Heli-biking

Epic Back country heli biking. Keeping it real.

If you go mountain biking you can go heli biking!

Heli-bike options - Fly up, Ride down!

Rides start in mid November and continue through until May

Please note: There is a weight restriction of 156kg for the front seat of the helicopter. If there are five in your group then there will need to be at least one of you that is no more than 75kg. If you are not sure please contact us. All prices are in NZ dollars.

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Double Descent/Double Heli ◄ Back

Grade 4 and being MTB fit is ideal
New Zealand’s only multi run Heli biking! Not your average shuttle day.
Heli flight- 20min+
Landing altitude, almost 2000m x 2
Total descent 2900 ±
Total ascent 50m!
Ride Time- 3hrs+
Return to Queenstown- 3pm ±

Two big descents equal a massive 2900m ± descent in one day! After an awesome flight into the Remarkables Range we land at just over 6000ft, the highest of all heli biking in New Zealand. Now there is 15km of rock garden trails descending into the open alpine tundra you can only experience at this altitude.

We call in the chopper to come and fly us to the stunning 1700m Crown Peak that has 360 vistas taking in Wanaka and Queenstown. We seem to finish where there is a well-earned beer!

We have 4 trails to taylor options to suit all MTB/Enduro riders

Price: NZ$620pp. Availability

2

Nevis. ◄ Back

Grade 3, intermediate ride – reasonable MTB fitness is best.
Allow most of the day. An epic XC Heli bike trip.
Stats;
Heli flight- 45km
Landing altitude. 1700
Total descent 1850m
Ride Time- 3hrs+
Return to Queenstown- 3.30pm ±
Highlights. #heliflight, #stunningviews, #flowingandfast, #sheeptracks.

This epic ride starts with an amazing 15-minute flight over the Remarkables mountains and remote Nevis Valley to land at 1700m on the eerie rocky moonscape-like terrain of the Old Woman Range. Undulating, fast flowing trails and technical single track take us to the bottom. Fat Tyres' original heli bike trip and still the most popular. We finish the trip and a café in the heart of one of the worlds' best Pinot Noir wine growing regions.

NZ$585.00pp. Availability

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Mt Pisa. ◄ Back

Grade 3-4, good MTB fitness.
Allow most of the day for this awesome trip, and you will probably be back about 3.30pm.
Stats;
Heli flight- 45km
Landing Altitude 2000m
Total descent. 1800m
Ride Time- 3hrs+
Return to Queenstown- 3.30pm ±
Highlights. #heliflight, #stunningviews, #flowingandfast, #roughtrack, #hugedescents, #wickedriding

Landing on Mt Pisa is like landing on the Moon - its high and exposed windblown landscape seems like another world. In a way it is. At 2000 meters (6000ft), this is the highest landing we have, so be warned - you're in for a huge ride to get to the valley floor below. It’s a long, fun and entertaining ride on a variety of trails back to Cardrona for a beer. There is a healthy climb, but you will be rewarded with another huge descent to finish.

NZ$585.00pp.

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Dunstan Mountains. ◄ Back

Grade 4, above average MTB fitness and skill.
Epic Enduro big country! Amazing back country riding.
Heli flight- 20min+
Landing altitude, 1750m
Total descent 1800m
Ride Time- 3hrs+
Return to Queenstown- 4.30pm ±
Highlights. #hugeheliflight, #stunningviews, #flowingandfast, #roughtrack, #hugedescents

This is our longest flight at 20min.

These trails offer diverse terrain from super-fast and narrow farm track to sheep tracks and old gold miner’s viaducts and trails built by hand 150 years ago. A grade 4/5 trail. Real mountain biking.

The Dunstan Heli bike ride will suit fit intermediate to advanced riders that enjoy the challenge and purity of back country trails.

Price: NZ$699

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Advance Peak. ◄ Back

Grade 3-5, Average fitness required
Heli flight- 10min
Landing altitude, 1750m
Total descent 1650
Ride Time- 3hrs+
Return to Queenstown- 3pm±
Highlights. #singletrack #Scenic #wickedflight

Advance peak is a real gem, With the most amazing helicopter flight over steep ridges and narrow valleys you land on remote alpine tundra. The historic single track to the valley floor seems to go on for ever! (Thanks to the gold miners of over100yrs ago). At the end of the brake burning descent we arrive in Macetown and past years’ gold mining relics. Onto more trails the old diggers made-perched above the flood line, the trails is exposed and narrow. If you don’t have a head for heights, you can wade through the river crossings. Then undulating 4x4 following the stunning arrow river to finish close to Arrowtown on more exquisite flowing single track!

Returning to Queenstown about 3pm

Price $470pp

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Crown Peak. ◄ Back

Grade 3 and 4 – with easy or more technical descent options.
Heli flight- 8min+
Landing altitude, 1750m
Total descent 1500m
Ride Time- 2hrs+
Return to Queenstown- 1.30pm

A beautiful 8-minute flight to the top of Crown Peak at 1750m will offer epic 360 degree views of the Wakatipu to Queenstown and the Cardrona Valley. This stunning heli bike trip drops down through high narrow ridge lines and tussock land, historic gold-mining relics to amazing pack track single track.

There are two options on this trip- it is possible to ride a rough 4x4 track (grade 3) or ‘off piste’(grade4-5) trail from the top – a great ride of groups of mixed abilities.

The final descent off the Crown Terrace is fast and takes us down the historic Tobin’s Track or Murphy’s run single track to picturesque historic village of Arrowtown where we stop for some southern hospitality and refreshments.

Price: NZ$385.00p.

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6

Ben Cruachan Remarkables. ◄ Back

Grade 4 – with longer or shorter ride options.
The Original NZ heli bike trip.
Heli flight- 7min+
Landing altitude, 1950m
Total descent 1500m or 1800m
Ride Time- 2-3hrs+
Return to Queenstown- 1.30-2pm ±
Ad on Mt Rosa to make this a truly spectacular MTB ride.

A spectacular flight up into the Remarkables.
Rocky 4x4 trail and historic gold miners single trail make the top half of this trip very entertaining. Fat Tyre have some exclusive trails on Mt Rosa to avoid the usual road descent, to complete the trip and make this an epic.
Price: NZ$385.00p.

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Roaring Meg. ◄ Back

The Roaring Meg trip is no longer available due to the land owner closing assess to public and commercial trips - we are working on this and will hope to open the trail again when the issues are resolved. We always work closely with private and public land owners so as to maintain a good relationship to maintain access.

Exclusive multi-day heli bike tours

These can be a bit like the Dirty Weekend or Five Day Fury but all heli biking! We will tailor an ultimate few days riding to suit you - probably cheaper and more exciting than you imagine!

Exclusive heli-bike – multi run day.

Why not try a multi-run heli-bike day (as you would a heli-ski day)? Feel the buzz not once, but several times on a series of fast and epic back counrty trails with masive pure descents.

Contact us for more information and a helicopter charter rate for these trips.

Exclusive Trips

Why not try an exclusive multi-run heli-bike day (as you would a heli-ski day)? You can choose, single trip, multi-day or multi-run days, tailored for you. Feel the buzz not once, but several times on a series of fast and epic back country trails with massive pure descents. Please contact us

Please note: There is a weight restriction of 156kg for the front seat of the helicopter. If there are five in your group then there will need to be at least one of you that is no more than 75kg. If you are not sure please contact us. All prices are in NZ dollars.