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“A wonderful experience”
Review of Wilderness Wings

Wilderness Wings
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Hokitika
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Owner description: Wilderness Wings invites you on a once in a lifetime New Zealand scenic flight experience. We are a premier operator of specialising in world class scenic flight tours and exceptional wilderness adventures throughout the beautiful alpine regions of the Southern Alps. Our highly experienced freindly pilots offer informed inflight commentary while you relax and enjoy breathtaking views of our highest peaks including Mt Cook and largest glaciers including Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. We operate all year from the beautiful town of Hokitika.
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Clear and interesting comments by a very nice operator.
Very good pilot, no shake and sweet landing.
You will feel safety above the mountains.
A little more expensive than others company but you won't regret.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank AMANDINE F
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

On 27 February, which was a really beautiful morning we drove up to Hokitika airport and had the most amazing experience. The scenic flight took us over Mount Cook and the southern alps glaciers, including the Frank Josef and Fox glaciers. The scenery was amazing. Ben, our pilot, was excellent and very experienced. He was very knowledgeable on the areas and their history that we didn't need to ask any questions. I would recommend this as a must do on any trip to New Zealand.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of seeing from the air, the snow capped peaks (yes even in March) of the highest mountain range in NZ. It was a spectacular sight and well worth the moderate expense. Our pilot Ben, a born & bred local, was brilliant. His experience and knowledge of this area, which he has been flying over for many years, made our flight extra special. If anyone is at the stage of thinking: Will I, or won't I book this flight ? Do it ! You won't regret it. It's something you just can't see any other way and it's just incredibly beautiful !

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank David048
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic flight with Ben. He's an experienced pilot who really knows these skies and the area. Our flight only had 3 minutes of bumps - he just moved the plane to an area where he knew there would be calm skies.

It was fantastic seeing the mountains and glaciers from on top. We took hundreds of photo's and will also have in our memories Ben's expert commentary about the area.

If you are debating on spending the money (as we did) I can only say that this trip the best money we have spent in New Zealand.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Traveler714
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We had a helicopter flight planned but weather messed that up, we were so lucky our bnb host told us about the scenic flight option.
It was cheaper, 30min longer, we got to see all of the glaciers and Mt Cook up close, and we had a fantastic pilot in Ben. Great guy with plenty of knowledge.
Highly recommend!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Chris G
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