The Misty Mountains Heli Hike adventure tour takes you on a half day expedition deep into the heart of the mesmerizing landscapes of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, over some of the most dramatic locations chosen for the filming of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Trilogies.
Morning or afternoon tours can be chosen at your discretion and we will pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation.
We will begin the tour by driving up the scenic Matukituki Valley to our helicopter site and taking to the skies, following the flight of the Eagles in the Hobbit movies, soaring over the majestic beauty that is Mount Aspiring National Park, to land gently at over 3000m on Fog Peak. A chance for unforgettable memories and outstanding photos will be found here and our guides will highlight the three filming locations that are all visible from this perfect vantage point.
Jumping back into the helicopter we will skim over these dramatic, and now famous, mountain peaks and razor back ridges, cruising to touch down on Treble Cone’s Tower Ridge. We will then take a 2-hour guided walk descent through this stunning landscape, following the path taken by hobbits, dwarves and wizards in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Passing through massive canyons, past huge stone pillars, and see glaciers flowing their pristine snowmelt water into the beautiful jewel blue Lake Wanaka far below.
We’ll then fly back to the valley floor for you to savour your new, irreplaceable memories of this magical land.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Pick up from Local Wanaka accommodation or the Wanaka isite.|
|DEPARTURE TIME||08:30 am / 13:30 pm|
|RETURN TIME||12:30 pm / 17:30 pm
We always endeavour to have you back on time, however when booking other activities /and or pick ups for after your trip please allow 30 minutes extra in case your trip runs late.
|WHAT TO BRING||Strong well-treaded walking boots
Suitable layers of clothing
Gloves and warm hat on cooler days
|RESTRICTIONS||Please note due to the nature of terrain we do not recommend this tour for children under 8 years of age.|
Helicopter + Guided Hike
Prices include morning or afternoon tea refreshment and shuttle to the helicopter base.
Private Option available please email us.
- Above prices valid to 30th September 2018