-Heli Biking-

 

Our Heli Biking trips include all biking equipment, a professional mountain biking guide and helicopter transport to the start of a picturesque downhill journey. Access stunning scenery and explore the backcountry with an experienced guide. Enjoy the Wanaka bike trails and tick off a Wanaka must-do activity.

We specialise in intermediate riders and our heli bike trips cater for most abilities. We guide only in small groups and from the rear, coaching the least ability riders while others can be ahead and doing extra parts of the trail.. The trails are safe and our goal if for everyone to have the best experience possible! We treat heli biking as a once in a lifetime experience. This really is a must while in Wanaka!

‘if you have some biking experience and up for an adventure then we can take you heli biking!’

 


Intro tour

This lower elevation trip is perfect for those new to the heli biking experience as you fly up and over the rolling hills of Wanaka. Let our guide tell the local tales that have been floating through these hills for generations as you gradually make your way back down through the stunning views of Mt. Aspiring and surrounding landscapes on bike. Oh and did we mention the ride finishes at a historic pub! 

 

  • trip info

  • 7am Shuttle to Wanaka Airport and return

  • 10 minute helicopter flight

  • Latest model mountain bike, knee pads, gloves, helmet

  • 10km ride / Grade 3 trail (Grade system 0 - 6)

  • Views overlooking Lake Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Mt Aspiring

  • Wide trail, rolling hills, gravel, grass and dirt surface

  • No more than 5 riders in a group

  • Bring: 750ml bottled water, warm clothing, windbreaker jacket

  • Duration: 5 hours + (7am - 12pm)

  • Price: $650 per person


Max Vert tour

Our most popular Heli Bike Tour! Get the maximum out of your heli ride with the most vertical feet! 

How about landing at 6500 feet on one of New Zealand's highest mountain bike trails. Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over looking three giant lakes below with breathtaking aerial views of Mt Cook (NZ's highest mountain) and Mt Aspiring towering through the giant snow capped Southern Alps. This is a New Zealand adventure at it's best!

Oh and did we mention this trip also finishes at the area's oldest historic pub! 

trip info

  • 7am Shuttle to Wanaka Airport and return

  • 12 minute helicopter flight

  • Latest model mountain bike, knee pads, gloves, helmet

  • 20km ride / Grade 4 trail (Grade system 0 - 6)

  • Views overlooking Lake Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Mt Aspiring

  • Lunar-like landscape, backcountry riding, mixture of single track and wider trail. Its safe and theres certainly something for everyone! We provide coaching if required. .

  • No more than 5 riders in a group

  • Bring: 750ml bottled water, small backpack, warm clothing, windbreaker jacket, any extra snacks.

  • Duration: 7 hours + (7am - 2pm)

  • Price: $750 per person

 


heli / Island / boat

 This is an experience like no other! Beginning with a helicopter flight over Lake Wanaka to Mt Burke, you'll bike down the mountain with uninterrupted views of Lake Wanaka and beyond. Mt Burke is a privately owned working farm station situated between Lake Hawea and Lake Wanaka, its commonly regarded as the most scenic farm in Wanaka. Once at the lake edge your boat trip awaits. Travelling firstly to the famous Mou Waho Island (lake on an island on a lake on an island!). After a 1.5 hour self guided walk exploring here enjoy a boat trip back to Wanaka to finish. If you're after an experience thats not just about the biking but rather the whole Wanaka experience, look no further! This is the 'do it all package'. Helicopter, views, biking, boat, maximum good times!

 

trip info

  • 7am Shuttle to Wanaka Airport and return

  • 12 minute helicopter flight / 45 minute boat ride

  • Latest model mountain bike, knee pads, gloves, helmet

  • 10km ride / Grade 4 trail (Grade system 0 - 6)

  • Views directly over Lake Wanaka

  • Mostly wide trail, some ruts and rocks. This trail is slightly easier than the Max Vert Trip to really allow to soak up views!

  • Lunch provided / 1.5 hour walk on Mou Waho Island

  • No more than 5 riders in a group

  • Bring: 750ml bottled water, small backpack, warm clothing, windbreaker jacket, any extra snacks.

  • Duration: 6 hours + (7am - 1pm)

  • Price: $950 per person

 

 

 


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Things TO BRING

Remember it will be 10-15 degrees colder at the top of the mountain so please bring the appreciate active clothing including: A tight piece of clothing, a fleece, wind breaker jacket, spare clothing top, shorts, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera!

What We Provide

Safety, professional guides, helicopter flight, private farm access, latest model full suspension mountain bike, helmet, knee pads, gloves and lastly A WHOLE LOT OF FUN!


Where do we meet?

Outside I-SITE

103/1 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand