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Ultimate Heli Tour

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Fully Guided Small Group Skiing Winter Scenic / Sightseeing
Our Price From 6,799 Per Person
 Trip Length
7 Days
 Trip Starts
Christchurch
 Trip Finishes
Queenstown
7 Day Ultimate Heli Tour Itinerary (Haka Tours)
Countries Explored: New Zealand
Trip Operator:
Haka Tours
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Budget
Affordable
Max. Group Size
8
Trip Style
Snow
Trip Code
UHT

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Haka Tours 7 Day Ultimate Heli Tour. Here it is: your chance to live the dream you’ve always held on to: a heli-skiing or heli-snowboarding adventure holiday across New Zealand’s South Island! We’ll take you to all the sweet spots! Our seven-day Heli tour gives you access to vast areas of backcountry terrain with the superior snow conditions that only higher elevations provide.

We’ve packaged up three days of Heli, one day of field snow, and one day of backcountry riding which makes for the ultimate heli skiing NZ experience.

First...read more tracks and quality powder turns without the queues are a definite reality on this tour. On the three heli days we’ll get you up to the high alpine terrain heli skiing Wanaka, Arrowsmiths, and Mt Cook. We’ll be landing above the ‘freezing line’, so the snow will be amazing!

With over 200 named heli runs across the three mountain ranges, there’s plenty of terrain to suit your skiing/boarding ability. For example, the area we’ll explore heli skiing Wanaka alone offers over 8,500 square metres of terrain spreading across 11 different mountain ranges – that’s over 3000 times the size of Coronet Peak!

We’ll stay in 3+ star accommodation at various South Island locations, and you’ll have time to soak in the local hot tubs, dine out, eat in, or just relax with a wine or craft beer reflecting on the moments of awesomeness you’ve experienced on tour.

Running between July and September, this heli tour starts in Christchurch and ends in the scenic and adventure capital of the South Island: Queenstown. On your last day, you can choose to enjoy another day of heli skiing in Queenstown, or take on back-to-back runs with a day up Remarkables or Coronet Peak, or, perhaps, tick off a non-snow activity from your bucket list.

We’ve got everything organised: your transport and transfers to the mountains, your accommodation, cooked breakfasts, two dinners, three lunches. If you want to add on any extras like equipment hire or accommodation upgrades, that’s easy! Just click the add-on options when you book the tour and we’ll sort it!

Itinerary

Kia Ora and welcome to Christchurch! Your tour starts bright and early with a 6am departure from your Christchurch accommodation. Before departure, you'll be fuelling up with a fully cooked breakfast to get your body amped for an amazing day of heli skiing/boarding. With just under 1.5 hours drive to the heli pad, your tour guide will make a scheduled stop at the rental store to collect any equipment you require. Today you will be heli skiing and boarding a vast mountainous area spanning three 3 ranges - The Arrowsmith, Ragged and Palmer Ranges. Charge up your cameras, because this is footage you'll be bragging to your mates about. Your heli guides know all the sweet spots, with over 200 named heli runs across the 3 mountain ranges, so there is plenty of terrain to suit your skiing/boarding ability. Tonight we will be staying at Methven Resort. You can take in the starry night sky while soaking in the hotels sought after hot pools.

Included
  • Heli ski day
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch

Today you rest your heli legs and venture up Mt Hutt. Located in the Southern Alps, Canterbury's Mt Hutt Ski Area receives some of the lightest and driest powder in Australasia. Mt Hutt caters for everyone, with great terrain covering 365 skiable hectares. Access to terrain is quick on the 6 seater chairlift, with some light traversing to get to the black diamond runs. For those seeking adrenalin inducing goodness, Towers, South Face, Montesumas will deliver. With views reaching out across the quilted landscape to the ocean, or back out across the Southern Alps, photo backdrops are in abundance. If the heli bug has taken a bite out of you, there's the heli-upgrade option for you. This will be with the same company we heli-skiied with yesterday and can be booked through your Tour Guide the night before or this morning (weather and availability dependent). In the evening we drive to Aoraki Mt Cook Village so we can rise early for Day 3. Day 2 will be the heli day if bad weather Day 1.

Included
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lift Pass

Waking up in the shadow of the most prominent mountain in New Zealand, your day of heli riding is going to be one for the brag book. Today you're spoilt for choice. Mount Cook Heliski region is the largest heliski area in NZ, operating among the highest peaks in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, covering 6 mountain ranges across to the Ben Ohaus, that tower above the shores of azure Lake Pukaki. Mount Cook heli has the highest landings, longest runs, greatest snow accumulation and most consistent conditions of any backcountry area in New Zealand. No matter your experience there will be terrain to suit your ability, from mellow open powder bowls to challenging descents – today will not disappoint. As the sunsets over Aoraki Mt Cook, we can relax and talk about today's adventures over dinner at the Mt Cook Lodge restaurant.

Included
  • Heli ski day
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today we you can kick back and be driven through the scenic views that this part of New Zealand has to offer. If the snow gods have blessed us with a fresh dose of powder we will stop in at Ohau snow fields for a half day of skiing. Ohau is the hidden gem of the Southern Alps. With no crowds, at times it can feel like you have the mountain to yourself. There are some groomed runs, but most of the runs are off piste. With a good mix of learner and intermediate and expert runs, but those who are keen to earn their turns can hike up to the ‘Ridge Run' for some unforgettable views and riding. After our time riding at Ohau we drive through to Wanaka where we stay the night, ready for another amazing day of heli skiing. Day 4 will be the heli day if bad weather Day 3.

Included
  • Lift Pass
  • Cooked breakfast

Rise and shine! We hope you recharged your bodies and the camera batteries last night because today is going to be another amazing day of heli skiing/boarding. Heading into the mountainous areas around Wanaka and the surrounding lakes, we have access to over 8,500 square metres of terrain spreading across 11 different mountain ranges – this is over 3000 times the size of Coronet Peak! You have hit the money load of run choices. With your legs and bodies now conditioned to riding virgin snow, your experienced heli guides will be taking you to some of their favourite spots. Tonight we're mixing it up with dinner at the Mexican Restaurant in Wanaka. What better way to unwind from a day of epic heli, than with a margarita or 2, great banter and showing off those heli pics from the day.

Included

  • Heli ski day
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Treble Cone lies within the heart of the Southern Alps. The views from TC across majestic Lake Wanaka are astounding. Treble cone is the largest ski area in the South Island, and is renowned for its terrain and dry powder. Because of it's proximity to the Southern Alps it has reliable weather and snow conditions and it is protected from the bitterly cold southerly winds. Treble Cone accesses some of New Zealand's best back country terrain. Today you will be joining professional guides for an incredible day of backcountry skiing/snowboarding beyond the boundaries of Treble Cone ski area. You can reflect on your unforgettable day of back county touring as we travel over to Queenstown for the last night of the tour. Day 6 will be the heli day if bad weather Day 5.

Included
  • Lift Pass
  • Guided Backcountry Tour
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch

We spend the last day of the tour in Queenstown - the adventure capital of the world. The only problem you'll have today is deciding what to do first. You can add another day of heli skiing to your adventure or make a dent in your bucket list with skydiving, bungy jumping, jet boating, skiing Coronet Peak or The Remarkables… the list is long and the choice is yours! You can pre-book any activities pre tour from our website or if you want to wait and see how you feel when on tour, all activities and experiences can be booked through your Tour Guide. The tour officially ends this afternoon so if you want to extend your time in Queenstown, let us know so we can book extra nights accommodation for you. For those that have a departing flight today, we can drop you off at Queenstown airport.

Included
  • Cooked breakfast

Trip Inclusions

  • The Longest Runs and Miles of Untracked Snow - The highest landings in three mountain ranges gets you deep into adventurous and uncrowded terrain
  • All the Good Stuff Included - All transport, mountain and 3 x heli transfers, 3+ star twin-share accommodation, expert guide, 6 x cooked breakfasts, 4 x lunch, 2 x dinner
  • Unparalleled Skiing in Exhilarating Destinations - Take on South Island’s best heli riding and skiing: Methven, Mt Cook, Wanaka and Queenstown

  • Expert Tour Guide
  • All transport, mountain and heli transfers
  • 3 x full days heli-skiing
  • 1 day of guided backcountry skiing / boarding at Treble Cone, Wanaka
  • 1 day at Mt Hutt with a heli upgrade option
  • 6 x nights 3+ star accommodation (standard twin share – single upgrade available on booking)
  • 7 x cooked breakfasts
  • 4 x lunches
  • 2 x dinners at Mt Cook
  • Small personal group – max size 8

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Trip Optionals These optional activities can be pre-booked & included in your trip price.

  • Location: Queenstown.
  • The canyon swing is a bit different to a bungy jump, as you’re secured in a full body harness which lets you to depart from the 109 metre high platform in any position imaginable, plummeting into the spectacular Shotover River Canyon. Duration: half day. Read more.

  • Location: Queenstown.
  • Heli Skiing is one of the most awesome ways to experience Queenstown, the Adventure Capital of the World. On this 4 run heli-ski package an expert heli-ski guide will help you choose from 16 mountain ranges and over 700 runs in New Zealand’s Southern Alps for the ultimate untouched snow experience. Duration: Half or Full Day. Read more.

  • Location: Queenstown.
  • This is the World’s First Commercial Bungy Jump Site created by AJ Hackett. The Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge is a bridge which runs over the Kawarau River in the South Island of New Zealand. Duration: allow 2 hours. Read more.

  • Location: Queenstown.
  • As one of our most popular activities, this trip includes a scenic coach journey through Fiordland National Park to Milford, and a spectacular 90 minute afternoon cruise on Milford Sound.

  • Location: Queenstown.
  • Are you brave enough for New Zealand’s highest bungy jump? At 134 meters you will experience 8.5 seconds of adrenaline pumping free fall on this truly exhilarating bungy jump over the Nevis River Valley. Duration: half day. Read more.

  • Location: Queenstown.
  • Celebrated as ‘The World’s Most Exciting Jet Boat Ride’, the world-famous Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1965. Duration: half day. Read more.
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