We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aspiring Helicopters

Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7152
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
35-Minute Helicopter Flight Including Glacier Landing from Wanaka
More Info
and up
25-Minute Helicopter Tour Including Snow Landing from Wanaka
More Info
and up
1-Hour Mount Aspiring and Glaciers Helicopter Tour from Wanaka
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Renowned for their breathtaking scenic flights which take passengers up to the majestic peak of Mt Aspiring and offer stunning views of ice blue glacial fields and snow covered peaks, Aspiring Helicopters is housed in a state-of-the-art hangar to house with a fleet of helicopters.The facility incorporates a comfortable passenger departure lounge and reception area with the company office. Operating a variety of helicopters flights cater for 2-6 passengers per helicopter. Be it a scenic flight to Mt Aspiring and the glaciers, the once in a lifetime trip to Milford Sound or the beginning of an epic day heli-skiing! Being located in the Matukituki Valley is the ideal take off zone for quick access to the very heart of the Mt Aspiring National Park and the Fiordland World Heritage Area.
  • Excellent98%
  • Very good2%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7152
Write a Review
Reviews (90)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I was so disappointed that the weather prevented my wife and I from taking a helicopter ride at the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers, so the b&b host recommended we check out Aspiring Helicopters as they are able to do snow landings and show some...More

Thank jc300917
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Soaring over Lake Wanaka, the valleys and surrounding mountains with 5 of your best friends has to be one of the best things to do in Wanaka. Guy Beange was our pilot. The views were enhanced by Guys very moving mountain chant which we will...More

Thank vnixon30
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had been so disappointed that the weather had prevented us taking a helicopter ride in Franz Josef that we decided to book this instead. We were staying in Wanaka so this was an easy drive and they offered a trip that allowed us to...More

Thank Selina_J_W
AspHeli, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback and so pleased we were able to help you tick off a "glacier" experience after you missed out on the West Coast. Also great to hear that this was a highlight of your trip to New Zealand. It was...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

We we to take the family up one day and the weather was not good to land on glaciers. Aspiring helicopter guides want you to have your experience. They said they would call us early next morning to give weather report. They called first thing...More

Thank bmpoth6
AspHeli, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thanks for your feedback team. Great that we were able to get you out the next day. Certainly no point taking a "scenic flight" if you can't enjoy the scenery! We're pleased you took the option to go in the morning. Thanks again for flying...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

My husband and I spent a spectacular day with Mike (our helicopter pilot) and Laetitia (our guide). We purchased a special package, I think only available through Ahipara Travel, called Shotover Saddle Heli Hike, which included a beautiful flight over the Southern Alps, from Aspiring's...More

Thank Oakland_Gal
AspHeli, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thanks for your great feedback team - we have passed your comments on to both Mike and Laetitia. Great to be able to do something special for our Ahipara clients and to know that these experiences are the once-in-a-lifetime events that we aim to provide.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We did the 1hr flight and had beautiful clear skies - 2 landings with the most incredible views. Michelle made us feel very welcome when we arrived at the office, and Tim our pilot was awesome in pointing out things in the area and about...More

Thank Bemaak
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Aspiring fitted us at fairly short notice, and we had the most amazing experience. Mike the pilot was brilliant, telling us what was happening, and what we were looking at. My wife and I were the only passengers, so when we landed on the glacier...More

Thank Norbert2013
AspHeli, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thanks for sharing your feedback team, always nice to get people out on last minute bookings and pleased to hear you had an amazing experience.

Reviewed 16 March 2017

I had booked a Glacier landing just for myself as my husband has mobility problems as well as a fear of flying. However on arrival, the lady checking me in was concerned that he would regret doing it as well. With a little gentle persuasion...More

Thank marybehancherith
AspHeli, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thanks Mary - I'm so pleased we were able to talk your husband into joining you - we knew he would have an amazing experience. So pleased to hear you thought it was a trip of a lifetime. We hope you took away lots of...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We did the Milford Sound 3hr flight which included a beach, glacier & 2 other landings. They changed the flight plan to cover exactly what we wanted instead of landing at Milford Sound airport. The Pilot Tim was excellent and told us everything about the...More

Thank Alun O
AspHeli, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thanks for your feedback team, it's nice to be able to be a little flexible when there are just two clients! Also a big thank you for letting me tag along, not often I am allowed out of the office so was great to be...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely awesome worth ever cent, Mike was an awesome pilot with excellent knowledge of the area. Quality of service second to none.

Thank MPK013
AspHeli, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thanks for sharing team, our Mighty Milford is definitely an expensive option but great to hear you though it was worth every cent. We think it's the best way to see the lower South Island - especially with a pilot who knows the area well.

Nearby Restaurants
Glenorchy Cafe - The GYC
430 reviews
41.58 km away
Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen
437 reviews
43.18 km away
The Trading Post
82 reviews
41.63 km away
Big Fig Wanaka
342 reviews
43.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Heli Glenorchy
261 reviews
41.57 km away
Delta Discovery
99 reviews
37.34 km away
Routeburn Track
490 reviews
36.12 km away
Roys Peak Track
196 reviews
37.65 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Aspiring Helicopters staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines