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Hanmer Springs Helicopters

The beautiful Hanmer basin has everything you would like to see in New Zealand. The majestic Southern Alps, forest parks, breath-taking scenery and New Zealand wildlife – all made available with Hanmer Springs Helicopters.

Hanmer Springs Helicopters is renowned for exciting helicopter tours catering for all types of needs, from a short scenic flight to an extensive and thorough tour. You’ll get to see what others don’t!

Activity Options

Tour 1: Hanmer Springs Forest Park & Mountain Ranges Tour

  • This is a 25-30 minute scenic helicopter tour of the Hanmer Springs region, taking in the magnificent forest park and impressive Clarence Valley.
  • It includes a five minute mountain range landing for a photo opportunity (in snow if available). This landing is subject to weather conditions. You will not be disappointed!

Tour 2: Historic Stations & Alpine Ranges Tour

  • 40 – 50 minute scenic flight with views of historic Molesworth and St James Stations, two of New Zealand’s largest high country stations.
  • Spectacular views of the Upper Clarence and Waiau Valley systems, the Fairie Queen & the South Island’s Southern Alp ranges, Lakes Guyon & Tennyson & pristine native forest & tussock lands.
  • The area is full of interesting wild-life. It grazes cattle and horses. Game species include red deer, chamois, wild pigs, Canadian geese, chukka and ducks.
  • The tour includes a ten minute landing on a mountain ridge on St James Station to admire the view and for a photo opportunity.

Helicopter Transfers

  • Hanmer Springs Helicopters provide a transfer service to these locations:
    • Kaikoura (whale watching)
    • Waipara wineries
    • Christchurch
    • The West Coast

* Transfers are done on a fixed cost basis for a maximum of 6 passengers per transfer.

Custom Tours

  • Make up your own package!
  • Send us your own itinerary, or we can help you work out an exciting itinerary

* All Custom Tours are done on a quoted fixed cost basis for a maximum number of passengers per transfer of either 4 adults, or 2 adults plus 3 children.

Other Information

  • Weather: Flights or routes may vary due to weather and are at the pilot’s discretion
  • Flight duration times: Duration times are approximate and include landings
  • Passenger numbers: Tours are subject to minimum of 2 adults, or 1 adult & 2 children
  • Courtesy transfers: Courtesy transfers are available to and from Hanmer Springs
  • What to bring: Sunglasses, sturdy footwear, camera, binoculars and a sense of adventure!


State Highway 7A Hanmer Springs, New Zealand.

Tour Prices

* All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars

* Select item(s) above and submit with your other New Zealand accommodation, activity and transport needs. A travel consultant will contact you in less than 12 hours with availability and best available price. Upon your approval and payment you will then receive confirmation.


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