Guided Walks New Zealand
Remarkable Mountains Heli- Hike
You're on top of the world in minutes from Queenstown without
the strenuous climb. In this area surrounded by towering jagged
mountain peaks and hidden alpine plant life, you can hike and
explore at leisure. Endless Mountain tops, hidden valleys & lakes
stretch into infinity, Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu far below.
Silence and remoteness surround you in this very special
environment. A delicious picnic lunch, a view you have to see to
believe, make this day an unforgettable experience.
Be picked up from your accommodation and travel to Queenstown
Airport in our luxury vehicle to connect with the helicopter provider
then fly into the Remarkable Mountains (approx 10min flying time).
We land at approx 6000ft in a pristine alpine environment with magnificent views in all directions. From this point we
can choose to hike in the rocky ridge and valley areas of alpine tussocks, rock gardens and fell fields, or to traverse
the razorback skyline ridges with the inherent feeling of being on top of the world with views in all directions. On a
clear day you can even see Mt Cook, our highest mountain. Many of the alpine plants are unique to this area and
photographic opportunities abound.
The distance walked and the time taken will be entirely up to your ability and desires.
The ridge and valley areas allow for greater distance, and/or more
strenuous hiking, while the razorback skyline ridges require more
precise and demanding discipline, your guide will not expose you to
any risks that he/she considers unsafe or beyond your capabilities.
At a time pre-determined by yourselves and your guide, the
helicopter will return to pick you up again and land you back at the
airport then your guide will deliver you to your accommodation.
Our aim is to challenge you to the degree that makes for an
experience that is enjoyable, unforgettable, and a highlight of your visit to New Zealand, however, these areas are
subject to weather changes so the operator reserves the right change or cancel according to conditions on the day.
WALK TIME: You choose! PICK-UP: from all Queenstown accommodations.
- Superb picnic lunch, coffee/tea and bottled water.
- Small day packs and some wet/cold weather gear
available on loan.
- Cheerful and knowledgeable, local guides.
- Communication and safety equipment to ensure
safety and comfort
- Strong walking shoes/boots
- A warm/sun hat
- Wet weather/wind/warm clothing for changeable
- Reasonable fitness will ensure an enjoyable day out
Nature walks since 1868