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.
Sample Private Charter Options
Reid Helicopters 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 wet your appetite.
Wellington to Nelson via the Marlborough Sounds, incorporating our D’Urville Indulgence Tour
If you love fresh food and fine wines this is the exclusive tour for you.
Our flight departs over the Cook Straight to the Western side of the Marlborough Sounds and onto D’urville Island. D’Urville Island is truly one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets. Discovered by French explorer Jules Dumont D’Urville, the island is located off the northern coast of the South Island with an area of approximately 150 square km making it the eighth-largest island of New Zealand.
We arrive on the island for a spot of helicopter reef fishing. Once we have a decent catch we hop across to a sheltered bay to prepare your freshly caught fish alongside fresh local produce for a private 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, you can even take a swim! Our flight home tracks 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
Here are some of our other popular tours in the Marlborough area – perhaps something to consider for your return flight to Wellington?
Nelson to Queenstown via the Glaciers and Mt Cook
This flight essentially covers the whole of the South Island and is a once in a lifetime experience!
Departing Nelson in the mid-morning we fly south initially 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 as well as 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.