Helicopters Nelson

Nelson Tours


Established over 30 years ago, Helicopters Nelson has evolved into a well-known and respected aviation company.

Helicopters Nelson is now owned and operated by a large and very passionate aviation family, the Darling family.

Our CEO and Flight Training Manager is Pete Darling, a pilot with over 25 years experience, including 14 years working for two major international operators as multi-engine check and training captain.

Alongside our tourism operations, we also operate commercial helicopter services, fire and emergency services and flight training.

We specialise in creating luxury, tailored and unique helicopter tours in and around the “Top of the South”. We offer helicopter charter services and customised tours to some of the country’s most stunning remote locations – there is no better view of New Zealand than from the skies. Whether you’re looking for a corporate event, an active adventure or a romantic escape – anything is possible with Helicopters Nelson.

Your comfort and safety are paramount to us. Our professional pilots have a wealth of experience and local knowledge.

We primarily fly from our base at Nelson Airport but often fly in and out of lodges, venues or private properties nation wide.

Like many of our guests, you’ll want to tell your friends all about it!

Every flight with Helicopters Nelson is an unforgettable one.

Map & Directions

Dakota Street, Nelson Airport, Nelson, Nelson, 7011, New Zealand