4 Bases and 18 flights to choose from
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Mount Cook
Franz Josef Glacier
Fox Glacier
Milford Sound (Depart Queenstown)

About Us

The Helicopter Line is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading helicopter operating company. Formed in 1986 when three separate helicopter companies combined, The Helicopter Line has grown to become the largest Kiwi owned helicopter Company in New Zealand and the largest provider of scenic flights in the country.

The Helicopter Line fleet consists predominantly of AS350 Squirrels. They are perfectly suited to scenic flights, the open plan cabin allowing for excellent views from all seats. We have an excellent record of safety and have the highest level of Civil Aviation Authority certification for scenic helicopter operations. This involves regular monitoring and auditing of all aspects of our operations.

Our professional team is dedicated to ensuring you experience the best. We have professionally trained pilots who have specific experience flying in Aotearoa New Zealand’s alpine environments. We are qualified to assure your safety both in the air and on the ground.

Many of the scenic flight options are within New Zealand’s national parks and The Helicopter Line has a large number of concessions from the Department of Conservation, allowing flights to parts of the country which may not otherwise be accessible. This access to some of the most iconic landscapes within New Zealand is a privilege The Helicopter Line is proud to share with you.

As well as scenic flights, The Helicopter Line offers private charter rates and undertakes commercial work.

  • Largest New Zealand owned helicopter company and  provider of scenic flights.
  • 27 years of experience operating in NZ’s unique alpine environment.
  • Professionally trained staff and excellent safety record.
  • Fleet of AS350 squirrels, offering great viewing from every seat.
  • Access to unique landing areas within the National Parks.