|Eco Wanaka Adventures - Heli Hiking. Come with us to walk through Middle-earth, following the very footsteps of the "Dwarves and Bilbo" as they traversed the "Misty Mountains", as seen in the Hobbit Trilogy. Or let us take you on a helicopter flight to three pristine, emerald Alpine Lakes bordering on Mt Aspiring National Park at 1400m.|
Eco Wanaka Adventures - Heli Hiking
Come with us to walk through Middle-earth, following the very footsteps of the "Dwarves and Bilbo" as they traversed the "Misty Mountains", as seen in the Hobbit Trilogy. Or let us take you on a helicopter flight to three pristine emerald Alpine Lakes bordering on Mt Aspiring National Park at 1400m.
"Misty Mountains" Heli Hike - a Wanaka Heli Hike & Walking Adventure
Trip duration: 4.5 hrs
Season: November to April, weather dependent
Your own "Unexpected Journey"! Get an "Eagles" eye view, and walk on the very set of Middle-earth on our Wanaka Heli Hike adventure.
An exclusive 4.5 hour guided tour over The Lord of the Rings Trilogy country and experience following the "Eagles" flight with a helicopter landing on glaciated Fog Peak, to admire Mt Aspiring (Tititea) at 3033m, and its surrounding glacier cloaked panorama of the breath-taking Southern Alps. Next stop is Treble Cone's "The Towers Ridge." Soak in the views and then walk the very footsteps that the legendary "Dwarves and Bilbo" traversed in their quest over the top of the "Misty Mountains", as seen in The Hobbit Trilogy.
Descend 2 hours of guided hike from 2000m, traversing the ridgeline, revealing huge rock pillars, canyons, cliffs and glaciers draining into rivers, joining the beautiful jewel blue lake far below. This downhill walk has amazing diversity, and is home to the fearless New Zealand falcon and the curious kea, a unique, inquisitive mountain parrot.
Turn your fantasy into reality - Traverse the "Misty Mountains"!
This is a truly alpine experience made easily accessible, a REAL adventure!
Alpine Lakes Heli Hike
Trip duration: 4.5 hrs
Grade: Average Fitness
Season: November to April (weather dependent)
Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride, a stunning alpine environment and a leisurely heli hike past emerald lakes!
Fly to 3 pristine Alpine Lakes at 1400m up, high in the spectacular World Heritage Conservation area bordering on Mt Aspiring National Park.
See alpine lakes sparkle against the stunning backdrop of Mt Aspiring (Tititea) 3033m and its' surrounding glaciers.
Experience the majesty and solitude of this alpine environment as you begin your 2 hour scenic hike through alpine tussock herb fields, past emerald clear lakes and along spectacular ridges.
At the completion of the hike, the helicopter returns and whisks you off to a high secret mountain location for a brief stop for photos, before returning you to base or your accommodation.
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