Unforgettable Helicopter Adventures
Across the Top of New Zealand’s South Island

Welcome to Reid Helicopters

Reid Helicopters Nelson is a locally owned and operated helicopter company specialising in personalised 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?

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Our Most Popular Adventures

Whether you’re looking to experience breathtaking golden coastlines from the air, enjoy gourmet dining in a unique wilderness location, or ride an epic mountain biking trail, Reid Helicopters have the ultimate variety of trips and tours for all. Our team of exceptional pilots (and awesome aircraft) are ready to show you all the amazing places this spectacular region has to offer. Your unforgettable experience is just a click away…

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Or create your very own unforgettable experience

Our Commercial Services

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. Our services include:


We just wanted to say a massive thank you for organising our trip and being so helpful with the arrangements – including arranging to have our bags delivered!
We had a fantastic flight, the views were truly unbelievable and the picnic was wonderful. Best experience ever, thanks so much!


After four wonderful weeks in New Zealand it’s hard to name a single highlight, but our flight to Mt Owen is definitely a prime candidate. Thanks for this unforgettable memory.

Christian - Germany

What a magnificent experience you gave Ray and I today. From the time we took off to our return to base, everywhere were stunning sights and visions to behold. To stand on Mt Olympus and perhaps walk in the hobbit footsteps and recognize the rocks and scenery, to the wonderful morning tea at Mt Owen, and later the journey around the mountain to the Mines of Moria and the Misty Mountains, every single minute has given us and me in particular, amazing memories to relive for years to come.

We are deeply grateful for all you did for us, thank you, thank you, thank you.


Offering the ultimate options in exclusive landings and unique activities, Reid Helicopters is your premier choice for personalised helicopter charters. Experience the top of the south as you’ve never seen it before from the comfort of your own private helicopter. With breathtaking valleys, spectacular coastlines, green native forest, and golden beaches, the possibilities for your custom adventure are endless. 


Still deciding? Call us for more information on +64 (03) 5419530


Driving directions to our base in Wakefield, Nelson.


Some things to think about before your flight.


Find out more about our Pilot Training Scheme.