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Private Charters and Luxury Lodge-to-Lodge Transfers

From our central New Zealand location, we have a prime position for nationwide lodge-to-lodge transfers or to cater for special interest groups and individuals. Depending on your timetable, we will customize a bespoke itinerary to best suit your vacation needs which will further enhance your stay in our beautiful country.

Why not save time and avoid losing days travelling between locations by enjoying an activity on route making the day memorable and more efficient. We can cater for 4 passengers plus international luggage with our fleet of Eurocopter Squirrels and excess cargo pods.

Lodge-to-Lodge Transfers

Our central location makes your luxury lodge transfers a breathtaking breeze. Just sit back, enjoy the view and let us take the controls.

Airport Transfers

Avoid the airport traffic with Helicopters Nelson airport-to-lodge transfers. Leave the luggage to us,  and begin your vacation in style.

Bespoke Tours

Whether its a ‘special’ birthday, a romantic proposal or just a trip of a lifetime – Helicopters Nelson can customise a bespoke itinerary you’ll never forget.

Sample Private Charter Itineraries

Helicopters Nelson bespoke private charters provide endless possibilities to see the best of our beautiful New Zealand. We understand it may be hard to decide where to go and what to see, so we’ve created a couple of suggested itineraries to whet your appetite.

Wellington to Nelson via the Marlborough Sounds,
incorporating our D’Urville Indulgence Tour

Private helicopter charters @ Reid Helicopters Nelson NZ

If you love fresh food and fine wines this is the exclusive tour for you.

Departures are from the Execujet Terminal at Wellington Airport – this could also be an option ex Wharekauhau Lodge.

Our flight departs over the Cook Straight to the western side of the Marlborough Sounds and onto D’Urville Island for a spot of reef fishing. Once we have a decent catch we hop across to a sheltered bay where we will combine it with fresh local produce for a dining experience like no other. With a glass of fine local wine or a cold craft beer in hand, relax and enjoy the pristine beaches and native bush.

We then fly into Nelson via the Mt Richmond Forest Park with a mountain landing (weather permitting).


Departures from the Execujet Terminal at Wellington Airport or Wharekauhau Lodge.


  • The beautiful D’Urville Island
  • Breathtaking mountain landscapes


  • Passengers over 250 lbs may be subject to weight restriction fee.
  • All flights are subject to change and weather conditions. 
  • Additional helicopters are available for larger groups.



Here are some of our other popular tours in the Marlborough area – perhaps something to consider for your return flight to Wellington?

Marlborough Vineyard Tours & Scenic Flight

Marlborough vineyard tours & scenic flight

Marlborough Sounds Experience

Nelson to Queenstown via the Glaciers and Mt Cook

Private helicopter charters

This flight covers the whole of the South Island and is a once in a lifetime experience!

Departing Nelson in the mid-morning we fly south over the Nelson Lakes National Park, which is the start of the “main divide” or the range running the length of the South Island dividing the east and west coasts.

We fly the main divide on the western side (weather permitting) as far south as Franz Josef or Fox Glaicer for our first stop, which includes a lunch break and to check out one of these small but buzzy west coast townships.

After lunch we head inland up into the West Coast Glaciers overflying the amazing ice falls and crevasses, to the top of the glacier and then around Mt Cook which opens up some amazing views into the dry MacKenzie Basin and Central Lakes and back down to the West Coast. Tracking further south along the main divide takes us parallel to the vast Landsborough Valley until we reach the Southern Lakes. Our flight terminates at Queenstown or Wanaka Airports or your Lodge Helipad.


Helicopters Nelson’s Base


  • Nelson Lakes National Park
  • New Zealand’s stunning Southern Alps
  • West Coast Glaciers
  • Beautiful Southern Lakes


  • Passengers over 250 lbs may be subject to weight restriction fee.
  • All flights are subject to change and weather conditions. 
  • Additional helicopters are available for larger groups.


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