$50.00 - $499.00

Heli-Bike and Mountain Bike Tours

The Helibike team have lived, worked and biked in the Mt Cook/Mackenzie area for years and used this knowledge and love of the region to create an amazing backcountry mountain biking adventure suitable for all abilities… Imagine flying high into the mountains behind Twizel and seeing stunning views of the first 4 days of the Alps 2 Ocean Trail, from Lake Pukaki, Twizel, Lake Ohau and down towards Omarama. Then, mountain biking down constantly changing scenery, from rocky farm track through a mountain gorge, a remnant beech forest, down grassy banks and, finally, to the shores of the beautiful Lake Ohau. Cycle along the gravel lakeside road to the river where you can either cycle on or be picked up and driven to Ohau Village or back to Twizel. We ride on a mix of surfaces, with some short uphills and there may be a few stream crossings. You’ll see some of the most varied scenery and terrain on any single Helibike experience in New Zealand. This is a spectacular alternative to the third section of the A2O Trail, a real backcountry adventure, with plenty of stops to admire the amazing views. You don’t have to be experienced but you must be adventurous! We have had all ability levels on this trip and everyone gets to enjoy it at their own pace. Bookings are essential and all trips are subject to minimum numbers and the weather.


  • Meet outside the Twizel Information Centre


Helibike Trips Want to go Heli-biking in New Zealand? Take a scenic helicopter flight to the Ben Ohau Mountain Range between Twizel and Lake Ohau. Land in a remote location high above Twizel and mountain bike with your guide along secluded tracks through varied terrain with stunning scenery, back down into the valley.

All our Heli-bike Tours start from Twizel. Prices include the scenic helicopter flight, an experienced Mountain Bike Guide, a mountain bike helmet and any transport to and from the start and finish points. Additional mountain Bike equipment and high quality, full suspension GT Sanction 2.0 mountain bikes are available for hire, if required.
Grand Greta Helibike Adventure Grade: 3 - Intermediate (Intermediate fitness required)
Duration: Allow 6 Hours, October to May
plus $50 bike hire, if required

The Grand Greta Helibike Adventure is our premier trip.
We meet in Twizel, sort out bikes and gear, then ride out to the airport.
A scenic helicopter flight takes you over Twizel, the canals and along the Ben Ohau Mountain Range. A short but worthwhile walk from the landing site takes you up to the summit of Ben Ohau with its amazing 360-degree views over Lake Ohau and Twizel. Then, you mountain bike down constantly changing scenery from rocky farm track through a mountain gorge, a remnant beech forest, down grassy banks and, finally, you end up on the shores of the beautiful Lake Ohau.
There's a short cycle along the gravel lakeside road to the pick up point where you're collected and driven back to Twizel.
You get to see some of the most varied scenery and terrain you'll find on any single Helibike experience in New Zealand!
Omahau Downhill Helibike Grade: 2 - Easy (Intermediate fitness req'd)
Duration: Allow 4 hours, all year round
plus $50 bike hire, if required

The Omahau Downhill Helibike is a great trip for the novice mountain biker or someone who wants to enjoy the scenery as much as the biking.
This trip is perfect for couples and families.
Enjoy a helicopter flight to one of our landing sites on the Ben Ohau range behind Twizel.
Cruise down easy 4WD and farm tracks with panoramic views of the Mackenzie Basin and the beautiful Lake Pukaki.
Ride around the base of the mountains and finish with an hour long fast and flat ride to Twizel along side the river and through the Pelennor fields Lord of the Rings film site.
Depending on the weather, we usually stop for an optional swim in one of the local's swimming pools, the warm Lock Cameron or the slightly cooler Twizel River!
Alternative Days for the Alps2Ocean Cycleway If you're riding the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle trail, we have some amazing alternative routes to replace 1 or more days of the first half of the official Alps to Ocean Cycle trail, adding variety and adventure to your overall Cycleway experience.
Our speciality is an alternative to the Twizel to Ohau Village.
Private Heli-bike Trips If you want a more personalized service to experience a completely unique scenic flight and mountain bike trip, then Contact Us for more information on our Private Helibike Trips.
By Chartering the Helicopter for yourself, we are able to combine any length of scenic flight with any type of mountain bike ride or local outdoor experience you wish to complete.
Bike and Gear Hire Our Mountain Bike Hire includes a range of mountain bikes from Extra Small (XS) through to Large (L) sizes. Our current range of bikes are the GT Sanction 2.0 All Mountain full suspension mountain bikes with a plush 6 inches of travel.
Ideal for our Helibike mountain bike tracks. If you need Mountain Bike Hire for your helibike trip, please ensure you record this with us at the time of booking.
In peak season, we strongly advise you to pre-book all bikes to avoid disappointment.

Gear Hire
- Lightweight Rucksack
- Waterproof/windpoof jacket
- Bike safety glasses
- Gloves