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HeliServices.NZ Haast

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HeliServices.NZ Haast is a locally based company that offers a truly unique personalised adventure. Come and see us for a true introduction to South Westland.

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HeliServices.NZ offer scenic flights by helicopter from Franz Josef, Fox Glacier and Haast. 100% locally owned and operated and licenced to land at all designated landing sites within the Westland (Tai Poutini) National Park. Our options from Franz Josef and Fox Glacier include snow landings within the Westland (Tai Poutini) National Park above the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Let us take you on the “experience of a lifetime” to some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. View Mount Cook, Mount Tasman – New Zealand’s highest peaks.

We also offer transport for Skiers, climbers, trampers, hunters, fisherman and film crew / photographers. Hunter transport from Whataroa, Karangarua and Haast as well as Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.

  • Westland Wonderland – the movie

Franz Josef Cinema

Alpine Adventure Centre

29 Main Road

Franz Josef 7856

Ph: 03 752 0793

E: westlandwonderland@heliservices.nz

James Scott and Videographer Dean Trolle have combined to create the most amazing and stunning videography of South Westland. From the White Herons of the Waitangiroto Nature Reserve to the wildlife of Open Bay Islands off the coast of Haast. Some unbelievable scenery exists beyond Haast to the Cascade with the Red Hills captured in their unique stand out colour so vastly different from their surrounding landscape. Westland Wonderland is the new masterpiece to adorn the huge wide screen of the Alpine Adventure Centre movie theatre at Franz Josef.Heli Flights from $99.

  • Milford Sound.
  • Scenics.
  • Customised flights/industry support.
  • Heli Rafting/Kayaking.
  • Remote Hut camping/tramping.
  • Whitebaiter support/excursions.
  • Heli Fishing.
  • Hunting Safaris.
  • Glacial Flights.
  • Mountain Weddings (celebrant included).

The Hanging Lakes

A popular flight leaving from Base, following the glacier fed azure rivers and over lush rainforests to gradually ascend a steep cascading waterfall.

To emerge into a hidden valley of hanging lakes, landing for a photo opportunity, then climbing again over tussock covered high country, to descend a 3000ft canyon with breath taking views of the Haast River valley.

Mt Hooker and Dechen Glacier (snow landing seasonal) A Southern Alps glacier experience.

Fly over intense glaciation formed valleys, climbing to 8500ft above sea level, taking in the vistas of Mt Cook to the north and Mt Aspiring to the south, with the mighty Tasman Ocean visible along the coast.

On our descent, we take in a landing at a crystal-clear mountain lake, with an abundance of high country wildlife for a photo opportunity not to be missed.


Mt Aspiring

A stunning flight through Mt Aspiring National Park, flying over ancient rainforest and magnificent icefields and plateaus.

This flight shows off the absolute grandeur of the South Islands Southern Divide, providing our clients with the trip of a lifetime.


Milford Sound

Our premium flight over glaciers, alpine lakes and incredible views of Mount Aspiring, descending into Milford Sound, where you can meet your cruise boat or just have a relaxing lunch along the water front.

On departure, we fly out over the Sound taking in the stunning Stirling Waterfall with its rainbow mist colours, a photo opportunity not to be missed.

We continue your journey out to the Tasman Sea and back to Haast along the rugged untouched Fiordland coastline with the chance of spotting Penguins, Seals and pods of Dolphins and Whales.

Milford is frequently more weather accessible from Haast, due to our non-mountainous option flying via the Coastline.


Heli-Fishing trips

Remote guided fishing packages from $799

  • Up to three people.
  • All basic equipment supplied.
  • Choice of ocean or freshwater fishing experience.
  • Fresh water fishers must produce a NZ fishing licence.
  • Trips are around 2 hours with add ons for extra time or locations decided on the day.

Directions

Cnr Marks Road, Haast, West Coast, New Zealand
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