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Price p/p "From" price is based on 7-night, twin-share, package for 2024.
Base/invoice currency is NZD
Displayed prices may vary slightly to fluctuations in exchange rates
USD 5,075

2 Days Heli | 3 Days Resort

Location: New Zealand | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p "From" price is based on 7-night, twin-share, package for 2024.
Base/invoice currency is NZD
Displayed prices may vary slightly to fluctuations in exchange rates
USD 5,075
Head to Wanaka this winter and experience some of the best value heli skiing on the planet plus Wanaka's best resorts. This package can be customised from 3+ nights however the sample is based on 7-nights deluxe lodging, 2 days heli + 3 days resort.
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Custom Booking Period: Jul 04 - Sep 29, 2024
Min Days: From 3
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WanakaHeli & Resort Combo

Wanaka is without doubt one of the most picturesque and best locations in New Zealand for accessing some of NZ's best ski areas.

Explore Wanaka has over 20 year of experience in the area and is happy to host visitors to show them the best of their spectacular back yard.

Heli skiing / boarding in Wanaka is one of the Powderhounds' favourite things to do! With over 40 years of experience, the heli operations in Wanaka know how to run a spectacular show. The best days of your week will be chosen for heli skiing based on snow conditions and weather.

In between heli days, you may explore a different ski area or you and your guide may choose to revisit a resort you have already been to. The choice each day will be based on weather and snow conditions as well as customer feedback. You will visit some or all 3 of the best ski areas around Wanaka including Treble Cone, Cardrona and Ohau.

Each day you will be picked up by your local host in a 4x4 vehicle and whisked up to the mountain of choice for the day or to the heli staging area. Your host will spend the day with you (or you can go off and do your own thing) showing you the best of each ski area and if you're well behaved they might even show you some of their secret powder stashes.

Itinerary Snapshot

 Day  Activity
 1  Pick-up from QT airport & transfer to Wanaka accommodation
 2-7  Resort or heli skiing - based on best activity for weather*
 8  Transfer Wanaka to QT airport
*There is 1 day allocated for a day off to take a rest or do other things however this will most likely be decided based on which days are best to ski.


This tour is for skiers & boarders who are strong-intermediate or better. If you can turn confidently on a black run you should be able to handle the powder out heli skiing / boarding.


This package includes deluxe hotel or apartment accommodation depending on what your group requires. There are other options for accommodation so please ask when you send a request if you are looking for something more budget oriented.

Packages can be customised from 3 or more days for singles, couples, small and larger PRIVATE groups.

See pricing table for details.


This sample package includes a day to do an off-mountain activity as there is so much to do in the area such as heli skiing, jet boating, wine tasting, sightseeing or one of the many adventure activities in and near Queenstown. Or you can just add on another day on the mountain if you prefer.

If you need ski/snowboard rentals and/or lessons, Explore Wanaka staff can assist you in organising this as well.

Please enquire here for a quote for your group and preferences. 

Here is a little teaser video from Harris Mountains Heli Ski on what you can expect for a day of heli....

Sample Itinerary

As these tours are customisable the itinerary may vary, however the general flow goes as follows...

Arrival Day

Your host will pick you up from Queenstown airport and drop you at your chosen accommodation. If you need to pick up rental equipment in town, your host will go via the ski rental shop. You will then be free to explore the magnificent town of Wanaka; there are plenty of restaurants and bars to check out!

Other Days

The night before each day a rough plan will be made based on the anticipated weather and conditions, however Huey the snow god can sometimes do his own thing so plans will generally be finalised early in the morning.

The best days of your stay will be dedicated to getting you out in the helicopter to experience what for many is the best day of their life!

On resort days, you will be picked up each morning by your host and whisked up to the mountain of choice in a 4x4 vehicle. Your host will show you around the mountain (or you can choose to do your own thing) and at the end of the day your host will drive you back to Wanaka to your accommodation where you will be free to continue exploring what the town has to offer.

With each tour, one day is marked as a "off-mountain activity day". There are so many other things to do in the area that you wouldn't want to miss out on trying at least one other activity.

Departure Day

Your host will pick you up from your accommodation and drive you to Queenstown airport for your flight home (or your onwards adventure).

Dates, Rates & Inclusions

2024 Rates

 Wanaka Heli & Resort Combo - 7-Day Package
 Price is NZD inc taxes From Price
Twin-Share (double or 2 singles sharing room) per person  8,500 p.p.
Solo Traveller with private room joining a group  Enquire

About rates:
  • base/invoice currency is NZD
  • rates are per person
  • solo travellers enquire for rates
  • 7 nights deluxe accommodation
  • 2 days heli skiing/boarding
  • Daily on-mountain hosting / guiding (max 6 guests per guide)
  • 3 days lift passes to chosen resorts (Cardrona, Treble Cone, Ohau)
  • Return airport transfers to/from Queenstown airport
  • Daily shuttle in private 4x4 to/from mountains/heli staging areas
  • Ski/snowboard equipment rentals - enquire for prices
Not Included

Explore Wanaka Terms & Conditions

Deposit & Balance:

  • 20% non-refundable deposit at time of reservation
  • Balance due 60 days prior to departure
  • All payments are in NZD dollars
  • Payments are via direct deposit transfer only

Cancellation by YOU

  • 30+ days from travel date - 80% refund
  • 14 - 30 days from travel date - 70% refund
  • 1 - 14 days from travel date - 50% refund
  • No show - 0% refund

Travel Insurance is highly recommended to cover you in case of cancellation

If a trip is cancelled for any reason you will receive a 100% refund.