Legends in the Wilderness Discovery and Adventure

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.

  • Luxury and Private Charters
    Milford Fiordland Explore
    duration on enquiry

    About

    Fly over the spectacular mountains, waterfalls and breathtaking scenery on your way to Milford Sound. Customize your tour by adding a scenic trip around Mt Aspiring, gourmet heli picnic and a guide, multiple alpine and snow landings. Milford Sounds | Doubtful Sounds | glaciers | seal colonies | fiords | short wilderness walk | multiple landings | gourmet picnic BBQ Take in the spectacular view, sip on the best of local wines as your pilot prepares Crayfish, Whitebait, venison back steaks and garden fresh salads for lunch. (note food selection is seasonal and subject to availability)

  • Luxury and Private Charters
    The Last Frontier
    duration on enquiry

    About

    Explore the remote and stunning backyard of the West Coast. Glaciers, Alpine Lakes, Cascade Plateau mineral fields, wild deer and chamois to name a few. Includes multiple alpine and snow landings, gourmet lunch and guide. An epic day out for the whole family.

  • Luxury and Private Charters
    Siberia Wilderness Uliimate Combo
    duration on enquiry

    About

    OPTION 1: 50min Exclusive Mt Aspiring Glacier Scenic Helicopter Flight, 3 hour Walk, Private Jetboat tour and Gourmet BBQ lunch.

    OPTION 2: 50 min Shared Mt Aspiring Glacier Scenic Flight, 3 hour walk and Private Jetboat tour and Gourmet BBQ lunch. Epic scenic flight over the majestic Mt Aspiring National Park taking in the aerial views of the multitude of glaciers and glacial lakes that abide in the park en-route to the icon of the Southern Alps – Mt Aspiring. Includes one alpine landing for that special photo opportunity. Land in the remote Siberia Valley and enjoy a 3 hour (7km) Wilderness Walk on a well marked track. ( this is an unguided freedom walk) Meet the jetboat at the end of the track and enjoy your private jetboat safari down the magnificent Wilkin Valley where your skilled driver will navigate the river to your lunch destination. Enjoy a riverside Wild Food Gourmet BBQ lunch.

  • Scenic Flight
    World Heritage National Park and glaciers
    20 Min Duration

    About

    Fly our World Heritage National Park through snow capped mountains, ice blue glaciers, ancient river valleys and mountain lakes. Includes mountain/snow landing.

    $340 Per adult

  • Scenic Flight
    Mt Aspiring and Glaciers
    50 Min Duration

    About

    Get up close & personal with the magnificent Mt Aspiring with views of ice blue glaciers & the Southern Alps. Includes an alpine landing for the perfect photo opportunity.

    $720 Per adult

  • Commercial
    Commercial Flights
    duration on enquiry

    About

    Frost protection
    Mustering
    Filming
    Precision and Heavey Lifting 
    Canyon Raft and Kayak Transfers
    Conference Groups
    Fire Fighting
    Survey and Monitoring
    Search and Rescue
    Farming Support

  • Hunting and Fishing
    duration on enquiry

    About

    Fishing BCH has access and landings to some of the best fly fishing in the New Zealand. We can tailor a trip to suit with an experienced guide or just supply the transport to your preferred fishing area.

    Hunting We can provide transport to roar hunting blocks in the area as well as hunting areas outside of this period. Thar, Chamois, and Red Deer are our local species and we can provide quotes for further a field. The Backcountry Helicopters team are also members of the Professional Hunting Guide Association and can tailor a guided hunting experience like no other. Species can range from Trophy Red Stags, Thar, Chamois, Ducks/Geese, Goats, Fallow, and White Tail. We have a very experienced guides and helicopter pilots that get results. With local Makarora accommodation and helicopter transfers at your doorstep please enquire on how we can put together a hunt or a hunting holiday.

    Thar hunt for kids and families. We have local access to a great private Thar block that is perfect for taking your children/family on their first Thar hunt. We can provide just the transport or include a guide and equipment. This is a great activity to build confidence within your kids and in the outdoors, promote gun safety, and provide a truly memorable experience. We are fortunate to be able run this with the great team at Makarora River Ranch please email us for rates and information.

What to bring

Whatever wilderness experience you choose, your safety and comfort are important to us. Please note: We supply all safety equipment including life jackets of all sizes supplied (waterproof ponchos on request). We highly recommended the use of sunglasses, sun block, sun hat and insect repellent, especially in the summer months. In winter warm clothes are required. We recommend a fleece jacket, warm hat and gloves and a windproof/waterproof outer jacket. For eco-trekking options you will need to take a picnic lunch and an adequate water supply. Wilkin River Jets reserves the right to amend/alter/or cancel any trip due to unsuitable weather/river conditions and activity demand.

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