Established over 30 years ago, Helicopters Nelson has evolved into a well-known and respected aviation company in the top of the South Island.
Helicopters Nelson is now owned and operated by the Darling family, a passionate aviation family with three generations of pilots.
We specialise in creating luxury, tailored and unique helicopter tours in and around the “top of the south”. We offer helicopter charter services and customised tours to some of the country’s most stunning remote locations – there is no better view of New Zealand than from the skies. Whether you’re looking for a corporate event, an active adventure or a romantic escape – anything is possible with Helicopters Nelson.
Your comfort and safety are paramount to us. Our professional pilots have a wealth of experience and local knowledge.
We primarily fly from our base at Nelson Airport but often fly in and out of lodges, venues or private properties nation wide.
Like many of our guests, you’ll want to tell your friends all about it! Every flight with Helicopters Nelson is an unforgettable one.
Working together with FENZ to provide a rural rapid response in the top of the south
Firefighters with specialist cutting gear will now be flown to car crashes and other serious incidents in the top of the south.
Fire and Emergency NZ (Fenz) Nelson fire station officer Kevin O’Connor said the new rural rapid response initiative meant a four-person crew with equipment to free people who are trapped would be flown to incidents by Helicopters Nelson.