Heli Tours - Overview
Heli Tours is locally owned and operated by Paul and Katherine Mitchell, New Zealanders who grew up in the Central Otago and Canterbury regions. With a passion to showcase their extensive knowledge of the local geography and history the Mitchells have a special relationship with this land and history.
Specialising in helicopter flights around Queenstown, Milford Sound, Fiordland and Canterbury Heli Tours provide you with fresh new experiences with a personal touch, showcasing the High Country environment of the South Island- alpine lakes, glaciers, untouched beaches and magnificent waterfalls. Heli Tours have extensive Combo package options or can tailor-make a unique tour just for you. Combining scenic helicopter flights with iconic local activities such as heli–wine tours Heli Tours provides a unique New Zealand experience.
Heli Tours - the helicopter company with the ‘X FACTOR’.
We operate from the Queenstown Airport and are located at 1 Sir Henry Wigley Drive. Make a left at the roundabout to enter the airport. You may then access our base via the Rental Car carpark – the first left hand turn just after turning left at the roundabout.
There is no cost to enter the carpark, and the barrier arm will lift automatically when you reach it. Drive through the barrier arm, park on our allocated spaces 267, 266, 265 and 264, and you’ll find our office at the western end of the carpark down a marked path. Alternatively, let us find you. Heli Tours offers courtesy transport between Queenstown accommodations and our base. (Pick-ups and drop-offs are subject to availability and are on a first in first served basis. Transport is limited to Queenstown CBD and Hilton Hotel. Pick-ups can be arranged via Heli from some resort helipads for a small extra charge and are also subject to availability)
Heli Tours is proud to be a Department of Conservation approved business. The Department of Conservation are the guardians of over 7 million acres of pristine natural environments throughout New Zealand . As an approved business Heli Tours has multiple permits that allow us to “park up” amongst these pristine environments and show you the best that NZ has to offer. Further to this a contribution from all fares paid goes back to the Department so they can continue to support conservation. Heli Tours pilot’s have worked with DOC for over 10 years on projects in the High Country surrounding Queenstown and looks forward to the future ahead working with the Department.
All flights are weather dependent and at the pilot’s discretion. Minimum numbers may apply. A credit card is required to secure bookings. Cancellation fees may apply if bookings are cancelled less than 24 hours before departure. Heli Tours reserves the right to revise prices in accordance due to increases in operating or seasonal charges and restrict or suspend operations at short notice.