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Dragonfly Peak

Wanaka Heli-hike Day trip

Hiking Difficult

2.5 km
397 m
397 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.1 km
Dragonfly Peak Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's very remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between November and April. From a low point of 1.7 km to the maximum altitude of 2.1 km, the route covers 2.5 km, 397 vertical metres of ascent and 397 vertical metres of descent.


Catch your heli up to the famous Whare Kea Chalet at the Albertburn Saddle, and climb your way up to the top for an unobstructed view of Mt.Aspiring across the valley, along with the stellar surrounding mountain peaks. Will simply take your breath away!



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between November and April


  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike