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HeliServicesNZ Tekapo

Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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The stunning Mt Cook region is one of New Zealand's top attractions and our HeliServicesNZ Tekapo base specialises in scenic flights over the region's spectacular alpine scenery. One of the most breathtaking ways to make the most of your visit here...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Main Road, State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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+64 3-680 6229
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Although the sales and administration of the company was very laid-back, the actual trip lived up to all expectations and more. The pilot was professional and all safety regulations followed. The helicopter was clean and seemed to work perfectly. The commentary was informative and chatting...More

3  Thank KiwiMax2013
Deb W, Manager at HeliServicesNZ Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2015

Hi there Guys, Thank you for the great comment and greta to hear that you really enjoyed the flight and it lived up to your expectations and more. It is always a great pleasure flying people around and hearing that they enjoyed the flight. Also...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We arranged a trip with to do the 50 minute helicopter ride over franz josef, fox glacier and mount cook with a landing. It was booked sometime before our trip for 27th February at 10 am - this was the trip of a life time...More

4  Thank 79Bon
Deb W, Manager at HeliServicesNZ Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

Hi there, Sorry to hear about your disappointment for the flight on the 27th of February. We could not fly to one of our helicopters been away on scheduled maintenance and the second helicopter having unscheduled maintenance so it was out of operation for the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So pleased we chose Heliservices! If you are able to take a Heli Tour over to Mount Cook and the glaciers, do it - it is truly stunning and a lifetime experience. Why Heliservices though? Our pilot, Jeff, have an entertaining and insightful commentary throughout...More

Thank CCHoll
Tekapohelistaff, Manager at HeliServicesNZ Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So happy that you two had a snow pops🍧 on the landing site. Yes, JeffπŸ§” is always entertaining, he had a lot of experience of flying and of course the knowledge of this environment. πŸ” Make sure you two share this special experience to your...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

Flying in a Helicopter and landing on Mt. Cook and able to walk around was on my Bucket List. As an adventure, it was beyond anything I have ever experienced. The scenery was awe inspiring surrounded by the snow capped mountains. Standing on Mt. Cook...More

Thank circlette00
Tekapohelistaff, Manager at HeliServicesNZ Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for your review circlette00, I believe you were landing on our Mt Joseph when you were doing a 20mins flight. Yes. it is stunning that you could enjoy the stunning view and Mackenzie area at a higher elevation. Thank you very much for...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

It’s so happy to have second chance to join Helicopter tour service in New zealand. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» The weather is wonderful 🌞🌞. The helicopter service is stable. 🚁🚁🚁 Pilot is informative and let you know where you areπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ». The staff of helicopter company is very supportive...More

Thank yuuric4
Tekapohelistaff, Manager at HeliServicesNZ Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you very much for your review Yuuri. The weather was good🌞 for east coast on your fly day. As most of the bad weather come from the west side of the island. Out pilots😎 are experience in these area as they are local here...More

Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

It was really amazing trip that I ever joined! The views were stunning! Definitely will bring more families & friends to try! Highly recommended to everyone!

Thank Katherine K
Tekapohelistaff, Manager at HeliServicesNZ Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you very much for your review Katherine, Yes. Thank you for flying with us yesterday and that was really last minute to make the flight happen. Do share your experience to your friends and families and hopefully will see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 July 2018

Why try and get a chopper flight from the Glaciers on the West Coast when you can take off at Lake Tekapo, over the amzing teal lake, fly over Munt Cook the highest mountain and land on the west coast Glaciers.. If you are lucky...More

Thank Casinoshoppe
Tekapohelistaff, Manager at HeliServicesNZ Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

You are absolutely right! Although there is only 20mins flight straight to west coast, there is no road directly from Lake Tekapo to west coast, which you need 6.5 hours driving from one point to the other. it is much more time and cost effective...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

After a few failed attempts earlier in the year due to bad weather we decided to try our luck whilst passing through Tekapo. We were not disappointed! Ada and her colleague in the office were fantastic, super friendly, helpful and almost as excited as we...More

Thank HoolieNorwich
Tekapohelistaff, Manager at HeliServicesNZ Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you very much for your review! We are so happy that you could finally fly with us before you heading back to the northern hemisphere. Thank you for coming back again and fly with us as you know weather is always our enemy for...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018

My partner and I booked in advance because they can be quite busy. When we turned up at the office the super helpful Dan took our payment and ran us through a safety briefing. He gave us a great insight about the area in and...More

Thank russellcoi
Tekapohelistaff, Manager at HeliServicesNZ Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Thank you very much Russell. Yes, Dan is very good knowledge of artillery and he knows this area very well. We always get compliment from customer saying Jeff is informative and humor. All of our pilots know this area very well. Glad that you did...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018

Took the 60 minute flight and it was a trip of a lifetime, we had an amazing pilot called Brooke, He was the best and so knowledgable about the area, the commentary was great and pointed out key things and showed us a great time!!...More

Thank JohnW10675
Tekapohelistaff, Manager at HeliServicesNZ Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Hi John, Thank you for your review. It is great that you enjoyed your trip, I will surely pass the message to Brooke and all ground staff, and all of our pilots are very experience and know the area very well. Thank you again for...More

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We were looking at reviews and also checking out the shops in Franz on the first day of our trip. The weather was changing drastically because they were expecting a cyclone which seems like a pretty regular thing so all flights were cancelled that day....More

Thank tiffanyng
Tekapohelistaff, Manager at HeliServicesNZ Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for choosing us as we always think helicopter is better :) than a fixed wing plane because of the mountain environment in New Zealand. Yes, we do not allow any bags on board mainly because of the safety and it is hard to...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

What an amazing experience the guys at Tekapo helicopters gave us. From start to finish it was of the utmost professionalism. The views were absolutely stunning also. I can highly recommend a flight .

Thank LennyBlakemore
Tekapohelistaff, Manager at HeliServicesNZ Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you for your compliment, will surely pass the message onto our colleagues. Thank you for choosing us again. Please do recommend to your friends and relatives when they are coming to Lake Tekapo.

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