Cecil Peak Heli Hike (exclusive access)

Duration:

Half day

Times:

8.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 5pm

Inclusions:

Accommodation transfers, private helicopter, gourmet lunch and private guide

Available:

September to April

Distance:

3 hour hike (can be longer on request)

Rating:

Easy

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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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We actually had multiple days with Alpine Luxury Tours. Jamie was our driver/host on all 3 days. We were a small group so it was very easy to discuss our destinations. We did the wine tour (slight changes due to the weather), Tasman glacier hike/helo ride, and Dart river jetboat ride/Arrowtown tour. Separate reviews were done for those specific events. Alpine Luxury Tours provided us with lunch for certain events, transport to/ from activities and narration along our routes. Many thanks to Jamie who made our vacation a truly memorable visit.

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Simply Spectacular

Such stunning scenery at Middle Earth!!! What a spectacular place to visit, the Middle Earth waterfalls is one of New Zealand's best things to do! The glacier, waterfalls, alpine flowers/moss all add up to make this not only a unique experience, but was quite awe inspiring too. Lee was amazing to deal with, going out of his way to ensure that we could go on this helicopter flight..... firstly cancelled due to Covid in March 2020, and then due to weather. An amazing experience shared with family. Would absolutely recommend this fantastic opportunity to you all.

525paulinet
A magic 48hrs

Fantastic! Lee is an absolute pro, every detail is taken care of and you are guaranteed a super comfortable, enjoyable experience. You can tell he's a local and really loves the area, his insider knowledge adds value to the trip and helped ensure we made the most of every moment. And to top it off he's a bloody good bloke! I'll be on the phone to book him in again if I'm lucky enough to spend more time in Central Otago.

Stuart M