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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...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 6, consisting of 4 children ages, 21-6 took their mighty Milford sound trip. It was the highlight of our vacation. Everyone enjoyed the sights and landings . From snow capped mountain landings to beaches with seals. Everyone at aspiring made me our...More

Thank Cliff H
Aspiring H, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for flying with us team Hart, we were pleased the weather played it's part and you thought this was a highlight of your vacation - it's definitely our favourite flight!

Reviewed 26 April 2018

We had discussed doing a helicopter flight when planning our trip but had decided that as the weather can be so changeable , and as a result if you book something , quite often it will be cancelled , we decided not to get the...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Took a flight up to Roys Peak for a wedding photo shoot. The staff were amazing, informative and helpful. Flight was picturesque and landing great. Despite the wind being some of the strongest they have seen up top, they gave us a perfect experience and...More

Thank Justin M
Reviewed 3 April 2018

The Mighty Milford Sound scenic flight from Wanaka was a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. The views from the helicopter and at the landing sites were amazing! The company was very responsive in answering my questions via email so booking from afar was...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

My wife son and I had the fortune to pick this company to get up on the glacier region above Wanaka It was exceptional and a privilege to access the raw nature of this region in such a way Obviously this is a popular trip...More

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Aspiring H, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thanks so much for your kind words and for coming flying with us. We're pleased to hear you had such a good experience. Our pilots do enjoy the opportunity to show visitors the beauty of the Southern Alps!

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

You have to ask for this heli flight to Coromandel peak as they do not advertise it. But well worth the cost. The views from the top of the peak are WOW. The pilot was exceptionally capable and landed the helicopter beautifully at the peak....More

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Aspiring H, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback team, pleased you enjoyed your flight and were able to get a photo of that amazing Wanaka view !!

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Our tour guide contacted Aspiring Helicopters at the last minute, after Cyclone Fehi blocked our route to Franz Josef Glacier. I was heartbroken at traveling halfway around the world and not getting to the famous glacier. But now, I'm GLAD that happened, because my flight,...More

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Aspiring H, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. We're pleased we were able to take you flying and that missing out elsewhere turned into a such a positive for you. It's always nice to be able to give people a second chance when it comes to...More

Reviewed 24 February 2018

A trip from Wanaka to Milford Sound on a bus and back takes at least one full day. Usually two days if you don't want to be rushed. Aspiring helicopters proved to be a much better choice. The views of the New Zealand Alps from...More

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Aspiring H, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. The flight to Milford is definitely spectacular and a great way to experience the remoteness of the South Island - and we agree a "Must Do"! Thanks also for sharing your photo tips!!

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

The clear highlight of our 4 weeks here to date. We had been fortunate enough to fly in a few helicopters before in the US and Africa, but this was easily the best. Our pilot Mike, flying Mike Mike chopper, was friendly, charming and very...More

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Aspiring H, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thanks for sharing your feedback team and great to hear you thought this was your best helicopter experience. The scenery here is certainly quite spectacular, especially from the air. Thanks for coming flying with us.

Reviewed 8 January 2018

Magnificent scenery from the close up opportunity of a helicopter. Pilot was exceptional, very friendly and went out of his way to ensure we had a great time. Probably the greatest scenic flight I’ve ever been on.

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Aspiring H, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. Our Pilots love showing off our 'back yard' and we're stoked to hear this was probably the greatest scenic flight you've been on. The Southern Alps certainly provide some amazing scenery.

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