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Flight Experiences

Take a scenic flight in either a fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter. Or learn to fly them.


Experience a piece of aviation history and take a scenic flight in a Vintage Tiger Moth. Dress for the occasion in an authentic leather flying helmet, complete with flying goggles and silk scarf. Experience the excitement and exhilaration of the open cockpit and the wind in your face. Discover the freedom and romance of a vintage scenic flight over Lake Wanaka and the rugged peaks of the Mount Aspiring National Park, one of the most spectacular locations in New Zealand.


Fly amongst the inspiring peaks and stunning lakes of New Zealand's Southern Alps. Journey to Mount Aspiring and Mount Cook, cruise over numerous glaciers and stop for a snow landing before heading south along the rugged West Coast, viewing wildlife along the way. Explore the length of Milford Sound and view its wondrous beauty. Return via 'Lord of the Rings' locations to Wanaka.


Wanaka is a unique place to learn to fly, offering some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand with very stable weather conditions ideal for training. Close to Queenstown, Milford Sound and Fiordland, the Southern Lakes environment enables students to learn in a variety of conditions and terrain. Flight training programmes can be individually tailored to meet each student’s ability and needs.


Ever dreamt of flying a helicopter? Take a trial lesson alongside a world-class instructor who will guide you through the exercises involved in learning to fly a helicopter. Once you take the controls you start with trying to hover the helicopter, which may seem impossible at first, but practice makes perfect. Not only is a trial lesson a lot of fun, it actually counts towards your helicopter license should you decide to continue with learning to fly. So stop dreaming, do it!

Release offers unique and memorable experiences. Talk to us about creating an experience that combines your personal choice of the many world-class attractions and adventure opportunities within easy reach of your luxury Wanaka accommodation.

What our customers say

  • "Thank you for sharing your wonderfully well considered and beautiful property with our extended family for our Papa Wal's 70th Birthday celebrations. We had a magical week exploring the surrounds and sublime nature. We will be back! Best Wishes for 2017 for you all."

    Jimmy Thompson & Angie Borges Rodrigues, Austrailia

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