Helicopter locations.

Around the South Island of New Zealand, there is an overwhelming option of locations if you’re considering getting a helicopter flight as part of your photo adventure. I’ve narrowed down a few of my favourites, mainly in Wanaka. All prices below include an hour landing on the mountain and are exclusive from my photography fee. The Squirrel helicopter is a larger, more spacious 6 seater or we can use the smaller H500 which is a 3 seater. Epic views guaranteed!

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Departing Wanaka

COROMANDEL PEAK

Coromandel Peak, also known as Roy's Peak, is Wanaka’s most popular locations. Capture your adventure at this iconic location that overlooks Lake Wanaka. You'll be flown up to the top of the mountain via helicopter for an adventure of your life time. It still takes my breath away every time!

Squirrel - $1950 / H500 - $1500 (includes landing fee)

 

LOOKOUT HILL

One of my faves. Lookout Hill is one of Wanaka’s best kept secrets. An awesome array of jagged rock faces and cliffs overlooking Lake Wanaka. The perfect option if you want to get away from it all and have a photographic playground you won’t forget!

Squirrel - $1570 / H500 - $1295

 

FOG PEAK

For couples who love big mountains. Have your adventure right up in the Mt Aspiring National Park behind Wanaka. This location offers a true alpine feel with dramatic views down to the awesome Matukituki Valley. Often with some snow about, Fog Peak is perfect for wrapping up warm and venturing about!

Squirrel - $1250 / H500 - $1000  

 

DRAGONFLY PEAK

Where the big mountains get bigger. At 7000 ft, lake views are replaced with epic valleys and dramatic cliffs. Often with snow about, be ready for an adventure here. On a clear day you can even see the top of Mt Cook from here. Another one of my faves…

Squirrel - $1815 / H500 - $1470  

 

MT BURKE

Take a flight to spectacular Mt Burke, overlooking Lake Wanaka with views from Glendhu Bay all the way up to Makarora. A great option for photography featuring rolling golden tussocks, farm tracks, snow in the winter season and some pretty dramatic cliffs. Perfect for catching those epic sunsets!  

Squirrel - $1550 / H500 - $1100

 

THE PENINSULA

Located right in the centre of Lake Wanaka is the Peninsula or Stevenson's Arm. Often overlooked, this place is an incredible option with views out over the lake from many angles. It also features some epic cliffs and is usually accessible when there's some wind about.  

Squirrel - $1550 / H500 - $1100

 

ALTA TARNS

A beautiful location set alongside the Buchanan Mountains across the lake from Wanaka. Have your photos amongst these small alpine tarns that offer both secluded settings as well as big views over the Matukituki Valley. A surreal getaway in summer, and snowy wonderland in winter!

Squirrel - $1250 / H500 - $1000