About Us

Haast Heli

Haast Heli is the premier scenic flight company operating out of the beautiful untouched Haast World Heritage Area. Our parent company is Fox & Franz Heliservices. We operate a modern fleet of helicopters from bases in Haast, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Makarora, Whataroa and Lake Tekapo.  

The only 100% locally owned and operated helicopter company licensed to land at all designated landing sites within the Westland National Park, we provide a selection of very popular glacier scenic flights, Milford Sound flights, and remote location drop-offs. We also have a wide range of commercial operations around the West Coast.

We operate a modern fleet of three to six-passenger helicopters that are serviced and maintained to standards that are above what is required by New Zealand Civil Aviation standards to ensure maximum passenger safety and comfort. All our aircraft are equipped with the latest technology providing up-to-date weather information, maps, passenger manifests and a live satellite tracking system.

Haast Heli operates from our base on the corner of Marks Rd and State Highway 6 in the Haast Township with plenty of off-street parking and a newly-opened gift shop.

We are fully DOC (Department Of Conservation) approved to operate throughout the central South Island and West Coast areas of New Zealand.

Our Staff

We have a dedicated team consisting of professional pilots and support crew. Our friendly crew will ensure you that your flight is safe and enjoyable. Our pilots have a vast amount of experience in the mountainous area in which we operate to ensure the safest trip possible for you.

Our pilots undergo training to maintain their professional skills and keep their knowledge current. Training includes:

  • Carriage of dangerous goods
  • Noise abatement 
  • Helicopter under-slung sling loads
  • First aid


Our pilots and ground crew pride themselves on being as safe as possible to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime. 

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