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Book - Heli-Biking

Choose from Queenstown's best half or full day Heli-biking tours.


This epic ride starts with an amazing 15 minute flight over the remote Nevis Valley and beyond the Remarkables Range to land at 1700m on the eerie rocky moonscape-like terrain of the Old Woman Range. Undulating, fast flowing trails and technical single track to the bottom. This is an intermediate grade ride, not too extreme it and will suit most riders. This is Fat Tyre Adventures' original Heli-bike trip and still the most popular! You will finish the trip in the heart of one of the worlds' best Pinot Noir wine growing regions. DURATION: Allow 5-6 hours


A beautiful 8 minute flight to the top of Crown Peak at 1750m will offer epic 360 degree views of the Cardrona Valley and Wanaka area. This scenic heli bike trip drops down through historic gold-mining relics to amazing single track tucked along a gully gorge. The final descent off the Crown Terrace is fast and takes us down the historic Tobins Track wagon trail to the picturesque historic village of Arrowtown where we can stop for some southern hospitality and refreshments. DURATION: Allow 3-4 hours


Not for the faint hearted. Two big descents equal a massive 2900m descent in one day! After an awesome flight into the Remarkables Range you will land at just over 6000ft, the highest of all Heli-biking in New Zealand. Get ready for 15km of rock garden trails descending into the open alpine tundra you can only experience at this altitude. They call in the chopper to come and fly us to the stunning 1700m Crown Peak that has 360 vistas taking in Wanaka and Queenstown. You can just make out the houses of Arrowtown way down in the valley - at the final destination for a well earned beer! DURATION: Allow 6+ hours


  • Trained professional guides
  • Door to door transport
  • Trail snack

DEPARTS: 9AM daily on demand

SEASON: November - April (Now Closed for the Season)


  • Water, backpack, wind breaker, sunscreen, sunglasses and camera.
  • Cash for a beer/snack at the end of your trip.


  • Bike rental not included and can be arranged separately for $40 per ride
  • Maximum 5 pax per helicopter
  • Heli-biking is weather dependent. We recommend booking your tour towards the beginning of your stay in Queenstown to allow for the tour to be rescheduled if it's cancelled due to weather
  • Minimum numbers of 3 people are required for a trip to be confirmed

Nevis: Full Day Heli Bike [1 Run]:
This trip can also be substituted for the Mt Pisa ride. Guides will choose the best conditions on the day. Prices include, helmet, gloves and safety equipment and transport.

  • Adult $599.00

Crown Peak: Half Day Heli Bike [1 Run]:
This trip can also be substituted for the Cardrona ride. Guides will choose the best conditions on the day. Prices include, helmet, gloves and safety equipment and transport.

  • Adult $399.00

Double Descent: Full Day Heli Bike [2 Runs]:
Includes: 2 Heli Uplifts and 2 tracks. Prices include, helmet, gloves and safety equipment and transport.

  • Adult $699.00

ADD On: Bike Rental:
GT Sensor Elite bikes. Helmet, Gloves and Safety gear included.

  • Adult $80.00

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes you can bring your own bike. You will be responsible for getting your equipment to the end of the trail so bring spare gear including 3 tubes, a hanger and chain link.

How may riders will I be riding with on the trip?

5 riders (plus guide) is the maximum on most Heli-bike trips although there are occasions when there are a few more.

Will I be riding with riders my own ability?

Where possible YES! Fat Tyre has a simple policy that the first rider to book gets the choice of ride for the day. If they are an advanced rider they will try their best to book similar riders on that trip. They deliver great mountain bike rides for mountain bikers of all abilities and do our best to accommodate all tastes.

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