Shuttle Service for Wilderness Trekking and Hunting in Mt Aspiring National Park

(Minimum numbers may apply)

Wilkin River Jets and Backcountry Helicopters provide a shuttle service for hunting, trekking and hiking amidst the stunning wilderness areas of Mt Aspiring National Park, situated close to Wanaka New Zealand. Enjoy multiday trekking and hiking amongst lush native rainforest, alpine vegetation and ancient river valleys with access by scenic helicopter or jet boat safari.

Trampers/Hunters- pls click on the below link for Hut Bookings/Track info/permits/trip preparation

Helicopter Access & Transfers

Enjoy incredible aerial views of the National Park with our helicopter access for trampers, hunters and day walkers:

Listed is the local sites we provide access to please enquire for prices.

  • Top Forks
  • Kerin Forks
  • Young Forks
  • Siberia Valley Forks
  • Makarora Hut
  • Hunter Valley
  • Ferguson/Forbes Hut
  • Dingle
  • Albert Burn
  • Fish
  • Bonar Flats
  • Burke
  • Howe
  • Landsborough
  • Big Hopwood
  • Wills Hut

Maximum heli load  Hughes 500E – 4 passengers wih a weight total of 500kg.(this includes pilot weight)

AS350 Squirrel x6 Passengers.


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River Taxi – Pick up or drop off Kerin Forks/Young river mouth

Jet boating transport for trampers, hunters and day walkers:

  • Kerin Forks – $115.00pp
  • Young River Mouth – $25 fixed rate per person (min 3)
  • rates include DOC enviromental fee and 15% gst)

Note: River taxi Tickets are non refund-able ( unless cancelled by WRJ due to weather/river conditons). They are only available to trampers/hunters or fishermen that are not using any aircraft services into the park.

Note: The DOC office in Makarora is un-manned please get your hut tickets and track info at the Wanaka DOC office before you come up. Wilkin River Jet are transport providers only and although we can help with local infomation we do not provide any long range weather forecasts, river crossing, track or hut infomation this can all be found at the Department of Conservation website or office.

For Brewster and Siberia Huts please book online


Please contact us for further information if required.


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Helicopter dropoff for trampers


Jet boat access to Mt Aspiring National Park