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Welcome to Reid Helicopters Nelson New Zealand

Reid Helicopters Nelson is a locally owned and operated helicopter company specializing in personalized tours of the Nelson & Marlborough regions. We are also Nelson’s leading provider of commercial services. With 3 generations of experience operating helicopters in Nelson and the surrounding national parks, who better to show you the diversity of our naturally beautiful region?


Explore the amazing national parks, coastlines, lakes and mountains or drop in for lunch at one of the many resorts or vineyards in the Top of the South region.

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Lord Of The Rings

Immerse yourself in the scenery of these magical tales bought to life by Peter Jackson and WETA workshop. Real locations for the ultimate Lord of The Rings experience.

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Fishing and Hunting

Take a charter to remote back country rivers, spectacular alpine locations or the scenic Marlborough Sounds for the ultimate fishing or hunting experience.

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heli biking

Would you like to go on an epic mountain biking adventure? Join us for the ultimate downhill experience!

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The Food Source

This unique experience calls for the best; exquisite food, premium wines – the best of all that New Zealand has to offer.

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Reid Helicopters offers the option of a truly memorable wedding experience, with such unique locations and remarkable views; it’s the perfect extra for your special day.

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From trial instruction flights to advanced commercial pilot training, you can learn it all here. Train with active working commercial helicopter pilots in the industry, for the industry.

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3 generations of the Reid family have been dedicated to assisting clients in the Nelson Tasman region, achieve commercial success through a wide range of services.

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