Backcountry Helicopters offers personalised scenic helicopter flights.

Departing from Makarora to Mount Aspiring, Milford Sound or Mount Cook your flight will encompass more glaciers en route through the ancient river valleys of the World Heritage listed Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks.

Flights can include an alpine landing on any of our routes


Classic bush walks amidst the remote Makarora backcountry wilderness. Half day to full day eco-tourism trekking amongst lush native forest and ancient river valleys.

Access by helicopter or jet boat.

Our famous Fly-Walk-Jetboat combos include the popular Siberia Wilderness Adventure and Jumboland Wildnerness Adventure - rated by visitors as one of the best walks in the park. Check out our new Blue Pools Experience.

Jet Boat

Experience the ultimate in shallow water jet boating, skimming along just inches of water on not one, but two rivers - the might Wilkin and the Makarora.

A 50km wilderness river journey amidst native bush, pristine river valleys and rugged ice capped mountains.

Access for hikers and hunters to Mount Aspiring National Park. Or try one of our heli-jet combos.


River Jet Safaris
50 minutes of New Zealand's most exhilerating shallow water jet boating. Brand new fleet of boats that can spin on a dime!

World Heritage - Helicopter Flights
Stunning personalised scenic flights over Mount Aspiring National Park. A range of options - glaciers, Milford Sound, Mount Cook and more...

Heli/Jet Combos
A thrilling helicopter ride over snow covered peaks and views of glacier lakes. Then return with thrilling jet boat ride on two of New Zealand's finest wilderness rivers.

Cancellation Policy:

100% refund if cancelled by Wilkin River Jets due to unsuitable weather/river conditons.

No Show-no refund

Tickets are non refundable once purchased.

Contact WRJ for further terms and conditions.

Siberia & Other Wilderness Adventures
Fly - walk - jet boat combos! Explore our World Heritage Area with one of our pure NZ eco walks ... Siberia Wilderness Adventure, Jumboland Wilderness Adventure and the new Blue Pools Eco Adventure.

Wilderness Trekking Access
Wilkin River Jets and Backcountry Helicopters provide a shuttle service and river taxi for access into Mount Aspiring National Park for trampers, climbers and hunters


Dept of Conservation -enviromental contribution

FLY-WALK-JB rates all include a $20.00pp enviromental contribution. This is paid to the Dept of Conservation which enables the Dept to up grade and maintain our walking tracks,huts and other amenties that provide enjoyment and pleasure to the many users of the park.


Let Wilkin River Jets take you on a personal wilderness journey deep into the ‘timeless land’ of Makarora. Embrace the region's rich history and stunning natural beauty with knowledgable locals.
We are the only commercial operator permitted to operate on the Wilkin River.

Est: since 1968 ... legends!