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Reid Helicopters Nelson

256, Eighty Eight Valley Road RD 1 Wakefield, Nelson 7052, New Zealand
+64 3-541 9530
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LOTR trip

This was an amazing experience. Charlie and Chris were very friendly and made booking the trip so... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Richard U
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San Antonio, Texas
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Fantastic service

These guys fro Reid Helicopters are awesome - they have flown into Cape Farewell Horse Treks where... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
wackersGoldenBay
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golden bay
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Reid Helicopters Nelson is a locally owned and operated helicopter company specializing in personalized 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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256, Eighty Eight Valley Road RD 1 Wakefield, Nelson 7052, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing experience. Charlie and Chris were very friendly and made booking the trip so easy. Chris was an awesome pilot. He was very knowledgeable and gave us a smooth ride to Mt Owen and Mt Olympus. We loved seeing the movie sites-...More

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Rachael R, Owner at Reid Helicopters Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello. Thank you so much for your review and to choosing to fly with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip. From all the team at Reid Helicopters Nelson :)

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

These guys fro Reid Helicopters are awesome - they have flown into Cape Farewell Horse Treks where I work on numerous occasions and they certainly know what they are doing - they are always respectful of our horses and which paddock to land in, they...More

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Rachael R, Owner at Reid Helicopters Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your response! We love bringing people to Cape Farewell Horse Treks and always have great feedback about the treks.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We did the combo tour in January 2018 and cannot speak highly enough of this experience. Toby was super friendly in greeting us and showing us around and introducing us to our pilot. Unfortunately I can't remember our pilot's name (it was over a month...More

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Rachael R, Owner at Reid Helicopters Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you so such for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your tour with us. We will also pass on your thanks to the pilot. From all the team at Reid Helicopters Nelson

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Charlie took us on the Kahurangi tour as a Christmas present from our daughter. We had no idea we were going to fly to Hoary Head and land on top of the mountain. A great experience and the weather was really kind as there was...More

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Rachael R, Owner at Reid Helicopters Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your review. They sure are stunning views from up there!

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We booked this trip through Helibike Nelson (also reviewed) to enable us to ride the Old Ghost Road from Ghost Lake Hut to the Rough and Tumble Lodge in one day. The service from Reid Helicopters was professional and very enjoyable from start to finish....More

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Rachael R, Owner at Reid Helicopters Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thanks guys! We are glad the trip all worked out for you. Happy new year!

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

What an amazing way to start my first trip to Nelson and New Zealand with my husband! We had Charlie take us on the Kahurangi highlights trip. It was a pleasant flight with great views of the rocky terrain including Mt Owen where LOTR was...More

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Rachael R, Owner at Reid Helicopters Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thank you so much for flying with us and we hope you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand. From all of the team at Reid Helicopters Nelson

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Recently we had the pleasure of joining Toby and Rachael Reid on one of their fantastic helicopter flights over the Nelson and Tasman regions on the South Island of New Zealand. From the moment we looked over their fantastic facilities, listened to their professional pre...More

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Rachael R, Owner at Reid Helicopters Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thanks guys! 👍

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

What an experience!! First time in a helicopter which was amazing, and to be taken to the some of the exact locations where parts of the LOTRs was filmed was fantastic! The scenery was breathtaking and to see the New Zealand mountain's unique to an...More

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Rachael R, Owner at Reid Helicopters Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thanks for flying with us! 👍

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

My first flight in a helicopter. A lot of good local info from the young pilot about the area and LOTR filming. Most impressed with seeing the two sites from both the air and touching down. It was worth every penny paid as an add...More

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Rachael R, General Manager at Reid Helicopters Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for your review. It was as pleasure to show off our region from the air and what a fun day we had in the snow! From the team at Reid Helicopters Nelson

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

John Brown Absolutely fantastic flight down to Buller Canyon for a Jet boat ride with three friends. Special thanks to Rachel our Pilot, excellent in flight commentary, with a relaxed but very professional attitude from start to finish which made the trip the highlight of...More

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Rachael R, Owner at Reid Helicopters Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi Guys, Thanks for your review and it was a pleasure showing off the Nelson region while you were here on your stay during the Lions Tour. From the team at Reid Helicopters Nelson

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Pat G
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Response from Rachael R | Property representative |
Hi Pat, Thanks for getting in touch. Both of the sites are truly spectacular, but if we had to pick one we would suggest Mt Olympus, 'South of Rivendell.' A great scene in the movie! Please contact us via our website to... More
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