What our clients say

 May 2015

This was one of the most spectacular helicopter tours we’ve ever experienced. 4 landings ranging from 3k feet to 6.5k feet. And one of the landings was on an actual glacier. Being from Florida, that’s impressive!!
Our pilot Dave was awesome. He shared so much history of the areas we flew over from Queenstown to Milford Sound.
The views were awe inspiring and breathtaking. And each take off was exhilarating.


April 2015

Wow! What an incredible day you’ve arranged for us! Max our eldest said he had to pinch himself to make sure it wasn’t a dream!”

Salata Family

March 2015

First off Shaun our pilot was amazing! Interesting, funny and engaging! Our girls 10 and 12 cannot stop talking about how this was the best part of their NZ experience. We took the 1.3 hour tour and landed below a glacier and at an alpine lake. It felt like we could reach out and touch the glacier. I cannot say enough this is an experience that you want to take and this company is the absolute BEST!

Kaari and Family

February 2015

Words really could not do today justice. It was our One year wedding anniversary and there was no better way we could experience it. Clearly a class above the other operators providing a boutique and exceptional service. Mark (our pilot) made it a special day providing personal touches throughout and talking us through the day with his extensive local knowledge.

Paul and Amanda

January 2015

My experience with Heliworks was top notch. From beginning to end the staff was friendly and didn’t get annoyed about how excited I was for my trip!!

Wow! Our experience with Heliworks couldn’t have been any better. We took the trip over Fiordland and to places only accessible with the helicopters. My mind was absolutely blown away. This is the most amazing and magical way to see the area and heliworks did it top notch.

Joelle and Ashley

December 2014

We splurged and took a Fly Cruise Fly option to Milford Sound.
The Pilot(Dave) was a mine of information and very reassuring for two first timers in a helicopter!
The flight to Milford was about 50 minutes and then the cruise was about two hours out to the Tasman sea, viewing the seal colony and many waterfalls.
The flight back was the total highlight of the day.
We actually landed on a glacier first on the way home for some amazing photos,
Then to top that, if possible, we stopped at a place called Earnslaw Burn, a place dreams are made of and the memory will stay with us forever! I won’t give too much away, to encourage you to do the same trip.
Worth every penny, check it out and start saving, you will really regret it if you do not take these memories home!

Hutt Family

December 2014

My wife and I recently returned from a 16 day New Zealand vacation and without question the best part of our trip was the helicopter tour we took with Heliworks.

November 2014

My wife and I recently returned from a 16 day New Zealand vacation and without question the best part of our trip was the helicopter tour we took with Heliworks. We took a chance and called the night before because our scheduled trip to Milford sound was canceled. The people in the office could not have more attentive or professional. They said they would do whatever they could to help us with such short notice. As luck would have it, one of their best pilots who does not usually operate out of the Queensland office was available. Mark took us for the ride of a life time. We stopped 3 times each in a very different environment. He explained every inch of ground flew over and even threw in some personal experiences that he had in the area. He pointed out 10+ pound trout in crystal clear rivers, deer feeding in a field off the Tasman sea, glacial lakes that reflected the beauty around them. Mark was an incredible pilot and as it turns out also an expert photographer. Using my camera, he took fantastic photos of my wife and I at each landing spot. If you are looking for way to see Fiord land and Milford sound, we would highly recommend Heliworks!! They are real pros!!

October 2014

It was the first time my boyfriend and I had ever taken a helicopter ride and we loved every second of it to say the least.
The customer service, attitude, professionalism, knowledge and experience of our Pilot and the staff really made it an enjoyable experience.
It was a spectacular way to view all of Queenstown as well as all the mountain range and the remarkables.

Natasha, Will and Daniel

September 2014

Shaun, Geet, Gillian are absolutely outstanding! I cant recommend them enough, everything was perfect and well thought out. Extremely helpful and really flexible to our needs! Lovely people and Shaun is the best helicopter pilot i’ve ever been with! Thanks to everyone at Heliworks for making it an amazing day we’ll never forget.

Mark and Chantel

July 2014

We took the quick trip of Essential Queenstown with Heliworks. It was excellent. Very much an eye-opener for the countryside and Queenstown, and the best view you’ll get. Our pilot was great and was happy to take our photo from every angle, and gave some good insight into the area – lord of the rings, history, and other things to see and do.


June 2014

We took a flight to Cecil Peak and we landed on the ledge on a beautiful morning with no wind. We got out and walked to the edge and admired the beautiful scenery – breathtaking. Shaun was our pilot and he was most informative,entertaining and most of all a great pilot. The take off from the ledge was just as though we had fallen off the edge very exciting indeed.
Thanks Shaun and Heliworks GREAT.


May 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure of having Mark fly us around Aoraki/Mount Cook and over the Hooker Glacier, then landing on the Tasman Glacier. Apart from the spectacular views and shear beauty of the area, the trip was made unbelievable by the wonderful staff at Heliworks. Geet greeted us at the Aoraki/Mount Cook airport and spoke about the area, the trip and helped us out with our onward journey to Christchurch. Mark then took us on an experience that was the highlight of our NZ trip. Flying close to the ice pilars, sliding down the side of mountains and landing on the glacier. I said to Mark, “You made that look easy”, he responded, “It was”. A very skillful pilot and very professional group, making this an adventure one to remember.


April 2014

What a wonderful experience! Great weather combined with a fabulous pilot, Mark, saw us rising over ridges, along valley, up over Mt Cook, seeing Franz Joseph Glacier, landing on Tasman Glacier to carefully walk on the icy surface. Mark was just the absolutely most knowledgeable, personable pilot imaginable.


February 2014

First time for us, not sure what to expect but it was an absolute blast. The views are stunning. Very smooth ride. Loved hearing everything come over the com. If you are going to fish, they set you right down near the river. When you are done in the late afternoon they land right near by and off you go. Very experienced pilots. Excellent equipment. Highly recommend.


February 2014

100 characters doesn’t cut it for our description of how SUPER, FANTASTIC, VAULE FOR MONEY, INFORMATIVE, just BRILLIANT !! Shaun, was our first helicopter pilot we could talk to about our nerves and fears. He made the whole experience fun, enjoyable and interesting. Heliworks as a company helped me with every step from day one. THANKS !


January 2014

Just writing to thank Heliworks so much for the flights up to Remarkables point on our wedding day on jan 4th. It made not only ours but everyones day

Thanks heaps

Kev & Bec

December 2013

I would like to thank you for the perfect preparation and execution of the flight over Milford Track with landing near Mitre Peak where I proposed to my girlfriend.

Thank you so much for organizing this perfectly. It will be a memory that will be with us for the rest of our lives.


November 2013

I would just like to put on record that our recent helicopter flight with Heliworks (Pilot Dave) was one of the absolute highlights of our 4-week trip to New Zealand and Australia. We were thrilled to land near the top of a 5000ft mountain overlooking the lake, in perfect sunny conditions. We were then treated to a couple of glasses of champagne each, and Dave took some great pictures. The lift-off – edging over that sheer drop of many thousands of feet will live with us forever, as will the view across the lake and mountains. We would recommend this company to anybody !

 Paul and Val

September 2013

The couple sent us a lovely email to say thank you for everyone’s help. They asked me to pass on their thanks to their pilot who filmed the ceremony on their phone – so please pass on the thanks to him!

Brown and Van Dalen party via Alpine Image Co.

August 2013

Thank you all so much for such a beautiful flight and making our special day one to remember!!! You were all so very helpful from the emails to booking and the flight itself!!!! Can’t wait to come again!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Kristy and Michael

June 2013

Thanks heeps for making the scenic tour over Milford work for us. Marlene loved it and it was the highlight of our trip in NZ.

Will definitely tell everyone here to come and see you

Chris & Marlene

May 2013

We totally recommend Heliworks for a scenic flight, special occasion or a transfer to your accommodation……and the heli skiing sounds fantastic.

Campbell Family

January 2013

If you have the budget for a scenic helicopter flight, please find some time to do it! And book with Heliworks for great service and clean and comfortable flights. Their willingness to accommodate to our schedule and budget was truly appreciated by us and if we were ever to go on another scenic flight in the future, we won’t hesitate to book with Heliworks again.

Tengku and Nurul

August 2012

I booked Heliworks a couple of weeks before I arrived in Queenstown. I chose ‘Fiorland Finest’ package. Their office admin, Geet, was very kind and helpful in arranging our booking. On the day of the booking we were running a bit late and they were very flexible in adjusing the departure time.
Our pilot for the day was Dave and he was very friendly and knowledgeable throughout the whole trip. Our family was very impressed with the views and the landing spots.
All in all, I do recommend Heliworks as your helicopter company if you are choosing to go for a helicopter ride during your stay in Queenstown.

Sidarta Budiman

August 2012

The day was amazing, your staff is professional and great to work with, your helicopter was new, clean and comfortable, and the cost was even less than you quoted us! We could not be happier with your services and thank you so much for helping make the most important day of our lives even better. We will back next year to heliski!

Take care and best wishes for you and all your staff.

 Kyle and Brandi

June 2012

Had a great trip up to the ledge on Cecil Peak. The only footprints in the snow when we arrived belonged to a (long gone) hare. We felt like we were on the top of the world – amazing scenery and such a privilege to be there. Our pilot, Dave, was great – really knowledgeable and took some great photos of us as well. Great trip and highly recommended.

Deborah and Wayne

February 2012

I would like to thank you and the Heliworks team for helping make the EO University such a great success. It would not be possible to run such an event without the support of our great suppliers and operators.  We have received fantastic feedback on all aspects of the programme.

Liam, Exclusive Events

September 2010
Denise and I had the privilege of taking a chopper trip out over Milford with Heliworks in late August. We had a fantastic time and the service and professionalism of Mark and the rest of the Heliworks team were outstanding. Mark  was great and he very successfully made Denise who is normally very nervous feel extremely comfortable. The weather was perfect and we had an awesome experience which we will be talking about with friends for a long time. They made the experience so easy, enjoyable and fun.
Graham & Denise Turley

September 2010
Thank you again for the great morning we had for our Wedding Ceremony and thanks especially to our lovely pilots Johnny and Grant.
Natalie & Toran Matherson

November 2009
Last week I escorted a TV film crew from China through parts of the South Island. One of our activities in Queenstown was a 1 hour helicopter flight for aerial shots over the region on the morning of November 28.  The helicopter was flown by your senior pilot Alfie Speight.  The first words I heard from the crew as they emerged from the aircraft were “wonderful” and “perfect”.  A little later they explained in more detail that Alfie was so good he knew exactly where to place the helicopter to enable them to get the right shot. I did thank him at the time, but would like to acknowledge Alfie’s work in writing and ensure you are aware of the crew’s satisfaction with this exercise.  It is this sort of professionalism from Alfie that allows a film crew to get the right shots in the can so they can promote New Zealand back in their home country.  It also makes my job as an escort that much easier – the crew members were absolutely fizzing for the rest of that “perfect day”.
Thanks again to Heliworks.
Anthony Sturrock

September 2009
Hi Heliworks,
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a huge THANK YOU. I was in Queenstown in early August with some friends (Leonie & Tony Loiterton) and we had the opportunity to take the “Lord Of The Rings” Scenic flight with a snow landing – what an experience, one that I will never forget. Sam: I must say you would have to have one of the best jobs in the world, I’m sure it would have to beat sitting at a desk each day. The warmth with which you welcomed us to the office and looked after Leonie while Tony and I took our “joy flight” was very much appreciated and something that you don’t get every day. Queenstown is very much on my must go back list and will definitely include another flight. Thank you all again. Kind Regards,

August 2009
As promised here are some photos from our unbelievable tour with Alfie. He made the trip so special. It was a memory of a lifetime. We will recommend to all our friends. Best wishes,
David and Nina

I just wanted to thank Heliworks and in particular our pilot Alfie Speight, who took us on a 4 hour tour on 25 April 2009.  My two sons and I had the time of our lives and it was a privilege to have Mr. Speight as our guide.  I’m still completely blown away by the incredible beauty I saw and the vantage point via a helicopter tour is something I know I will never forget. I have a digital picture frame on my desk at work (I’m an Army wife currently living in S. Korea with my soldier and our 4 children and I work as a DOD contractor) and I can’t tell you how many people stop in and ooh-and-ahhh over the photos from the tour.  Soldiers, family members and Korea friends alike are astounded by the beauty I was fortunate enough to witness on this tour. I’m including some photos I hope Mr. Speight will get to see.  Considering I took several hundred on this tour alone it was hard to narrow it down.  Thank you again so much for the incredible hospitality and phenomenal tour.  It was well worth every penny and I am so hooked I plan on visiting NZ once a year from now on. Many thanks again,
Amy Proctor

Thank you again for the great morning we had for our Wedding Ceremony and thanks especially to our lovely pilots Johnny and Grant.
Natalie & Toran Matherson