Choose your NZ Flying Adventure
From the moment you take-off with your Guide and Instructor on your unique NZ adventure. NZ Flying Adventures will take you to "our backyard" and share some of our country’s most spectacular locations - Milford Sound, Aoraki Mt Cook, West Coast beaches, Stewart Island and Mt Aspiring are just a few of the experiences that we can share with you. But for something truly special visit Bois Gentil, a Kiwi sanctuary, and see New Zealand’s national icon in their natural environment.
This unique adventure allows you to get up close and personal with some of New Zealand’s inimitable National Treasures. Aoraki Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring, the West Coast and highlight of your journey – the beloved native flightless bird intrinsic to our nation’s identity – the Kiwi. Your experienced and passionate instructor becomes your guide on an adventure into the heart of New Zealand’s wilderness and natural culture.
Take off from Wanaka Airport and head west and north over the Southern Alps. Rendezvous with the most stunning mountain ranges, peaks and glaciers in New Zealand as your flight path heads north toward Greymouth and the Bois Gentil Kiwi Crèche. Your Kiwi Encounter Bois Gentil is a crèche, a pest-proof environment that provides the ultimate safety for these adolescent Kiwi birds to grow strong, healthy and instinctively. The passion project of Luc Bohyn, this altruistic adventure has been designed to give the Kiwi a real chance at a life of freedom, while allowing the privileged few to meet these special little birds up close. Follow your ranger and their antennae and seek out your own personal Kiwi experience through native forest and bush – the natural home of the New Zealand Kiwi. Your Taste of the West Coast After an awe-inspiring experience in native forest with New Zealand’s treasured icon, you may have worked up an appetite! And you are in for a treat! The Blackball Hilton is a New Zealand mining hotel, one of the few original West Coast inns that once served hungry gold miners eking their fortune out of New Zealand’s untamed land. Now the Blackball Hilton dishes up hearty fare for travellers passing through the historic West Coast settlement of Blackball.
The Natural Wonders Flight, Fly from Wanaka taking in the amazing Mt Aspiring then heading southwest along the spine of the southern Alps to Milford Sound an adventurers paradise with its magnificent fiords. Milford Sound earned the awe of Rudyard Kipling who claimed it to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. New Zealand Flying Adventures takes you deep into the heart of fiordland, where you can explore waterfalls, hiden lakes all form the comfort of your own plane. You can choose to land of overfly, on the return leg to Wanaka you can land on the beach (depending on the tides) or a high country strip.
Mt Aspiring (Tititea) New Zealands third highest mountain outside of the Mt Cook group at a height of 3033mtrs. See ancient glaciers, this astounding mountain is the pinnacle of many mountaineers’ careers and was training ground to Sir Edmund Hilary. The Maori name means ‘Glistening Peak’ and from your seat, it’s easy to see why. Flying around this magnificent mountain your Instructor will tell you a story or two of his ventures into this amazing landscape.
Soar above the magnificent Southern Alps all the way to New Zealand’s highest peak, Mt Cook with your own Instructor as your guide. This exclusive flight takes in the stunning vistas of New Zealand’s mountainous glory. Then wing your way down the western coast and fly over the legendary glaciers of Fox & Franz Josef. The best seat in the house is yours with this personalised private tour through two of New Zealand’s most celebrated national parks. Optional landings at Glentanner or Fox Glacier for lunch.
You are master of your destination; your wish is our command! In a nation rich in natural beauty; dazzling mountains, pristine lakes, unending coastlines, miraculous beaches, exquisite native forest, and precious sparkling rivers; the opportunities to explore are boundless. You design the flight, the landing, how long you want to travel and where you want to go. Guided by our experienced Instructors, whose passion is to ensure your adventure is outstanding, you are able to see the very best of New Zealand in the luxurious comfort and privacy of your aircraft. From the stunning landscapes of Lake Wanaka to the majestic wilderness of the West Coast; from the remote beauty of Stewart Island to the sun-kissed glory of Abel Tasman; New Zealand Flying Adventures is your uniquely chartered adventure designed by you, for you.