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Experience Makarora’s Untouched Beauty In Backcountry Helicopters

Legends In The Wilderness Discovery And Adventure

Wonderland Makarora Lodge is thrilled to partner with Wilkin River Jets to provide backcountry helicopter tours of the region. Experience the stunning beauty that New Zealand’s west coast has to offer with scenic flights that provide the perfect view of the region’s glaciers, alpine lakes, mineral fields and more.

This is truly the ultimate way to experience so many natural wonders in one journey. Wilkins River Jets have a team of experienced pilots with a profound knowledge of the local area. You will have the opportunity to take in this most unspoiled part of the world, seeing everything from awe-inspiring mountaintops to crystal clear lakes, wild deer and more.

For lovers of pure, uninhibited natural wonder, the Wilkins River Jets backcountry helicopter ride is perfect for you.

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Backcountry helicopter rides for wilderness lovers

Scenic flights and Jet boat tours in some of New Zealand’s most remote & spectacular locations. Customised Luxury charters please enquire on how we can tailor an activity to suit you, your interests and budget. Heli Transfers from anywhere within New Zealand including the local destinations Queenstown, Wanaka, Makarora, West Coast and Luxury Lodges/accommodation providers.

We are Department of Conservation and CAA approved and have an Aircare Accreditation. Backcountry Helicopters encompasses more glaciers en route through the ancient river valleys of the World Heritage listed Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks.

Unwind at Wonderland Makarora Lodge

After your incredible adventure taking in the best of the west from above, kick back, relax and let the experience sink in at the comfort of the Wonderland Makarora Lodge. Our first class accommodation is complete with various cabin and chalet options for small and larger groups, with each option complete with cosy beds and necessary amenities.

We also have a gorgeous restaurant where you can chill out and discuss the day’s adventure over a delicious meal and a beer. Our accommodation is the ultimate way to complement a day’s exploring – we look forward to having you here.

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Find out more from our team

Interested in learning more about this incredible experience? The Wonderland Makarora Lodge team will be more than happy to chat about the amazing Wilkins River Jets backcountry helicopter ride, as well as book you in for a journey when you come to stay at our lodge.

To find out more, please feel free to call us on +64 03 443 8372 or submit an enquiry form via our contact page. We will get back to you as soon as possible and with all the information you require regarding this unbelievable journey and accommodation at our lodge.

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