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Best helicopter ride in NZ

Why try and get a chopper flight from the Glaciers on the West Coast when you can take off at Lake... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Casinoshoppe
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Casino
Amaze-balls!

After a few failed attempts earlier in the year due to bad weather we decided to try our luck... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
HoolieNorwich
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Norwich
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 John W
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.

Reviewed 11 April 2018

The trip was fantastic. Staff in the town office were very helpful and provide transport to the helipad. The helicopter trip itself was fantastic, unbelievable views of Mt. Cook and the Tasman Glacier. The pilot was really informative and ensured it was an amazing trip.

Thank Michael T
Tekapohelistaff, Manager at HeliServicesNZ Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Yes, totally agree with you for the views around Mt. Cook area and the glaciers. Thank you for flying with us Michael.

Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We booked this as part of a 3 week road trip through NZ. I booked in advance and kept my fingers crossed that the weather would be kind. We received an email beforehand saying that they didn’t have enough for our flight but asked if...More

Thank louiseandfamily
Tekapohelistaff, Manager at HeliServicesNZ Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

We are grateful that we could complete one of your bucket list. As you said, we do have a minimum for all our flights, but of course, our staff will try our best to get other passengers to achieve minimum numbers. Please do share your...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

My son and I did the helicopter snow landing on the Liebig dome yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The views were spectacular and the snow landing was awesome! Thank you! Overall, a great experience 🙂

Thank holidaygirlWaikato
Tekapohelistaff, Manager at HeliServicesNZ Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

We are grateful that you both had a wonderful time on the snow. Please do recommend to you friends when they come to Tekapo. 😊

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This is indeed a once in a lifetime experience that anyone traveling to New Zealand should try. The view was breathtaking on the helicopter and on the peak of the ice cliff. Staff were really helpful and friendly too.

1  Thank Polim T
Tekapohelistaff, Manager at HeliServicesNZ Tekapo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you very much for choosing us again. You are right, should do it once in a lifetime, at least😊

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