About Us

Tekapo Helicopters

Established in 1998, Tekapo Helicopters is the premier scenic flight company operating out of the beautiful Lake Tekapo region. Our parent company Fox Franz Heliservices Limited is locally owned and operated in Fox and Franz Josef and operate from bases in Franz Josef, Fox glacier, Haast, Makarora and Lake Tekapo.

The only 100% locally owned and operated helicopter company licensed to land at all designated landing sites within the Westland National Park, Fox Franz Heliservices Limited provides a selection of highly popular Fox glacier and Franz Josef glacier scenic flights that include a snow landing on a glacier - all year round. Along with a wide range of commercial operations around the West Coast.

We operate a modern fleet of four and six seated turbine helicopters that are serviced and maintained to ensure maximum passenger safety and comfort. All our maintenance procedures comply with New Zealand Civil Aviation safety standards.

Tekapo Helicopters operate from the new base just 5.2Km (3.2 miles) from the Lake Tekapo township, where we have near new facilities and plenty of parking.

We are fully DOC (Department of Conservation) approved to operate throughout the central South Island and West Coast areas of New Zealand.

Our Staff

We have a dedicated team consisting of experienced alpine pilots and ground crew. Our friendly crew will ensure you that your flight is not only pleasurable but safe. Our pilots have a vast range of experience in the mountainous area that we operate to ensure the safest trip possible for you. Our pilots undergo training to keep up their professional skills needed to operate in the region on a regular basis.

Our pilots and ground crew pride themselves on being as safe as possible to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.

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