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Helibike Day rides

Choose from our selection of carefully curated HeliBike day rides from as little as  $399pp

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Crown Peak - $399pp

A short, but oh so sweet, flight to the top of Crown Peak will see you taking in the expansive 360-degree views of Queenstown, Wanaka and beyond. With two descent options on offer from the top, this is a great ride for a mix of intermediate and advanced/expert riders.

The advanced/expert rider will drop in through high narrow ridgelines and head ‘off- piste’ on tussock, while the intermediate rider can let loose on the nearby rough 4X4 tracks.

 

The group will get back together for the fast and furious descent off Crown Terrace and down to the gold mining village of Arrowtown – with a choice at the end of Tobin’s 4WD track or Murphy’s Run single track.

 

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Skills: Intermediate or advanced/expert trail options available

Pick-up/transfer: Queenstown (return transfer from Arrowtown)

Distance: 10km

Descent: 1300m

Time: Half day (2hrs riding)

Price: NZ$399pp

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Remarkables Double Descent - $699pp

Not your average shuttle day, this ride includes two helicopter fights and two massive free ride descents.

Our first flight of the day lands at over 1800m – New Zealand’s highest mountain biking! From here it's an epic, rocky, freeride where you can choose whatever line you wish to show off your skills before joining the fun, fast farm tracks further down.

 

Flight number two takes us up to Crown Peak, where you’ll soak in the 360-degree views out over Wanaka and Queenstown. Then depending on your skill level – we’ll head down via steep technical ridgeline single-track and tussock or rutty 4WD and water race tracks. The ride ends in Arrowtown, after a stunning section of single-track built by miners 150 years ago.

 

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Skills: Intermediate or advanced trail options available

Pick-up/transfer: Queenstown (return transfer from Arrowtown)

Distance: 18km

Descent: 2300m

Time: Allow the day (3+ hrs riding)

Price: NZ$699pp

Vanguard Peak - $499pp

Our Vanguard Peak ride is rich with gold mining history – and epic single track! The heli views enroute to the alpine top will blow your mind. Then its down kilometres of single track – hand crafted by the gold miners  – to historic Macetown.

 

Check out some gold mining relics then ride the narrow, exposed trails and 4WD track on to the gold rush village of Arrowtown. If there’s time, we’ll enjoy a cold ale before returning to Queenstown.

 

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Skills: Intermediate or advanced

Pick-up/transfer: Queenstown (return transfer from Arrowtown)

Distance: 22km

Descent/ascent: 1300m/160m

Time: Most of the day (3-4hrs riding)
Price: NZ$499pp

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Old Woman Range – $699pp 

HeliBike’s original trip, the Old Woman Range, is a favourite with trail riders.  Enjoy the views as we heli out over the Remarkables and remote Nevis Valley before landing at 1700m on the rocky moonscape of the Old Woman Range.  Then it’s down – with a bit of up – via a mix of undulating slopes, fast flowy trails and technical single track. If there’s time we’ll finish at a café in the heart of Central Otago’s Pinot Noir country, Gibbston Valley.

 

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Skills: Intermediate (with some easier terrain and gentler gradients)

Pick-up/transfer: Queenstown (return transfer from Bannockburn)

Distance: 27km

Descent/ascent: 1300m/100+m

Time: Most of the day (3-4hrs riding

Price: NZ$699pp 

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Ben Cruachan - $399pp

From just below the summit of Ben Cruchan we'll follow the rocky alpine ridgeline down towards Coal Pit Saddle. If track and weather conditions permit, we can divert from the ridge about halfway along to include Glenroy Water Race, with both options offering epic views and fun challenging riding. With one last look at the Remarkables range its a rough off road track down to the Gibbston Valley Tavern for a cold refreshing beverage to finish!

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Skills: Intermediate

Pick-up/transfer: Queenstown (return transfer from Gibbston Valley)

Distance: 12km

Descent: 1300m

Time: Half day (2+hrs riding)
Price: NZ$399pp

Heather Jock - Glenorchy - $499pp

From Queenstown we will take you on a scenic journey to the head of the lake - Glenorchy - to meet our helicopter and the start of our adrenaline adventure. Flying high up to the old mining cottage of Heather Jock the view towards lake Wakatipu and Mt Earnslaw is breathtaking. Then the downhill descent will take your breath away as it flows down old scheelite mining routes and farm tracks back to the lake shore. There are also a number of other helibike rides we can do in this area so please contact us if you'd like to know more.

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Skills: Intermediate

Pick-up/transfer: Queenstown (return transfer from Glenorchy)

Distance: 8km

Descent: 1000m

Time: Allow most of the day (2+hrs riding, 1.5hrs transport)
Price: NZ$499pp

The Nevis Double Down - $749pp

Explore the Doolans and Horn ranges by bike with a half-day trip that includes two spectacular helicopter flights and 2000 vertical metres of stunning downhill.

 

Fly from Gibbston Valley and land atop Doolans Spur to begin the first down of the day. If we’re lucky, there’ll be patches of snow to really test our skills, before a mix of rocky trails and alpine snowgrass down to Doolan's creek. Here we’ll meet the heli for our second flight of the day, up to the Horn Range above the Nevis Valley. Check out a historic musterer’s hut and epic views then, hang on for the rocky undulating descent down to the valley floor. 

 

At the bottom, the HeliBike NZ Land Rover Defender will shuttle us up to the iconic AJ Hackett Bungy Nevis site where, if you choose, you can Bungy, Swing or Catapult or do all three!

 

Enroute home we’ll drop into one of Gibbston’s eateries for well-earned refreshments.

 

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Skills: Intermediate

Pick-up/transfer: Queenstown (return transfer from Gibbston Valley)

Distance: 15km

Descent: 2100m

Time: Allow the day (3+hrs riding)

Price: NZ$749pp including a cold drink and pizza

 

Optional Extras – Ask us about adding a Bungy, Catapult or Swing at AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand’s Nevis Valley site to your trip!

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Dunstan Mountains - $799pp

One for the fit intermediate and advanced riders, the Dunstan Mountain trails offer the perfect mix of super-fast, narrow farm and sheep track and 150 year old gold miners trails.

 

Our longest heli flight at 20 minutes, will deliver us into the heart of big backcountry for some huge descents and stunning views. Bring your camera!

 

We’ll head down through an area rich with history to Devil’s Creek via sheep tracks, off-piste open scree slopes and old water races.  A few short (but sweet) climbs will get your heart racing – if the downhill hasn’t already.  The shuttle will meet us on the banks of Lake Dunstan – where we can swim, rock jump and enjoy something cold - before a scenic drive back to Queenstown.

 

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Skills: Intermediate or advanced and mountain biking fit

Pick-up/transfer: Queenstown (return transfer from Cromwell)

Distance: 23.5km

Descent: 1450m

Ascent: 210m

Time: Allow the day (3+hrs riding)

Price: NZ$799pp

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If you'd like to talk heli-biking, we'd love to hear from you. Just give us a call, message us or send us an email.

Phone: 0800 328 897 or 021 0825 4224

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