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Mountain Heli-Hike

Let us take you on an adventure where you will hike, climb, and explore a spectacular mountain area. The Mountain Heli-hike uses a helicopter to access remote and spectacular alpine areas.  These areas are difficult to access by foot so remain pristine and unspoilt.

This is an off trail adventure, so expect adventurous mountain travel walking and scrambling through an alpine tussock land.

On the Mountain Heli-hike you will see mirror flat glacial tarns, schist outcrops and bluffs, unique flora and fauna, and spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains.

The mountains in the Queenstown region were sculpted by glaciers until 15,000 years ago when they started melting back and filling up Lake Wakatipu. The glaciers on the highest mountains in the area still exist and on a clear day it is possible to see the glaciated Mt Earnslaw and the other glaciers of the Mt Aspiring National Park. In the summer time the seasonal snow on the mid level peaks melts back to reveal a tussock, beech forest, and sub-alpine shrub land.

You will need to bring:

  • Hiking/walking boots
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Appropriate clothing for the day - fleece, wool, polypropylene, wet weather jacket & pants
  • Small hiking pack

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Client Review

"Thank you for putting together an unforgettable experience for the Leadership Team. Guillaume said that it was fantastic (albeit sometimes a bit hairy on the ridge). Seamless delivery and well organised. It was a pleasure working with you - your enthusiasm and straightforward approach was much appreciated and we hope to be able to recommend your business for another event soon." Nespresso NZ

Sample Itinerary

Departure: Your trip will depart at 8.00am from the bus stop on Camp St, located outside the Station Building in the centre of Queenstown. Please be ready for departure by 7.50am. 

Trip duration: Approximately 5 hours.

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8 hours


$800 per person (min 2 people)

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Helicopter access


Summer season - October to April.

Experience Required

No previous experience is required but all participants should have a base level of fitness and be comfortable with walking over uneven terrain for a prolonged period of time.

Whats Included

The price of the program includes

  • Helicopter flight into mountains
  • Experienced local mountain guide
  • Prepared lunch
  • Pick up and drop off at accomodation

The price of the program excludes

  • Personal equipment & clothing 

More Information

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IFMGA Queenstown Mountain Guides

International Federation of
Mountain Guides Associations

New Zealand Mountain Guides


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NZ phone 03 442 3462

NZ Cell 021 252 3215

International +64 3 442 3462