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Careers that take flight

Welcome to Southern Lakes Helicopters where our commitment revolves around quality, passion, and expertise. We are a tight-knit family-owned and operated business based in Te Anau and Mt Cook and we’ve been soaring the skies for over 40 years. Specialising in scenic flights, commercial operations, search and rescue, and assisting with scientific research, our footprint spans across New Zealand and beyond. What sets us apart is our exceptional team and as we invite you to join us, it’s not just a career—it’s an opportunity to be a part of a community where passion meets profession and every day brings a new possibility to reach greater heights.

Current positions available:

Helicopter Pilot

Te Anau, Southland

Full time

$120,000 – $140,000 per year

Helicopter Pilot Job in Te Anau, Southland – SEEK



Flight Operations Team Member

Te Anau, Southland

Full time

$50,000 – $60,000 per year

Flight Operations Team Member Job in Te Anau, Southland – SEEK


As you explore exciting career opportunities at Southern Lakes Helicopters, we invite you to check out our About Us page. This introduces our story and the Southern Lakes family, each member contributing their unique skills and experiences to our shared success.

Even if you don’t find a specific position listed today, you can submit your CV to jobs@slheli.co.nz. This lets us keep your details on file, positioning you for future opportunities in our dynamic and growing organization.

  • Trip of a lifetime!! Pristine wilderness, fab pilot and staff: an experience I will NEVER forget!!! A MUST DO for anyone visiting Fiordland. No matter what your budget, figure out a way to make it happen. A 360 degree sensory experience that will keep you buzzing for days. Do it.

    Susan – September 2020 – Koi Samui