Helicopter & 4x4 Tour of Lake Wanaka
Helicopter & 4x4 Tour of Lake Wanaka

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
  • Duration
    1 half day
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Explore Lake Wanaka by water, land and air on this ultimate tour package.

An environment designed and defined by the march of the Southern Glaciers, experience each element that shapes this unique landscape on this water taxi, 4x4 and helicopter package from Wanaka. Cruise across Stevenson’s arm and ride the rugged spine of Mt. Aspiring National Park – making it to a natural plateau where you will glide over the landscape in a private helicopter.

This activity is run & operated from Wanaka Marina and travels to Mt. Burke in Mt. Aspiring National Park. This trip is serviced by a 20-minute return boat transfer to Stevenson’s Arm, overland 4x4 tour and helicopter flight.

Head to the marina for this three-part tour of Lake Wanaka. The ultimate discovery day out, travel to the uninhabited Stevenson’s arm and enjoy the striking scenery and unique natural landmarks on this 4-hour tour. Travelling by water taxi past the Southern Alps mountain range, enjoy the rush as you travel along Lake Wanaka – meeting your 4x4 chauffer at the foot of Mt. Burke. From here, your guide will ride across the exposed spine of the park – passing through winding ridges, spring streams and rolling valleys to your picnic location high on a natural plateau. Enjoying a full catered lunch, kick back with a glass of local wine as you enjoy the views in this remote part of Mt. Aspiring National Park. After learning more about the region’s past and present and exploring on foot, wave goodbye to your guide as you jump into a luxury private helicopter for a 40-minute flight over the deep valleys, braided rivers and steep glaciated peaks of the Mt. Aspiring National Park. A mountain landing gives you the chance to soak it all in with photo opportunities to treasure before your return to Wanaka. Your adventure will end with a return water taxi back to Wanaka.

Accommodating up to 10 passengers between two 4x4 vehicles, note that this is a chauffeured trip and guests will not be allowed to drive. Suitable for groups of friends and families, please dress for the seasons with closed toe footwear and comfortable clothing.

minimum 1 y/o
Starting time: 9:00 am, 1:00 pm,
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Offer Description

Take some time to enjoy the solitude and enjoy the best view in Wanaka!

Morning Tea (9am departure); a fine selection of fruit, slices & muffins accompanied by tea and plunger coffee.

Afternoon Tea (1pm departure) a fine selection of fruit, New Zealand cheese and crackers, accompanied by local Wine. (White, Rose or Red)

Special terms

Please note this activity runs with a two person minimum per tour.

Due to lambing season this trip isn’t running from the 20th of September until the 20th of October.

  • Return Boat Transfer
  • 4x4 Tour & Guide
  • Lunch & Light Refreshments
  • 40-Minute Helicopter Flight
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • GoPro/Camera
  • Closed Toe Shoes
  • Comfortable Clothing
Meeting point
Wanaka Marina, Lakeside Rd, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand Get directions
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