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What should I bring?
Warm clothing, waterproof jacket and comfortable/sturdy shoes. A camera is also a must have to be able to snap some stunning photos during your flight. Let the pilot know if you want a group photo by the helicopter - they are more than happy to get involved.
When should I arrive at Te Anau Helicopters?
Please arrive at our base at 42 Aviation Drive (Te Anau Manapouri Airport) at least 15 minutes before your flight departure time.
How can I get to Te Anau Helicopters and is there parking onsite?
Our base is located at 42 Aviation Drive which is at the Te Anau Manapouri Airport. We have parking facilities onsite or we can organise complimentary transport between Manapouri or Te Anau and our base before or after your flight.
When will my complimentary pick up take place?
Pick ups are organised for 45-30 minutes before your flight departure time. Please check with us for a confirmed pick up time.
What tour is most popular?
Being in Fiordland with such stunning scenery all of our flights are enjoyed. The most popular scenic flight would be the Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound scenic flight. The views are unforgettable!
What is the minimum age for flights?
We can carry passengers of all ages. We have special earmuffs/headsets available to suit babies and smaller children. They will love the flight just as much as you.
Do you require a minimum number of passengers for a flight to go ahead?
All scenic flights require a minimum of two passengers to go ahead. If your flying solo let us know as we can do our best to organise a flight for you with another passenger/group or maybe you want the helicopter and specialised pilot all to yourself to explore Fiordland.
Does the flight include commentary?
English commentary is provided on all flights from our knowledgeable and experienced pilots. Spanish commentary can be organised with prior notice if required.
How do you get a weather check?
All flights operate subject to weather. Passengers need to call the day prior to departure for a weather check, to confirm booking details and receive confirmation of departure time.
How many passengers can you fly?
We can regularly cater for up to ten passengers in one group. We are able to easily organise flights for more than this if we have warning. Minimum numbers do apply but we are able to cater to less if needed.
Can we land in remote locations?
Te Anau Helicopters are proud to hold landing concessions in Conservation Areas in Fiordland, Milford Sound and Stewart Island. This means we have multiple landing locations throughout to be enjoyed during your flight. We also have private access to numerous lodges, farmlands and helipads.