Helena Bay Helicopter

Agusta Westland 109S Grand

Helena Bay Lodge owns the only AgustaWestland 109s Grand in New Zealand. It is a premium, new-generation, light twin-engine helicopter enhanced with the latest global navigation satellite system for all weather operations. Under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) our helicopter can be flown by navigational reference to instruments and radio or satellite aids.

Pilots must be specially trained, endorsed and regularly checked for application of these skills. This allows our clients to relax in the knowledge their flight can continue in poor weather or at night and that it will be a pleasant experience. This VIP aircraft features an air conditioned interior with leather seats, spacious cabin, high strength airframe and crash-resistant systems for passenger comfort and safety.

Luxury Helicopter Tours

Scenic Flight

This scenic flight will showcase New Zealand’s nearby stunning scenery from the air. Your very own experienced and knowledgeable pilot will be your tour guide and take you over breath-taking views that are not to be missed. We are happy to tailor-make your day for you: why not fly right up to the tip of the North Island, Cape Reinga, or be dropped off in Paihia and met by a boat, so you can experience New Zealand from the air and the ocean all in the same day!

Waiheke Island Wine Tasting & Lunch Heli Trip

Sit back and relax as you enjoy the scenic helicopter flight over the Hauraki Gulf to the stunning Waiheke Island. Let your taste buds come alive as you sample some of the best wines on offer and then sit down to enjoy a delicious lunch at a fabulous island vineyard.

Waitomo & Hobbiton Heli Trip

Travel by helicopter and tick off two amazing attractions New Zealand has to offer in one day! Experience magical Waitomo and see the thousands of other-worldly glow worms with your own eyes. Next stop is Hobbiton where you will have a two-hour private tour of the famous movie set. Optional add on a stop off at beautiful Waiheke Island to savour a glass of vino at one of the top wineries the island has to offer.

Helicopter Experiences

Heli Fishing

Allow us to organise a rock fishing adventure to remember! Experience a completely private fishing retreat in the rich and diverse marine habitat that New Zealand has to offer. Not only will you have a bird’s eye view the stunning scenery making up the landscape below, you might even be lucky enough to see dolphins, whales and sting-rays. The trip duration is roughly 5-6 hours and a picnic lunch is included for you to enjoy while waiting for the big one to bite.

Hole in the Rock Heli Trip

We offer a unique opportunity with a local provider to take a helicopter flight around the Bay of Islands before landing on the North Island’s iconic ‘Hole in the Rock’ – Motu Kōkako. Step out of the helicopter and stand on the steep cliffs which reach over 150m high and take in the breathtaking and humbling view that very few people will be lucky enough to experience.

Heli Tour of Cape Reinga with Dune Surfing & Quad Biking

This day is for adventure seekers! You will helicopter to Cape Reinga for a tour of the far north, enjoying an aerial view of the famous lighthouse, 90 mile beach and the stunning coastline. Dune surf your way down the Te Paki sand dunes and get your adrenaline pumping. A short helicopter ride later and you will find yourself in Henderson Bay exploring the remote beaches and scenery on quad bikes. The action packed day will not disappoint!

Helicopter Transfer Add-ons

Make the most of your helicopter transfer to Helena Bay Lodge by booking one of our discounted add-ons:

Scenic Flight Add-on

Fly over Helena Bay Lodge and continue North for a 20 minute scenic flight over the bay of islands. This will give you the chance to see some of the 140 subtropical islands from the air. You will also get to fly over Russell, the first permanent European settlement and seaport in New Zealand. You will also view the Hole in the Rock, the Bay of Islands iconic landmark.

Waiheke Stop Add-on

Arrive in style and detour to Waiheke Island, based in the Hauraki Gulf, and stop at one of the beautiful wineries for wine tasting before continuing on to the lodge.

West Coast Route Add-on

Arrived by helicopter? Why not pick a different route for your departure? Head south and fly over Gibbs Farm and along the west coast beaches Muriwai, Piha and Karekare before making your way to Auckland Airport or next destination.

Helicopter Deals

If you are arriving or departing by helicopter you can receive a discount of up to 20% for any of our Luxury Helicopter Tours. This applies on the day following your arrival and the day prior to your departure. We will have our pilot and helicopter stay overnight on the property ready for your use!

Itinerary Creator

If you would like to create your own itinerary to make your trip to New Zealand unforgettable then just let us know your hot spots and we can create your unique itinerary! The sky is not the limit, it’s your playground!

Please enquire for a quote.