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Reid Helicopters offer exclusive hunting adventures in the Nelson and Marlborough regions.

We provide helicopter charter to remote and spectacular alpine locations to access our main game animals, Red Deer and Chamois. We also offer hunting opportunities for wild pigs and goat.

Our vast local knowledge and 3 generations of flying experience in the Nelson and Marlborough region provide for an exceptional hunting experience and safe access to remote wilderness areas. Our experienced pilots can advise on the best hunting locations during each season. We can supply experienced local guides for all types of hunting applications.

Reid Helicopters hold DOC concessions to land in Kahurangi National Park, Mt Richmond Forest Park and South Marlborough. We also have access to some private land for hunting trips.

Contact us for more information on helicopter charter and New Zealand helicopter hunting packages.

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    • Max Weight: 1135kg
    • Max pax plus gear: 250kg
    • (1-2 Pax and gear)
  • MD520N
    • Max Weight: 1520kg
    • Max pax plus gear: 420kg
    • (1-3 Pax and gear)
  • AS350FX2
    • Max Weight: 2500kg
    • Max pax plus gear: 700kg
    • (1-5 Pax and gear)

Things you need to know

Safety around helicopters and useful information:
  • Always approach and leave the helicopter from the front or as pilot directs.
  • Do not walk to the rear or under the tail boom of the helicopter.
  • Keep rifles and fishing rods down.
  • Avoid rising ground and walking up into the rotors.
  • When helicopter is taking off hold on to any loose gear so that it does not blow away.
  • Always carry a personal emergency locator beacon or satellite phone.
  • DOC hunting permits can be obtained online www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/hunting/permits-and-licences.
  • Please purchase hut tickets prior to your trip.
  • Please leave huts tidy, re-stock used firewood and do not leave any rubbish.
  • Remember everything you take in must come out.
  • Your flight price includes a $15 DOC concession landing fee per person.