Commercial - Charter Helicopter Services

Commercial & Charter

At Wanaka Helicopters, our skilled pilots specialise in both commercial and technical aerial operations. Equipped with a versatile fleet of helicopters of varying sizes, we provide tailored solutions for a wide array of aerial activities. Our fleet boasts two Squirrel helicopters that can swiftly transition between passenger and cargo configurations, ensuring adaptability for any situation.

We can help with a wide range of commercial helicopter work and charter operations tailored to suit your needs so reach out to our team to get in touch or enquire today.

our services

charter services

We offer customised charter services for groups or operations requiring a tailored approach. Our extensive fleet can cater for a range of charter services from heli-adventures, corporate event charters to hunting and fishing drops. If you have the need to hire a helicopter for whatever reason, get in touch and we can tailor something to suit your needs.


We can provide aerial crane services into remote locations. The varied heavy lifting work we can help with includes, loading, lifting huts, concrete, construction materials or fencing. We can also assist with the assembly and maintenance of towers and small to large construction projects. If you have any heavy lifting or construction requirements then get in touch.


We provide efficient surveying activities in an effective way due to our helicopter options and our extensive fleet of smaller machines. We can survey in remote mountainous terrain for any type of operation from GPS surveying, geological, animal surveys and fish counting.


Wanaka Helicopters can be ready at a moments notice to undertake fire suppression operations. We have a monsoon bucket together with fire retardant chemical dispensing unit at the ready for call outs. During the summer months we are on standby for aerial firefighting duties


We provide a range of affordable agricultural services in the Wanaka, Queenstown Southern Lakes, and Lower South Island Rural Regions. Our diverse fleet and certified equipment ensure a cost-effective, simple solution for your agricultural needs.


Frost protection work and cherry drying is very important at certain times of the year predominantly autumn and spring. Frost protection involves hovering over a vineyard or orchard moving slowly over the area to force the warm air from above down onto the trees or vines to raise the temperature above critical level to prevent extensive damage to the crop.


Our specialist pilots are highly experience in undertaking pest control, live animal capture and mustering. Sheep, cattle and deer mustering is performed for numerous local farmers, requiring a high degree of flight experience.


Our pilots have comprehensive regional knowledge and a passion for the outdoors. Many of the best hunting and fishing locations are only easily accessible by helicopter. We work with a number of clients providing hunting and fishing drops and pick ups catering for groups of all sizes. We also utilise helicopters to move equipment and resources in, around and out of remote locations.


Wanaka Helicopter pilots perform a variation of photography and film work and are very skilled and experienced positioning cameras for the perfect shot. Being keen photographers also helps in achieving great results. Our helicopters provide a great platform to capture amazing photos, film and go-pro footage.