Cecil Peak Heli Hike (exclusive access)


Half day


8.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 5pm


Accommodation transfers, private helicopter, gourmet lunch and private guide


September to April


3 hour hike (can be longer on request)



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Combine a breathtaking flight with a unique high country adventure

Soar high above Lake Wakatipu, enjoy spectacular views across Queenstown and towards Fiordland National Park and touch down on Cecil Peak Station for a once-in-a-lifetime hiking adventure.

Your heli hike experience begins as we transport you to your privately chartered helicopter at Queenstown Airport. Take in the panoramic views as we fly across shimmering Lake Wakatipu towards Cecil Peak, before landing on the high country station at a height of 1,978m (6,490 ft).

Immerse yourself in the secluded wilderness of the station as we begin our hiking adventure. Your personal guide will lead the way across deep valleys, down rugged spurs and through alpine tussocks; discovering sparkling alpine streams and crystal-clear lakes along the way.

Breathe in the crisp alpine air and listen for the sounds of native birds as you soak up outstanding views throughout your hike. Lose yourself in nature and feel a sense of remoteness on this dreamlike alpine station.

Our private helicopter meets us here before we enjoy a scenic descent back towards Queenstown. If this is the last activity of your day, your guide will take you back to your accomodation. If, on the other hand, you would like to continue on to another exciting experience, our local guides love being able to make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.

Cecil Peak Station offers exclusive access to this unique experience on their 13,000ha working farm. Renowned for their merino sheep and cattle, you will experience the day-to-day workings of this remote alpine station in a rugged part of New Zealand.

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A fantastic 2 day guided hike cycle and wine tasting

2 of us have had a great couple of days being guided from Queenstown by Jamie . Day 1 we had a hike and great picnic lunch and then cycle . Very professional and well organised . Day 2 had 5 wineries to visit . Jamie was incredibly knowledgable and had arranged super , small boutique wineries for us to visit . So organised and we were made to few very welcome at all the cellar doors we visited Overall - highly recommend this Co - a superb addition to our stay in Queenstown

LucyM296 Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Great Day (Queenstown Wine and Cardrona Distillery Tour)

Our family of four booked a wine tour with Lee in late December 2019. Lee was extremely flexible and responsive to our group - his kind and friendly demeanor made the tour seem more like a day out with a friend rather than a tour. The tour (ie Lee) was full of interesting information, laughs and friendly exchange coupled with excellent locations to visit - the day was excellent from start to finish. Thank you, Lee!!1

AlasitsAlice New York, New York, United States
Tour of a Lifetime! (Untouched back country heli tour

My husband and I did the "Untouched Heli and Hike Tour" and it was absolutely the highlight of our entire trip. The crew was is top notch, which made the experience even better. Highly recommend any tour which will take your to the Middle Earth Waterfalls, this by far was the most amazing place / landscape i have ever seen. You got chills walking through this area! It was out of this world! Thanks again Lee for the amazing tour! If we are ever in Queenstown again, I know we'll be in touch!

Amazing trip to Milford Sound

Steve was a fantastic host and driver. Every part of the trip to Milford ran to time. Steves timing was impeccable resulting in crowd free stops at spectacular stops along the way. The drive included very informative commentary about features along the way as well as interesting history and modern interruptions related to NZ. The lunch provided was delicious. I would recommend alpine luxury tours to anyone wanting the personal touch to a tour whilst being kept informed along the way and have a bit of a laugh.