Do you sell tickets for an event, performance or venue?
Sell more tickets faster with Eventfinda. Find out more. Find out more about Eventfinda Ticketing.

This event’s been cancelled
Waipakihi Heli-hike: CANCELLED

Ticket Information

  • Waipakihi helihike: $149.00 ea
  • Additional fees may apply
10 weekly payments.
No interest, no fees.

That's it! We manage automatic weekly payments until you're paid off. Full purchase details can be viewed anytime online.

You will need

  • To be over 18 years old
  • Visa/Mastercard payment
  • NZ drivers licence or passport
  • First instalment paid today
Learn more about how it works. Credit criteria applies. Weekly payments will be automatically deducted. Failed instalments incur a $10 charge. See our Terms & Conditions for more information.




Part of the Mahi Aroha Summer Programme: There are not many walks that start with such a thrilling take off, but this is certainly one of them.

Setting off by helicopter from the Desert Road towards the stunning Waipakahi Valley in the Kaimanawa Forest Park, be prepared for breathtaking scenery, native flora and fauna and plenty of standout photo opportunities, as well as some exciting river crossings sure to leave your socks soggy.

Age: 10 and up.

Grade: 4 Hard - Requires a high level of fitness. This is a long day with over 50 river crossings, meaning not only wet feet but also uneven and slippery surfaces.

Maximum participants: 40
Minimum participants: 20

What to bring:
- Warm, waterproof and windproof clothing
- Gloves and warm hat
- Sturdy tramping boots
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat
- Lunch, snacks and drink
- Personal first aid kit
- Personal medication

Weather on the Central Plateau is notoriously changeable. If you are adequately equipped activities will be enjoyable, otherwise, they can be cold and miserable. DOC reserves the right to refuse participation if you are not adequately equipped.

The decision to cancel a trip due to weather is often unable to be made until just before the scheduled departure time. Trips may also be cancelled a week out if the minimum participant number is not reached.

If the decision to cancel a trip is made, details will be posted on the Project Tongariro Facebook page and left a message on the Mahi Aroha information line 0800 362 925.

Full details will accompany your trip booking confirmation.

Post a comment

Did you go to this event? Tell the community what you thought about it by posting your comments here!