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New Zealand Walks Heli Hikes Queenstown New Zealand

From your base in Queenstown the addition of helicopter flight to your guided walking experience opens up options far and wide. From the Earnslaw Wakatipu area all the way to beaches of South Westland. Guided heli hiking from Queenstown for an unforgettable adventure into the New Zealand wilderness. Skilled and experienced helicopter pilots have an array of incredible locations to choose from with jagged mountain peaks, alpine plant and bird life,  and a backdrop of the most glorious views in the world.
In inclement weather your pilot just picks a place for your guided walk where the elements aren't invited. The rest is up to you, your expert guide and a superb gourmet lunch to create a memory that will never leave you.

THREE UNIQUE OPTIONS:
Remarkable Mountains
Mount Earnslaw Glacier
Mountains to Sea & Sand

Remarkable Mountains
On top of the world, minutes from Queenstown without the strenuous climb. In this area surrounded by towering jagged mountain peaks and hidden alpine plant life, you can hike and explore at leisure.
Endless mountaintops, hidden valleys & lakes stretch into infinity, Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu far below. Silence and remoteness surround you in this very special environment.
A delicious gourmet lunch, a view you have to see to believe, make this day an unforgettable experience.


Mount Earnslaw Glacier
Under an ice face of the highest Mountain around Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by glacial moraine, roaring waterfalls, towering jagged mountain peaks and hidden alpine plant life, you can hike and explore at leisure. Silence and remoteness surround you in this very special environment and the walking can be as easy or as strenuous as you wish.
A delicious gourmet lunch in amazing surroundings with views you have to see to believe makes this day an unforgettable experience.

Add a Milford Sound Heli-flight or see Mountains to Sea & Sand Heli Hike


Mountains to Sea & Sand
Fly by helicopter into the main alpine valley of the Mount Earnslaw massif called Earnslaw Basin. The Earnslaw valley has been formed by the Earnslaw Glacier, with its huge ice cliffs that tower 3000ft to 4000ft over the head of the valley and dominates the whole area.
The valley is about 10 miles long, with the lower two thirds covered in native forest; we fly into the upper third of the valley and walk up, and through the glacial moraine.
This is a magical area, surrounded by high peaks covered in ice and snow; waterfalls cascade off the rock cliffs covered in moss and lichens.
It is sheltered and during summer can be sunny and warm, where alpine plants abound; very few people go there, as the track into the valley is rough and little used.
The afternoon is spent flying through New Zealand's magnificent Southern Alps, down big river valleys to the Tasman Sea to walk on the beautiful beaches of the wild and remote West Coast of the South Island. Walk along a remote West Coast beach with the Tasman Sea as a backdrop.
Take the opportunity to see wild life first hand and prospect for greenstone or Paua (abalone) shells.
Our aim is to challenge you to the degree that makes for an experience that is enjoyable, unforgettable, and a highlight of your visit to New Zealand.


ALL TRIPS:

These areas are subject to weather changes so the operator reserves the right change or cancel according to conditions on the day.

YOU BRING:

Strong walking boots

A warm/sun hat

Wet/wind/warm clothing for changeable weather

A reasonable level of fitness will ensure an enjoyable day out

SUPPLIED BY TOUR OPERATOR:

  • Gourmet picnic lunch, soup/coffee/tea, and bottled water.

  • Small day pack

  • Some wet/cold weather gear available on loan.

  • Cheerful and knowledgeable, local guides, individual attention.

  • Communication and safety equipment to ensure safety and comfort.

PICK-UP from all Queenstown and Glenorchy accommodations.

WALK TIMES:  You choose your own duration.


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