, the staff were excellent. As others have stated this is an awesome experience, There were only 3 of us on Christmas eve in a 4 seater, but the ride was not twitchy and virtually no turbulence at all.
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    Response from Aspiring H, Front Office Manager at 35-Minute Helicopter Flight Including Glacier Landing from Wanaka
    Responded 1 Apr 2019
    Thanks so much for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you found the entire experience excellent and that you rated your trip as unforgettable. We hope to see you again one day.
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    Aspiring Helicopters is about 25mins outside of Wanaka, and as we neared it, we could see paragliders up near the mountains. The kids took turns to sit in front of the helicopter (to and from the glacier landing). As we ascended up to the mountains, I experienced some slight
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    Response from Aspiring H, Front Office Manager at 35-Minute Helicopter Flight Including Glacier Landing from Wanaka
    Responded 1 Apr 2019
    Thanks for your feedback, pleased to hear your family's first experience in a helicopter was a memorable one. Yes, we always recommend confirming weather conditions prior to coming to the hangar.
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