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Be taken to heli-mazing places that only a helicopter could get you to.
Our pilots are locals and can take you to the best hiking, biking, fishing and hunting spots in the Top of the South.


Our range of helicopter bike tours caters for all ages and abilities, from family friendly through to hard-core expert. Our experienced guides will ensure your heli-bike adventure suits your own personal ability, skill and adrenaline requirements!


Cruise around some of the beautiful places in the Top of the South. Our range of helicopter bike tours caters for all ages and abilities, from family friendly through to expert.


Do something absolutely amazing! Fly over the Kahurangi mountains and enjoy a breathtaking remote horse trek experience.


Be dropped into areas that can’t be reached by vehicle. See stunning places like the Kahurangi National Park, the North West coastline and the Heaphy Track by air and then explore it all by land.


For over 20 years Helicopters Nelson have been transporting people from all over the world (some very famous) to some of our best known fishing spots. Guides are available for day trips or you have the option of day trips or overnight hut stays.


Be taken to remote and spectacular alpine locations to access our main game animals, Red Deer and Chamois also wild pigs and goat. Helicopters Nelson hold DOC concessions to land in Kahurangi National Park, Mt Richmond Forest Park and South Marlborough.


If you are looking for a truly unique experience or have a dream flight in mind, we also specialise in creating bespoke itineraries for our clients. Give us a call – we love to make dreams come true!


Our central location at the Top of the South Island means we are ideally situated to offer private charters, airport-to-lodge and lodge-to-lodge transfers throughout New Zealand.


Now that I am back in Auckland and catching up generally, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you to both you and Charlie for making my Dad’s birthday flight so amazing :)

The flight was incredible and it was so good for Dad having someone who really knew the area, we were all super impressed with Charlie and felt like we were in safe and very knowledgeable hands every minute.

Big thanks to you also for making all the logistics and arrangements so easy, nothing was a problem and I so appreciated that.

If we ever get the chance to charter another flight we will most definitely be back to see you guys.

Thank you for a wonderful experience :)

PS – chocolate brownies were pretty damned good too :)

Maree Hodgkinson

We had an absolutely amazing time! Thank you so much again for setting up on such short notice!

Sarah Cattaneo

As you requested I can confirm that the Heaphy has spit me out rather sore, tired …. at Kohaihai this midday but also happy to have achieved my challenge.
I would like to thank Charlie, Toby , Pete and the rest of the team for helping making this happen for me.
The flight was AMAZING over the Cobb valley and down the Aorere valley to Brown Hut.
Deb was equally taken with the return journey over Takaka hill and the Abel Tasman.
Our pilot, Charlie, pointed out all the points of interest as well as handling the craft in some unpredictable wind. His knowledge of the terrain and his handling of the helicopter significantly added to the experience for us.
Very many thanks.

John Dillon

We thoroughly loved it, flight was amazing and the whole experience was fantastic, we’re recommending it to all our friends. The meal was great also so apart from the cold wind off the sea on the beach everything was perfect. We really appreciate your attention to detail and your service was outstanding, thanks.

Jan and Norm Double

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.

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