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Charter Flights

Our highly experienced team of pilots have specialist skills and in-depth knowledge of Fiordland and Aoraki/Mt Cook, allowing us to offer a variety of private charter flights. With excellent knowledge of Fiordland, Southland and the Southern coast, our friendly team is able to provide you with plenty of advice, supply and operate technical equipment for your commercial project, suggest locations for your activity or event and work with local tourism operators to provide a truly unique scenic flight experience. Whether you are planning a voyage to a special location, a wedding, a hunting or fishing adventure, or have a commercial project to complete, get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to make your vision a reality!


River fishing wherever the fancy (helicopter) takes you, Fiordland and Southland are famous for offering some of the best brown and rainbow trout fishing experiences in the world! Amongst the grand mountains and emerald rainforests of Fiordland, pristine rivers offer keen fishermen the opportunity to experience true wilderness fishing. Downstream, these rivers abound with hearty fish stock, providing exceptional opportunities for fishing amongst the spectacular scenery of Fiordland and rural Southland. Let us transport you to some of the best and most remote fishing locations, both in and outside Fiordland National Park. Our experienced and knowledgeable pilots will work with you to ensure you are able to get the most out of your fishing adventure.


Fiordland and Aoraki/Mt Cook are famous for their excellent hunting opportunities, and Southern Lakes Helicopters are able to help you plan your dream hunting trip. Our experienced staff can offer advice on all aspects of the trip, and we are able to offer competitive prices using locally-based, highly experienced pilots.

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Mt Cook Climbing & Mountaineering transfers

The Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park is an experienced climbers dream and Southern Lakes Helicopters has over 12 years experience of flying in this region. As a result we can provide expert mountaineering helicopter transfers for climbers up to the huts and landing sites throughout the area.
All charter flights are quoted individually. Please get in touch for pricing and dates for your adventure.


Let us help you find the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony, or your dream location for spectacular photographs afterwards. Our Pilots have an amazing knowledge of the Fiordland and Aoraki/Mt Cook area and can suggest some incredible locations you may not have even heard of! Working with you to fulfill your personal wishes and budget, we can provide a service to get you to otherwise in-accessible locations in the comfort and style of our modern fleet. There are some beautiful small lakes, remote mountain tarns and secluded valleys located not too far from our Te Anau or Aoraki/Mt Cook base. Alternatively, if you are planning a wedding at a venue in town, why not begin or complete your ceremony in style, arriving or departing by air?

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Custom charters

Whatever your reason for visiting the remote parts of Fiordland and Southern New Zealand, we will get you to your destination quickly and safely, along with any gear you’d rather not carry! We could take you to some great fresh powder for a great ski. Maybe you’d just like to get an extra days worth of country under your belt on a multi-day hike. Hey, you might even find that the cars too small for all the gear you wanted to take!

There are many reasons why chartering a helicopter makes sense – your imagination starts with a Southern Lakes Helicopters charter flight. Talk to us, we’d love to hear from you.