Need to Know
Our rides cater for intermediate through to expert mountain riders. We do not have a ride for beginner mountain bikers. If you’re not sure whether you’ve got the skills you need, please contact us. We’d be happy to give you some guidance.
The heli-biking season is from 1 October to 15 May, weather dependent!
Bring your own, as long as it’s in good working order (and don’t forget the tools you’ll need if you have a mechanical). Otherwise, you can hire a GT Force from us for $95. We’ll just need your bike size, height, weight and preference for clips or flats in advance so we can make sure we have the bike you’ll need on the day. Hire bikes also come with helmets, kneepads and gloves if you need them.
At HeliBike NZ we have a huge focus on safety from the helicopter to the riding itself.
We’ll brief you on everything you need to know about heli safety before take-off, then just follow your guides lead as they guide you down the hill.
Our guides are all trained in Pre Hospital Medical Care. And we are on Worksafe New Zealand’s Register of Adventure Activity Operators and Qualmark rated.
What to Bring
Water and a snack
Spare derailleur hangar
Take advantage of our complimentary shuttle pick up and drop off from ALTA bike shop, corner of Brecon and Duke St, Queenstown Central. Or ask us about self drive which is available on most rides.
To optimise heli space, our trips need a minimum of three people to go ahead. But if your group is smaller, or you want exclusive helicopter access, please give us a call to discuss.
If you would like to purchase a gift voucher for any of our rides they are available here
Ask a question
If there’s something else you’d like to know please give us a call or message us. We’d love to hear from you.
Call us on 0800 328 897 or 027 226 2822