Heli Biking Wanaka

price from $750

Alpine Helicopters our heli bike partner Heli Biking with Wanaka Bike Tours Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight with Alpine Helicopters
to the top of the Pisa Range then 25km+ of
downhill flow through Lake McKay Station
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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!’

Please note this trip is based on min 2 people. Trips can still be booked but we can not confirm unless minimum numbers have been met and you have contacted us prior.

Wanaka bike tours will meet you at the Wanaka airport at the Alpine Helicopters offices (or we can take you from downtown Wanaka) where you will be met, weighed and given your first safety briefing. From there we assemble and are loaded by your pilot onto the helicopter. It is a stunning but relatively quick ride to the top of the Pisa Range where you are offloaded by the pilot and lead guide.  Once the chopper leaves the silence is deafening!

  • Pause to take in the scenery
  • Grab a few photos  and be given a quick briefing
  • Point your wheels dow hill
  • Enjoy 25km of riding through high alpine tussock into more temperate farmlands
Heli unlooaded and ready for a bike ride


  • Local guide that is experienced and knowledgeable about the area
  • Helicopter ride with Alpine Helicopters
  • Bike Hire if required
  • Access to Lake McKay Station



This is an alpine experience, the temperature at the top can be many degrees cooler. It is vital that you dress properly or you may be turned away by your guide. Bring thermal underwear, warm outer layer and a windproof jacket.

Duration: 5 hours
Fitness level:
Terrain: Uneven rutted farm track