Max out your senses
The stunning Mt Cook region is one of New Zealand's top attractions and our 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 is by taking a flight in one of our four-seater and six-seater turbine helicopters.
Our pilots provide you with an informative commentary about the area while you take in the spectacular views. You can also enjoy a landing which allows you to experience the beauty of the area up close. Choose your Scenic Flight departing Lake Tekapo below. Walk-ins welcome.
The Lake Takapo flight office
Our helipad is 5.2 km from Lake Tekapo on the left-hand side heading towards Twizel on State Highway 8. We provide a shuttle service from the booking office to the heliport.
Our base in the Lake Tekapo township is very close to Aoraki/Mt Cook – one of New Zealand’s most impressive attractions and New Zealand’s highest mountain. We offer flight packages from 20 minutes to one hour, or private exclusive charters across the magnificent Mackenzie Country, featuring the picturesque turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki and Lake Tekapo extending out below New Zealand’s highest peaks.
Fly with us and you can see all the highlights of our region without all the extra driving to get to the Mt Cook Village.
Lake Tekapo flight office: +64 (0)3 680 6229
Summer (November-March) 8.00AM to 6.30PM
Winter (April-October) 8.30AM to 6.00PM.
Please note: All standard flights include a snow landing but please note that such landings are subject to weather conditions and are at the pilot’s discretion
Check-in time is 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time. This allows time for payment processing and aircraft allocation.
Flight duration is only approximate. Pricing is in New Zealand dollars and includes GST. Minimum numbers apply.
Fantastic Fantastic helicopter ride, for both the thrill of a helicopter ride and to be on top of the Franz Josef... read more22/04/18
Amazing experience My wife and I booked the 30 minute flight, which included landing on the snow above the glacier. The helicopter... read more20/09/18
The best helicopter tour company It’s so happy to have second chance to join Helicopter tour service in New zealand. The weather is wonderful .... read more03/10/18
Fantastic Fox, Franz and Mount Cook! We only decided the night before that we were even going to book a helicopter flight over the glaciers. If... read more13/04/18
Amazing & Stunning It was really amazing trip that I ever joined! The views were stunning! Definitely will bring more families & friends... read more27/09/18
Family trip Took the mount cook 40 minute heli trip with my family and we had an incredible time. A few of... read more18/10/18
Amazing experience....and a view that needs to be seen to be believed! We spent one night in Franz Josef last week and thought that it would be more practical and less expensive... read more11/06/18
Amazing!! Could not recommend this any higher, we took a quick flight along the coast to see a seal colony and... read more25/02/18
😮 awesome A fantastic trip to Mount Cook and the two associated Glaciers. Jamie the pilot was outstanding and made sure our... read more11/03/18