About Heliworks

DOC ApprovedHeliworks Queenstown Helicopters 2012 Ltd is an established local private company with a proven reputation for excellence.

Owned and operated by Sir Richard and Lady Hayes of Te Anau, along with Southern Lakes Helicopters, we provide a comprehensive service for all of your helicopter needs. Our experience and knowledge of aviation and the areas in which we operate is unparalleled; With a fleet of helicopters, including EC120B and AS350 Squirrel helicopters, Heliworks carry out a full range of aerial activities from commercial filming and scenic flights to commercial lifting, long haul supply flights, and search and rescue day or night.

We focus on the highest level of safety and customer service to ensure our clients’ needs and expectations are met and exceeded.

Heliworks Queenstown Helicopters Ltd is located at Queenstown International Airport, with a second base at Aoraki Mt Cook Airport and our parent company Southern Lakes Helicopters in Te Anau.

Heliworks have six commercial pilots with more than 50,000 flying hours clocked up between them. Each is a specialist in his field and well experienced in flying over mountainous terrain and in ever-changeable weather conditions.

We take pride in delivering a quality product, safe procedures and personalized service, tailored to your specific requirements.


All Heliworks helicopters are fully insured.
Passenger insurance cover of $100,000.00 per passenger seat.
Fully insured for third party risk and liability (NZ $10million cover)
Additional insurance cover may be arranged on the full cost of goods carried (optional extra).
Waiver of Subrogation option upon request.


The information contained on this website is accurate at the time of publication. However changes may occur from time to time and some delays may occur between hard copy information and the distribution of same to the site. Should this occur, the rates and information held by Heliworks Queenstown Helicopters 2012 Ltd. will apply.