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.
Great scenery, great helicopter ride We arrived at Franz Josef wanting to do the helicopter ride over Fox and Franz Josef glaciers and landing on... read more20/05/13
Amazing experience not to be missed! Me and my wife drove all the way to franz Josef purely for this helicopter ride and snow landing, and... read more29/04/18
An absolute must do!!!!! My partner and I booked in advance because they can be quite busy. When we turned up at the office... read more23/05/18
Best Heli Ride ever with Haast Heli ! It was sheer serendipity as we stumbled on Haast Heli on our way from Fox Glacier to Wanaka. The Helicopter... read more26/12/17
Amazing scenery and experience The trip was fantastic. Staff in the town office were very helpful and provide transport to the helipad. The helicopter... read more11/04/18
Great trip down the coast After staying overnight in Haast we wandered down to the office and asked for tour options . We choose to... read more22/01/18
One of the nicest experiences! My family have never sat on a helicopter so imagine the joy when we saw the possibility. There were quite... read more21/06/13
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
Ride of a lifetime We are currently touring NZ and visited the beautiful Lake Tekapo. Whilst there it was our 44th wedding anniversary so... read more02/04/15