Our helicopter base is conveniently located on the lakefront near to the town centre, just a quick stroll away from many hotels, restaurants, and cafés.
If you are not staying in Te Anau, you can also reach our base easily by car, with parking facilities available.
Te Anau has a direct Tracknet bus connection with Queenstown. The bus ride is about 2h30 with the bus stop 400m down the road from the Southern Lakes Helicopters, making this a relaxed and convenient option.
Our car parks are level grounded, and tar sealed, making it wheelchair friendly.
All areas of our office and facilities can be accessed by wheelchair users.
We also do our best to accommodate everyone’s wishes and needs during our helicopter rides. Most of the time clients who need a wheelchair will remain in the helicopter during our landings, however we assess on an individual bases what is the most practical approach.
Groups: If you are booking a helicopter tour for a group of wheelchair users, please let us know beforehand. Unfortunately, not all wheelchair types fit in our helicopters and clients might have to stay on the ground if the requirements and details were not discussed previously. We do not have a max number of wheelchair users per group and just need a chat with the team.
We have a wide variety of scenic flight options and experiences available but can also create bespoke adventures based on your specific wishes. For a better overview, check out our fan favourites or contact us to discuss your custom-tailored tour.
We have a waiting area available at our office for you to use before your flight as well as toilet facilities.
Our knowledgeable pilots will allocate seating depending on passenger weight and balance. We do however always try to rotate passenger seating after each landing.
The pilots make a weather call each morning. Passengers are welcome to call the office for an update. If we have concerns regarding weather, we usually try and give booked passengers a call the day before to talk through options.
This varies and is entirely up to you. With different packages to choose from, you can select the package that works best for you.
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