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Guided Heli-Hike Adventure - Hollyford Track

Full Day including Lunch

Price from £3991 per person

A Hollyford Track vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to a helicopter pad at Queenstown Airport, the departure point of your tour. Join your guide to commence a full day Guided Heli-Hike Adventure. Departing Queenstown for a stunning scenic flight to the Hollyford Valley, fly over some of New Zealand’s most divine scenery of alpine lakes, Glacial valleys and towering snow-capped mountains of the majestic Southern Alps. Upon landing, options include a rewarding walk through a mystical forest to Lake Alabaster where the surrounding mountains are often mirrored in reflection upon the lake’s surface or the satisfaction of crossing Fiordland’s longest swing bridge before visiting Pyke River Lodge for morning tea. A short walk then takes the clients to an awaiting jet boat for the next part of the adventure. Powerful and safe, the jet boat provides for a captivating scenic ride along the swift clear waters of the Hollyford River and down Lake McKerrow, with glassy water speeding past and mountains rising dramatically above, including Fiordland’s two highest peaks of Mt Tutoko and Mt Madeline. Disembark on the doorstep of an ancient forest and walk amongst impressive giant natives such as Rimu, Totara and Kahikatea, some believed to be up to 1000 years old. Soon this towering lowland podocarp forest transforms into a tenacious coastal garden where the thunderous surf on the nearby rugged West Coast is a symphonic background. The helicopter will be waiting to whisk clients away for a coastal or alpine lunch before embarking on an amazing scenic flight along the rugged and isolated coast and into the extraordinary Milford Sound, stopping en-route for a landing on the glacial plateau of Mt Tutoko. In Milford Sound be astounded by the towering peaks that rise vertically from the sea dwarfing all around them. On the return journey back to Queenstown travel over more seemingly endless alpine landscapes including Lake Quill and the mighty Sutherland Falls, which cascade downwards for 580 metres. Tour concludes in the late afternoon, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.

Inclusions:

Hotel pick up/drop off  
Lunch
Airport transfers
Personal guide
Helicopter flights
Jet boat ride
All necessary consents and permissions.

Operates:
Months: Year Round  
Days: Daily on demand
Duration: Full Day