Siberia experience backcountry helicopters wanaka makarora


Backcountry Helicopters have been operating for over 20 years, and offer wilderness adventure and discovery in Makarora, just 45 minutes from Wanaka within some of New Zealand’s most remote and spectacular locations. 

We specialise in adventure-filled scenic flights, luxury charters into some of the most beautiful locations in New Zealand, hunting & fishing charters and the adventure-filled Heli Siberia; a helicopter – hike – jetboat day trip.

Your Wilderness Adventure Awaits.

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The Makarora Valley

Situated on the Haast Pass Highway, a 45-minute drive from Wānaka and an hour from the West Coast. Makarora sits on the edge of remote native bushland and the breathtaking World Heritage-listed Mount Aspiring National Park.

Makarora is an incredible place to experience the unique beauty and ruggedness of New Zealand. 

Siberia experience makarora backcountry helicopters

Makarora is an incredible place to experience the unique beauty and ruggedness of New Zealand. Known as the ‘timeless land’, Makarora is a truly special place with stunning snow-capped mountains, ancient river valleys, pristine native rainforest and fast-flowing alpine blue rivers. A place where time has stood still, but discovery and adventure continue to beckon.

Explore stunning day walks and tramps, take in iconic views of Mount Aspiring/Tititea and experience the icy blue waters of the Wilkin and Makarora Rivers.

In the valley, you will have the opportunity to truly experience New Zealand’s most spectacular and dramatic views. Waterfalls, alpine lakes and glaciers, all in one of the most remote and beautiful locations in New Zealand.

Heli Siberia Wilderness Adventure

Scenic Flights

Luxury & Charter Flights