Discover the South Westland World Heritage Area with Greenstone Helicopters. Fly with our passionate, friendly and knowledgeable pilots in this wild and undisturbed landscape that features a dramatic, rugged coastline, deep fiords, high mountains, spectacular glaciers and curved, sweeping beaches. Catering for fishing, hunting and tramping we can charter you to remote parts of South Westland which offers some of the best fishing in the world and is also a hunters paradise.
We have a number of scenic flights to suit everyones taste and budget.
Experience ‘Lake Douglas & the Hidden Valley’ featuring an alpine landing and viewing native rain forest, untouched lakes, rivers and glaciers. $225 pp. (30 mins)
Operating from both Neils Beach and Haast the ‘Cascade Plateau Greenstone Flight’ will show you greenstone boulders that have been left behind by ancient glaciers, spectacular sea cliffs, waterfalls and resident wildlife. $375 pp (45 minutes from Neils Beach and $575 pp (1.2 hours from Haast).
The ‘Mount Aspiring & Glaciers’ flight is an amazing alpine flight. Land amongst the impressive mountain grandeur near Mount Aspiring, see pristine West Coast rain forest, cascading cliffs of blue ice, short hanging glaciers, long winding glaciers, waterfalls, sheer rock faces and add on an additional Glacier landing on the return to Haast. $495 pp (1.2 hours) $695 pp (1.5 hours with Glacier landing). The ‘Glaciers, Greenstone & Grub’ flight does all of the above (not the glacier landing) but flies onward to the Red Hills mountain range. Experience a landing on the Cascade Plateau before heading off to view spectacular coastal cliffs viewing resident wildlife before landing at Jacksons Bay for an iconic New Zealand meal of Fish and Chips. $895 pp (2.5 hours).
Join the ‘Greenstone & Gorge River Flight’ viewing greenstone boulders, Gorge River where New Zealands remotest family reside and return via the rugged and wild West Coast seeing seal colonies and waterfalls enroute. $595 pp (1.2 hours from Neils Beach) $795 pp (1.5 hours from Haast).
For an iconic flight join us on our scenic flight to ‘Milford Sound’ following the rugged West Coast before entering the mighty Milford Sound from the Tasman Sea and returning inland through remote areas of the Southern Alps. $1195 pp (2.5 hours).
The Southern Lakes area and the South Westland rivers offer some of the best fishing in the world so make sure to experience ‘Heli-Fishing’ with us. From our bases in Haast and Neil’s Beach we will provide a personalised fly-fishing charter to several remote rivers and streams. We have a trip to suit all levels and expertise from the novice to the expert including half, full or multi day fishing excursions.
Choose Greenstone Helicopters for your Hunting Expedition in this remote, wilderness area, with bases in both Haast and Neil’s Beach it means a reduced flying time to your hunting location. Guests travel from all over the world to hunt the red deer, chamois and char that frequent our ‘back yard’ and we provide safe and efficient access with experienced and knowledgeable pilots.
We also undertake all aspects of commercial helicopter activities offering experience, versatility and a quality service so please contact us today for more detailed information.
Experience the Magic of Flight
South Westland’s wild and undisturbed landscape