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 and operates from bases in Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Haast, Makarora and Lake Tekapo.

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

We operate a modern fleet of four and six-seater 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 operates from our new base just 5.2Km (3.2 miles) from the Lake Tekapo township.

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 that your flight is safe and enjoyable. Our pilots have a vast range of experience in the mountainous area in which we operate and undergo training on a regular basis to maintain the professional skills needed to operate in our region.

Our pilots and ground crew pride themselves on their approach to health and safety to ensure that you have the trip of a lifetime.

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