Experience the overwhelming beauty of the region’s latticed rivers, lakes, glaciers and mountains from a vantage point like no other.
Scenic flights in vintage tiger moths; helicopter flights straight from the Whare Kea Lodge helipad to the Whare Kea Chalet (link to page) and fixed wing flights into the remote Siberia Valley are just some examples. With Mt. Aspiring National Park and Milford Sound flights also guest favorites. If you seek more of a thrill, world class skydiving and bungee jumping are also on offer.
The only limit to the adventures around Whare Kea is your imagination.
A four-hour wilderness experience, the trip into the Siberia Valley is an incredible combination of activities. The trip includes a scenic fixed wing flight into the remote Siberia Valley, a grounding 3-hour hike on a well-marked track amidst native trees and stunning alpine scenery. All finished with an exhilarating jet boat ride through the icy blue water of the Wilkin and Makarora Rivers.
Helicopter Scenic Flight
Lift off from the Whare Kea Lodge helipad, located on the front lawn, to explore our stunning region and beyond. Whether you want to land on a glacier, lunch by an alpine lake, explore the beauty of Milford and Doubtful Sounds, the options are endless. Fly to the majestic peak of Mt. Aspiring and see the stunning ice blue glaciers up close, with views across the national park and experience a privately hosted lunch up at the Whare Kea Chalet.
The South Island is your playground with numerous incredible landing options and endless photo opportunities. We can also arrange for a hunting or alpine guide to accompany you should you wish to venture into the wilderness from remote locations.
Step back in time with Classic Flights and experience a Vintage Tiger Moth or Waco Scenic Flight over some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Prepare to feel the excitement of the early flyers – donning the old-style leather flying helmet, complete with goggles and silk scarf. Your pilot will fly over Lake Wanaka, with views of Mount Aspiring National Park and the Southern Alps. Other flight route options include the Ultimate Barnstormer, a 30-minute aerobatic trip taking you dipping and soaring above the Matukituki Valley and the Freedom of Romance- a 2hour flight seeing excursion which takes you for a romantic lakeside picnic in a secret location.