About Heli Bike NZ

Our ultimate objective is to offer you the best Back Country rides you’ve ever had! And make ‘Every day a Saturday’, Queenstown's only Heli bike and mountain bike guiding specialists

Who We Are

Fat Tyre Adventures burst into existence in 2001 when owner/operator Greg McIntyre could no longer contain his passion for mountain biking and took a leap to start his own guiding business. Queenstown’s undisputed mountain bike guiding experts, setting the standard for delivering the best guided mountain biking Queenstown has. But with the confusion around the ‘FAT Tyre bikes’ and riders thinking we only cater to FAT bike tours and the fact that we are now 90% heli biking – we have had a name change to Heli bike NZ. Its stating the obvious but I hope less confusion.

Heli bike NZ have private and Department of Conservation land concessions on five different mountain ranges giving you the ability to access rides that no one else can. The trails are natural with amazing scenery, a range of rocky steep, narrow trails or fast open smooth trails with the odd cow and sheep (it is New Zealand!), huge with some offering over 1800m of descendinding.

We are born and breed local riding enthusiasts and will show you the hundreds of kilometres on thousands of hectares of private high country sheep farms and conservation land we have access to. . All well away from the crowded trails close to town.

Sustainability.
Where possible, we buy local.. World famous in NZ, we offer Em's power cookie as trail snacks - both 100% pure kiwi hearty health bar. If we visit a café or Pub at the end of a ride, we go local and of course we always drink local beer and wine.

Recycling.
With Greg’s Scottish and Ange’s Dutch blood, our home and office is a veritable recycling mecca – even the bike inner tubes are recycled into tree ties and our worms love chomping their way through old invoices and egg cartons.