Pricing and Conditions

Adult $599.00 - $850.00
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Pricing All prices are in New Zealand Dollars and inclusive of 15% GST (Goods and Service Tax). Payment will be made on arrival, the day of your flight. If you have a flight where we are picking up and dropping off from a venue, please call us 24–48 hours prior to make payment over the phone. Our staffed office hours are between 8.30am–5.00pm Monday–Sunday. Backcountry Helicopters reserves the right to change/alter our price or price list at any time & shall be effective from the date specified.

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Cancellations: 48 hours’ notice of cancellation is required. If cancellation is made within 48 hours’ notice 25% will be charged to your nominated Credit Card or invoiced to you. In the event of inclement weather and there is no alternative flight availability on alternative days a full refund will be made at the point of sale.


Backcountry Helicopters offers captivating wilderness adventures and exploration in Makarora, a mere 45-minute journey from Wanaka, amidst some of New Zealand’s most secluded and breathtaking settings. We specialise in adventure-filled scenic flights, luxury charters into some of the most beautiful locations in New Zealand, hunting & fishing charters and the well-known adventure-filled Heli Siberia Wilderness Adventure; a helicopter – hike – jetboat day trip offered in partnership with Wilkin River Jets. Makarora itself beckons adventurers, families looking to venture off the beaten track, and travellers young and old, eager to truly experience and appreciate New Zealand’s pristine, untouched natural beauty.

Opening times

Business hours:
9am - 5pm, 7 days
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec


Haast Pass-Makarora Road, Makarora, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
1.5hrs from Queenstown Airport.
decisions Proximity to town:
45 minutes from Wanaka.

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