In The Air

Luxury Helicopter Tours

Agusta Westland 109s Grand

Speed, Style & Luxury

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 reach speeds of up to 290km/h (155kts) and is 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. This VIP aircraft features an air-conditioned interior with leather seats, a spacious cabin, high strength airframe, and crash-resistant systems for passenger comfort and safety.

Our Helicopter Specifications

Agusta Westland 109s Grand

  • Engines: 2 x Pratt and Whitney
  • PW207D
  • Single pilot IFR
  • 6 passenger seats
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise speed: 155kts (290km/hr)
  • Leather interior
  • Bose active noise reduction headsets
  • 2 pilots available on request
  • Weight restrictions apply

Bird's Eye View

Scenic Flight

This scenic flight showcases 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 breathtaking 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 that you can experience New Zealand from the air and the ocean all in the same day!

Helicopter: Agusta Westland 109s Grand

Bird's eye view of the stunning Bay of Islands

Island Experience

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.

Helicopter: Agusta Westland 109s Grand

Helicopter tour to Waiheke

Magical Waikato

Waitomo & Hobbiton Heli Trip

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

Helicopter: Agusta Westland 109s Grand

Hobbit hole in Hobbiton

Heli Fishing

Not The Fly Fishing You Know

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 of the stunning scenery making up the land and seascape below, but you might also be lucky enough to see dolphins, whales, and stingrays. The trip duration is roughly six hours and a picnic lunch is included for you to enjoy while waiting for the big one to bite.

Helicopter: Squirrel AS355

Helicopter fishing trip

Hole in the Rock Heli Trip

Beauty in the Bay of Islands

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, stand on the steep cliffs which reach over 150m high, and take in the breathtaking and humbling view that very few people are lucky enough to experience.

Helicopter: Bell Long Ranger Turbine

Bell Long Ranger helicopter

Heli Tour of Cape Reinga

Northern Extremity With Dune Surfing And Quad Biking

This option is for our adventure seekers! You will take flight in our 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. This action-packed day will not disappoint!

Helicopter: Bell Long Ranger Turbine

Cape Reinga Lighthouse

Helicoper 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 before your departure. We will have our pilot and helicopter stay overnight, ready for your use!

Itinerary Creator

If you would like to create your own itinerary to make your trip to New Zealand unforgettable, just let us know your hot spots and we put together a unique itinerary. If we can fly there, we’ll take you there! The sky is not the limit; it’s your playground!

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Discounted Helicopter Tour Add-On's

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

Scenic Flight

Fly over Helena Bay Lodge and continue north for a twenty-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

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

West Coast Route

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 of Muriwai, Piha, and Karekare before making your way to Auckland Airport.

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