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Remarkables Scenic

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

Take a Queenstown Helicopter Tour with us:

Highlights:

  • View the Remarkables Mountain Range
  • Amazing views of Queenstown
  • The chance of a snow landing in winter!

Watch the jet boats race up the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers and past the Remarkables Mountains as we lift off from the hangar– so called as they are one of only two mountain ranges in the world to run directly North to South!  We will then land high up on the Remarkables or Cecil Peak for a photo opportunity with views of the beautiful Wakatipu Basin, including Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains, before returning to our base. And in winter there is the possibility of a snow landing!

Posted in: Queenstown & Glenorchy, Scenic Flights

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Snow Landing

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

Experience a winter wonderland by helicopter!

Highlights:

  • Stand in pristine snow high up on a mountain
  • Amazing bird’s eye view of Queenstown
  • Views of The Remarkables Mountain Range
  • Views of the historic Skippers Canyon (famous for gold mining)

Our 35 min helicopter Snow Landing trip is a great way to experience a winter wonderland!
Depart Heliworks Hangar, Queenstown Airport for a scenic helicopter flight to a snowy mountain landing site.

Enjoy a landing in the snow with ample time for photographs and even a few snowballs!
Return to Heliworks with views over the Queenstown/Wakatipu area.

*Special offer available on flights that are booked and depart before 1 October 2022. Minimum of 4 adults required to confirm flight.

Posted in: Glacier / Snow Landing, Queenstown & Glenorchy, Scenic Flights, Specials, Winter

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Queenstown Essential

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

A Great Introductory Queenstown Helicopter Tour:

Highlights:

  • Amazing Bird’s Eye view of Queenstown
  • Views of the historic Skippers Canyon
  • Views of The Remarkables Mountain Range

The perfect way to see the highlights of this spectacular area and its’ most iconic sites.

Lift off across Lake Wakatipu, flying over towards Cecil Peak before enjoying a helicopter landing with spectacular views of Queenstown and  Lake Wakatipu.

Continue your helicopter flight past Queenstown itself and over Ben Lomond into Moonlight Creek and the famous Skippers Canyon. This area is steeped in the rich history of gold mining and is best viewed from the air.

See the renowned Shotover River winding beneath you through the steep canyon walls as your pilot points out some of the key sites and settlements remaining from the gold rush era.

Returning to our Queenstown heli base we will fly past Coronet Peak, with views of the skifield and the Wakatipu basin.

Posted in: Featured, Queenstown & Glenorchy, Scenic Flights

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Grand Glacier

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

See Blue Ice and Experience landing on a Glacier:

Highlights:

  • Experience a glacier landing
  • Views of the historic Skippers Canyon
  • Fly past Mt Aspiring (3,033m) – the highest peak in Aspiring National Park

One of our most popular helicopter flights!
Take in some of the area’s historical and scenic gold mining locations as you fly to see the deep blue ice of a pristine glacier.

This helicopter tour follows the fast flowing river and forested valleys of Skippers Canyon.
You will also enjoy views of Mt Aspiring and across into Fiordland National Park, before landing on a remote glacier for a once in a lifetime photo opportunity.

*Special offer available on flights that are booked and depart before 1 October 2022. Minimum of 4 adults required to confirm flight.

Posted in: Glacier / Snow Landing, Queenstown & Glenorchy, Scenic Flights, Specials, Winter

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Paradise Picnic

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

Experience a heli picnic in paradise with Heliworks:

Highlights:

  • A bird’s eye view across Queenstown
  • Views of The Remarkables Mountains
  • Picnic lunch amongst stunning views

We will fly you to one of our favourite Queenstown locations where you get to land, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery with a locally made picnic that includes wine or bubbles. This is the perfect place for proposals, honeymooners or taking time out in paradise.

* Let us know if you would like to make this a private flight and we can advise the additional cost for this.

Posted in: Combos, Picnics, Queenstown & Glenorchy, Romantic, Scenic Flights

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Earnslaw Burn Express

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

Experience the Earnslaw Burn (as seen on TV’s Travel Guides):

Highlights:

  • Experience the remote Earnslaw Burn
  • Land on the valley floor beneath an immense wall of waterfalls
  • See the blue ice of the hanging glacier
  • Views of the historic Skippers Canyon

This truly is our favourite location and exclusively available as a landing location to Heliworks!
Fly over schist covered slopes with a bird’s eye views of Queenstown’s historical goldmining sites on the way to this incredible landing site.  A filming location for LOTR’s The Hobbit and recently featured on TV’s Travel Guides.

Land on the valley floor and explore, with the blue ice of the Earnslaw Glacier towering above. See the astounding number of waterfalls spilling down the valley walls.

**Please take note that during the winter months the Earnslaw Burn does not have as many fast flowing waterfalls compared to the spring/summer/autumn months. This is still a stunning and magical location even in the winter months, however we would like you to be aware of this.

Posted in: Earnslaw Burn, Queenstown & Glenorchy, Scenic Flights, Waterfalls

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Earnslaw Burn Picnic

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

The Earnslaw Burn Ultimate Paradise Picnic Heli Experience:

Highlights:

  • Views of Queenstown and  The Remarkables Mountain Range
  • See incredible waterfalls at this location, exclusive to Heliworks
  • Enjoy a picnic with wine or bubbles amongst stunning views

Let Heliworks fly you to the ultimate location in paradise, where you get to relax, unwind and have time to take in all the beauty that only the incredible Earnslaw Burn can offer. Only Heliworks has helicopter access to this location, made famous by Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit and TV’s Travel Guides.

Enjoy a locally made picnic including wine or bubbles, while taking in the views of the cascading waterfalls and blue ice hanging glacier.

This romantic excursion is perfect for proposals, honeymooners, anniversaries or just taking time out in an unforgettable location – let us know if you would like to make this a private flight and we can advise the additional costs do to this on this flight option.

* Let us know if you would like to make this a private flight and we can advise the additional cost for this.

**Please take note that during the winter months the Earnslaw Burn does not have as many fast flowing waterfalls compared to the spring/summer/autumn months. This is still a stunning and magical location even in the winter months, however we would like you to be aware of this.

Posted in: Earnslaw Burn, Picnics, Queenstown & Glenorchy, Romantic, Scenic Flights, Waterfalls

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Earnslaw Burn Explorer

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

1 Scenic Helicopter Experience – 2 Incredible Heli Landing Locations!

Highlights:

  • Experience 2 landing locations
  • Earnslaw Burn – see an immense wall of waterfalls and the blue ice of the hanging glacier, exclusive to Heliworks
  • A second alpine landing 
  • Views of the historic Skippers Canyon
  • Views of the head of Lake Wakatipu
  • Blue ice hanging glacier and a wall of waterfalls

Bask in the beauty and serenity this area has to offer with these two incredible landing sites. This will be an unforgettable adventure!

This flight has been exclusively designed by Heliworks’ pilots to take you to our exclusive landing site – The Earnslaw Burn and then on to a second pilot’s choice alpine landing.

Depart Heliworks base through the Moonlight Saddle and over the Richardson Mountains to Mt Earnslaw and the mighty Earnslaw Burn.

Fly past the blue ice of the hanging glacier before descending to land on the valley floor, over 1,000 metres below!
Enjoy the tranquillity of this breath-taking location before getting back in the helicopter to continue your adventure across Lake Wakatipu for a second landing.

Returning along the lake towards Queenstown itself and landing back at our hangar.

*Includes a landing in the Earnslaw Burn that was featured on Travel Guides

**Please take note that during the winter months the Earnslaw Burn does not have as many fast flowing waterfalls compared to the spring/summer/autumn months. This is still a stunning and magical location even in the winter months however we would like you to be aware of this.

Posted in: Earnslaw Burn, Featured, Queenstown & Glenorchy, Scenic Flights, Waterfalls

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Heli Wine Tour

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

Take a scenic helicopter tour of the Central Otago Wine Region:

Highlights:

  • A unique helicopter tour that combines boutique wine and views!
  • Includes a landing and tasting at a boutique winery
  • An additional scenic mountain landing (chance for snow landing in winter)

In conjunction with Peregrine Winery, enjoy a scenic helicopter flight in the picturesque Central Otago wine region before landing at Peregrine winery for a complimentary wine tasting.
You will also enjoy an additional scenic Queenstown helicopter landing high up on the Remarkables Mountain Range for dramatic views overlooking Queenstown.

Posted in: Combos, Luxury Escapes, Queenstown & Glenorchy, Romantic, Scenic Flights

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Lord of the Rings

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

Lord of The Rings Locations Helicopter Tour:

Highlights:

  • View spectacular Lord of the Rings locations
  • Misty Mountains, Dimrill Dale, Moria, Amon Hen, Ilithien Camp
  • River Bruinen – Flight to the Ford and River Anduin
  • Views of The Remarkables and Skippers Canyon

A fantastic introduction to Middle Earth.
Departing from Queenstown Airport your helicopter tour takes you towards the steep ridges of the Misty Mountains.
Climbing ever higher the first stop is the Dimrill Dale, lying between two great arms of the mountains. This valley marks the western door of the great Gates of Khazad-dum (Moria) and Mirrormere, source of the River Silverlode.

Then continue across Lake Wakatipu (Nen Hithoel) to fly over Amon Hen, scene of the Breaking of the Fellowship. Excellent views can be obtained of the forest where Lurtz fought his final battle against Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas and Gimli.
You will also see the site of the Ilithien camp where Frodo and Sam hid from the battle and first saw the Oliphants.

Heading now towards the River Bruinen, you see the Ford, scene of the desperate encounter between Arwen and the Black Riders. Homeward bound, to your left can be seen glimpses of the River Anduin (location of the Gates of Argonath) before landing

Posted in: Lord of the Rings, Queenstown & Glenorchy, Scenic Flights

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Milford Sound Overhead

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

See Milford Sound and experience a glacier landing:

Highlights:

  • Get a bird’s eye view of iconic Milford Sound
  • Experience landing on a pristine glacier
  • Fly over remote, high alpine lakes and waterfalls

There is no better way to see Milford Sound than by helicopter.
Lift off from the Heliworks hangar and see the Wakatipu basin unfold in front of you as you climb up and over Queenstown itself before crossing the Richardson Mountains on your way to Milford Sound.
The Dart and Rees rivers meet at the head of Lake Wakatipu to the North and the Greenstone and Caples valleys, famous for their back country fishing, to the South.
Fly over the forested Hollyford valley and enjoy views of numerous alpine lakes before heading to the Ngapunatoru Plateau for a glacier landing.
There will be time for photos and even some snowballs!

*Special offer available on flights that are booked and depart before 1 October 2022. Minimum of 4 adults required to confirm flight.

Posted in: Glacier / Snow Landing, Milford Sound Helicopter Flights - Specials On Now!, Scenic Flights, Specials

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Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly & Earnslaw Burn

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

The ultimate Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly

Highlights:

  • See remote Fiordland valleys, forests, waterfalls and lakes with an alpine landing included
  • Fly over Milford Sound and view the scenery from the air
  • Get up close to the sheer cliffs of Milford Sound on a boat cruise
  • Land in our exclusive landing location, the Earnslaw Burn

Join Heliworks for the trip of a lifetime to Milford Sound! Fly past rainforest covered valleys and spectacular alpine lakes as you enjoy this world-famous area from the sky. Enjoy an alpine landing before continuing on to Milford Sound itself to join Southern Discoveries for one of their cruises. See the breathtaking cliffs from the water, cruise past the iconic Mitre Peak and enjoy the incredible views this location is famous for. On your journey home, enjoy a landing in the iconic Earnslaw Burn

*Special offer available on flights that are booked and depart before 1 October 2022. Minimum of 4 adults required to confirm flight.

Posted in: Combos, Featured, Milford Sound Helicopter Flights - Specials On Now!, Scenic Flights, Specials, Winter

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Fiordland’s Finest

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

This is the Ultimate Helicopter Tour of Fiordland:

Highlights:

  • Views of iconic Milford Sound
  • High alpine lake landing and glacier landing – subject to weather
  • Sutherland Falls – the second highest waterfall in Fiordland National Park
  • The Earnslaw Burn  –  exclusive landing site to Heliworks
  • See the blue ice of a hanging glacier and an immense wall of waterfalls

This flight will be a trip of a lifetime!
We will show you the best of the World Heritage Fiordland region; from high alpine lakes and mighty waterfalls, to the coastal fiords and glaciers that make this area so famous.
Your flight will start over Ben Lomond and the Richardson Mountains, then past Glenorchy at the head of Lake Wakatipu.
You will fly over spectacular mountain peaks and the pristine blue waters of Lake Erskine, before continuing to the source of the Sutherland Falls, scenic Lake Quill.
From here we will head towards the rugged West Coast and then fly up Milford Sound itself past iconic Mitre Peak.
Now heading towards Mt Tutoko, the highest peak in Fiordland before landing at the Earnslaw Burn – this location is exclusive to Heliworks and is simply breathtaking. Land on the valley floor with the hanging glacier above you and magnificent waterfalls cascading down the valley walls.
Finally return to Queenstown with views of Skippers Canyon with its rich gold-mining history before landing back at our hangar.

*Includes a landing in the Earnslaw Burn that was recently featured on Travel Guides.

**Please take note that during the winter months the Earnslaw Burn does not have as many fast flowing waterfalls compared to the spring/summer/autumn months. This is still a stunning and magical location even in the winter months however we would like you to be aware of this.

Posted in: Earnslaw Burn, Glacier / Snow Landing, Milford Sound Helicopter Flights - Specials On Now!, Scenic Flights, Waterfalls

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Doubtful Sound Discovery

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

Discover the beauty of Doubtful Sound with Heliworks:

Highlights:

  • Discover Doubtful Sound – the second longest fiord in New Zealand
  • Spot native NZ wildlife
  • View high alpine lakes and cascading waterfalls
  • Campbell’s Kingdom – incredible hidden valley
  • Alpine landing, overlooking Queenstown

Remote and spectacular, Doubtful Sound is less visited than its more popular counterpart Milford Sound but we think that makes it even more special.

Your scenic helicopter flight will start by taking you across Lake Wakatipu with a bird’s eye view of Queenstown before we cross the Mavora Lakes to Lake Te Anau.

World Heritage Fiordland National Park now unfolds in front of you as we soar over Doubtful Sound itself.
Magnificent alpine mountain peaks tower above the pristine waters of this exceptional corner of New Zealand.
Dolphins and seals reside along the shoreline and numerous birds rise above, from wood pigeons and hawks to the indigenous keas and kakas.

Now we circle into the hidden valley of Campbell’s Kingdom, with a distinctly prehistoric appearance and complete with lake and waterfall – a really spectacular place!

Return to the Heliworks base over the mountains of southwest Fiordland, with countless alpine lakes, and views of Lake Manapouri – the lake of many islands.

Your final stop before arriving back at base is an alpine landing for a bird’s eye view of Queenstown and the Wakatipu basin. An adventure you will never forget!

Posted in: Milford Sound Helicopter Flights - Specials On Now!, Scenic Flights, Waterfalls

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Great Forests of LOTR

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

A unique scenic helicopter tour of Lord of the Rings forest locations:

Highlights:

  • See key Lord of the Rings locations
  • Views of historic Skippers Canyon and its gold mining past
  •  The Remarkables Mountain Range
  • Land at an exclusive Heliworks landing site
  • Option to see a blue ice hanging glacier and a wall of waterfalls

Leaving Queenstown Airport climb the steep slopes of the Misty Mountains to the Dimrill Dale and the great Gates of Khazad-dum. Mirrormere, source of the River Silverlode also lies below and after a pause for photographs we cross Lake Wakatipu itself (Nen Hithoel) towards Amon Hen, scene of the Breaking of the Fellowship.

Excellent views can be obtained of the forest where Lurtz fought his final battle against Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas and Gimli. We also see the site of the Ilithien camp where Frodo and Sam hid from the battle and first saw the Oliphants.

We now continue Westward for a landing atop Mt Alfred (Dol Baran) where the vista of Nan Curunir (scene of Isengard and the Tower of Orthanc) unfolds. The great forest beckons, and as we fly over the outskirts of Lothlorien, the massive peaks of the Misty Mountains tower overhead.

We now travel East towards the old gold mining area of Skippers before flying over the River Bruinen, scene of the desperate encounter between Arwen and the Black Riders. Homeward bound, to our left can be seen further glimpses of the River Anduin (location of the Gates of Argonath) before landing back at Queenstown Airport.

Flight Plan:
Queenstown
Remarkables Mountains
Closeburn
Greenstone
Paradise
Skippers
Arrowtown
Queenstown

Posted in: Earnslaw Burn, Lord of the Rings, Queenstown & Glenorchy, Scenic Flights

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Best of the Lord of the Rings

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

The Ultimate Lord of the Rings Helicopter Experience:

Highlights:

  • View key Lord of the Rings locations
  • Historic Skippers Canyon and The Remarkables Mountains
  • Iconic Milford Sound
  • High alpine lake and glacier landings – subject to weather
  • Sutherland Falls – the second highest waterfall in Fiordland National Park
  • 1x exclusive landing site to Heliworks – Earnslaw Burn
  • See the blue ice of the hanging glacier and an immense wall of waterfalls

The ultimate New Zealand Lord of the Rings tour for true Lord of the Rings fans – a flight through J.R.R. Tolkien’s imagination and Peter Jackson’s movie-making awaits you.

This 3 hour helicopter trip takes you deep into Isengard, across the Misty Mountains and to the Ford of Bruinen.
The sights of the Wakatipu and Fiordland areas which so enthralled millions of movie-goers unfold in front of you, and the flight also includes the beauty of the 680m-high Sutherland Falls and the majesty of Milford Sound.
This experience includes several landings depending on weather conditions.

Flight plan:
Queenstown & The Remarkables Mountain Range
Closeburn
12 Mile Delta
Mavora Lakes
Te Anau Downs
Sutherland Falls
West Coast beaches
Milford Sound
Jura Glacier
Pluto Peak
Mt Alfred
Ford of Bruinen
Queenstown

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Milford Sound Paradise Private Collection

Date: December 18th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

An exclusive scenic helicopter + 4WD tour (in conjunction with Nomad Safaris):

Highlights:

  • Views of iconic Milford Sound
  • High alpine lake and glacier landings – subject to weather
  • Sutherland Falls – the second highest waterfall in Fiordland National Park
  • Earnslaw Burn – exclusive landing site to Heliworks
  • See the blue ice of a hanging glacier and an immense wall of waterfalls
  • 4WD tour through native beech forest – option to upgrade to Nomad Safari’s new Tesla vehicles at no additional cost!  Let us know if you would like to check availability for this vehicle option

Leave the crowd behind to join Heliworks and Nomad Safaris for an exclusive day of wonder in the wilds of Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks.
Your day starts with a spectacular private flight with Heliworks Queenstown Helicopters to Fiordland National Park, a World Heritage Area. Land at locations that will amaze you… lakes, glaciers and remote West Coast beaches.

Fly up Milford Sound where sheer rock faces rise 1,200 metres from the sea on either side.
Continue on to the remote and breath-taking Earnslaw Burn – where Heliworks has exclusive landing rights – with its’ blue ice and waterfalls.  Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch with the sounds of cascading water all around you.

After lunch we fly back to the base of Mt Earnslaw where you are met by Nomad Safaris exclusive 4WD tour through the native forests and valleys at the head of Lake Wakatipu.
You can decide whether to enjoy a short walk through native beech forest, explore the remote Rees Valley or take in some of the locations used in filming the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. This day is designed around you.

Your tour concludes with a scenic drive back to your Queenstown accommodation along the shores of Lake Wakatipu.

Departure: 11am, pick up from your Queenstown accommodation.
Return: 5 pm. You will be dropped off at your accommodation at the end of your tour.
Pricing is inclusive of 1-4 people and includes exclusive use of a helicopter. Larger group availability on request.

**Please take note that during the winter months the Earnslaw Burn does not have as many fast flowing waterfalls compared to the spring/summer/autumn months.  This is still a stunning and magical location even in the winter months however we would like you to be aware of this.

$7325.00 max of 4PAX valid 01.10.20-30.09.23

Posted in: Combos, Earnslaw Burn, Glacier / Snow Landing, Lord of the Rings, Luxury Escapes, Milford Sound Helicopter Flights - Specials On Now!, Picnics, Scenic Flights, Waterfalls

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Heli Skiing

Date: November 14th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

Heliworks are the contracted provider for Alpine Heliski. We provide outstanding day, multiday and private charter Heliskiing / Boarding on spectacular untouched alpine terrain surrounding the world renowned adventure travel destinations of Queenstown and Wanaka.

We are driven by a passion for deep snow, maximum freedom and chasing the ultimate alpine adventure. Our backyard is the Southern Alps of New Zealand – both beautiful and wild. Let us turn your Heliskiing or Heliboarding dream into reality!

At Alpine Heliski we customise your Heli Day to:

  • Suit your skill and experience level,
  • Minimise your risk, and
  • Maximise your powder adventure

We have exclusive access to 1000’s of sq kms of exceptional bowls, snowy ridges and powder basins for your skiing and riding pleasure.

Our terrain is split into a northern region and a southern region.The southern region covers all the main mountain ranges surrounding Queenstown and Wanaka. Our Northern region spans several ranges near Mt Cook and the Central Southern Alps this region has a multitude of runs in excess of 1200m making these some of the longest heliski runs in NZ.

Throughout our vast terrain each mountain range is affected differently by prevailing snow and weather conditions. It is these variations that allow us to customise your heli-day to suit your skill & experience level, minimise your risk, and maximise your powder adventure! Several of our best skiing / riding locations are deep in the backcountry it is our goal to take you to the best possible snow on any given day.

Guides

Alpine Heliski guides are chosen for a wide range of skills. Not only must they hold professional industry qualifications, they must also be highly experienced (locally and internationally), personable and most importantly be able to deliver an excellent heli-day to all abilities of skiers and boarders. Our guides are certified to NZ industry standards.

All senior guides are level 2 avalanche certified; this is the highest avalanche certification available in NZ and is only achieved after many years of field training and study. Our Guiding Director position is held by a NZMGA fully certified ski guide. This qualification is the highest Heli-Ski guide qualification available in NZ.

Every winter all guides attend our pre-season training program. This program covers:

  • Crevasse rescue
  • Avalanche Transceiver searching
  • Avalanche Rescue
  • Ski guiding techniques
  • Snow safety
  • Route selection
  • Helicopter loading certificate
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Radio Communications
  • Emergency snow shelters
  • Safety briefings
  • First Aid

Snow Safety

Alpine Heliski has developed a comprehensive snow and avalanche management system. This includes procedures for collecting weather and snow information, evaluating snowpack stability, assessing hazards in the terrain, and determining our daily skiing program. Observations are also exchanged between highways departments and ski areas in Queenstown and Wanaka. All guests are provided with avalanche safety beacons and instructed in their use.

Pilots

All of our pilots have extensive hours of flying in local conditions and are highly skilled and experienced in winter mountain operations. They hold a New Zealand Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence and are regularly subjected to stringent performance checks to meet New Zealand CAA Part 135 requirements. These are specific to specialized techniques required for alpine flying.

Contact us! Get in touch with us for a full run down on options – ski@alpineheliski.com


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Catch & Cook

Date: November 14th, 2018, Posted by macstudio

A unique day of discovery with Heliworks.
Scenic Fiordland helicopter tour with fresh crayfish lunch.

(Includes Milford Sound, Earnslaw Burn and Mt Nicholas Station)

Highlights:

  • Visit Doubtful Sound – the second longest fiord in New Zealand
  • View iconic Milford Sound
  • High alpine lake and glacier landings – subject to weather
  • Sutherland Falls – the second highest waterfall in Fiordland National Park
  • An exclusive landing site which only Heliworks can visit
  • Earnslaw Burn – see blue ice, a hanging glacier and an immense wall of waterfalls
  • Fresh Crayfish Lunch/Early Dinner at a charming historic rustic farm cottage on Mt Nicholas Station

Depart Queenstown on a day of discovery of World Heritage Fiordland National Park.The first leg of your adventure will take you past the Von Valley and Lake Manapouri over to Lake Norwest. Enjoy a heli landing at this stunning high alpine lake before heading  to Mt Elizabeth. Here you will be able to enjoy another scenic alpine landing to have a photo opportunity of the remote and remarkable Doubtful Sound. This Fiord is less visited than its more popular counterpart Milford Sound but we think that makes it even more special!

Next you will fly north along the Southern Alps mountains, past native rainforest covered valleys and magnificent alpine peaks to Poison Bay and scenic Lake Quill, the source of the Sutherland Falls.
Continue up and past the iconic Milford Sound to view famous Mitre Peak as you make your way across to the spectacular Earnslaw Burn, a location exclusive to Heliworks.
Here you can take in the beauty and serenity of Mt Earnslaw’s blue ice and hanging glacier and cascading wall of waterfalls.
Then head to the Old Nicholas Cottage on Mt Nicholas high country station.

Here you can take time out to relax in the unequalled ambience and enjoy a fresh crayfish lunch, accompanied by a fine bottle of New Zealand wine or bubbles.
On your return flight back to Queenstown via Lake Wakatipu you will be left dwelling on all that can be discovered in the incredible Southern Lakes and Fiordland region!

Pricing: POA

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