We are fortunate to operate from one of the most special locations with some of the best hunting and fishing in New Zealand. Many of these unique backcountry hunting and fishing spots in our region are only accessible by helicopter.  Our team have comprehensive regional knowledge and a passion for the outdoors themselves, which gives our customers an advantage.

We work with a large number of clients providing hunting and fishing drop offs 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.

If you have a hunting or fishing trip planned enquire below to talk to one of our team on the best tailored options to suit your needs.

2024 Roar Bookings

Book your 2024 Roar flights with us. Working with our sister company Backcountry Helicopters based in Makarora we operate from multiple bases and depart from a range of locations across the area. We can service all of the local and coastal blocks and our prices are tailored to your specific departing location.

Get in touch with us today for a personalised quote or for more information.

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We are very proud of our safety record which proves we hold our clients well-being as our top priority – always.

Local Knowledge
Our experienced pilots have extensive regional hunting and fishing knowledge and share this with our customers.

With Wanaka nestled amongst many top hunting and fishing locations we can offer the most efficient service possible.


Our region and it’s surrounds are a hunters paradise, being one of the very small number of operators with concession to fly into untouched places, we can take you to the chase.

Clients travel from all over NZ and the world to hunt Red Deer, Stags, Tahr and Chamois in our backyard. We provide safe, efficient access that hunters want, and also hold a wealth of knowledge you will only get from our experienced pilots.

We can transport you to backcountry, unique hunting locations. We specialise in:
Hunter transport
Wanaka & West Coast transport
Hunting guides available on request

Getting ready for your Hunting Trip?

Find out everything you need to know about booking and packing for your hunting helicopter trip here.

Packing for your Helicopter Hunting Trip

NZ Hunter has put together this quick video that helps to give some tips on what to pack and what not to pack for your helicopter trip. They go through each item with suggested alternatives to bulky, heavy items which are dangerous to take on the helicopter and have the potential to contribute to exceeding weight limits which apply when we are flying.

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2024 Roar Flights for the upcoming season - All You Need to Know

The excitement levels are building again for hunters for this year’s Roar which kicks off around the middle of March 2024. Hunters are already getting in touch to book their helicopter flights to their roar blocks and it’s gearing up to be a busy and exciting time. We have put together the details on everything you need to know to get your Roar flight sorted with us for the season ahead.


From our Wanaka base we provide personalised helicopter fishing transfers to some of the most remote rivers and streams in the Otago and West Coast areas. Our area is commonly known as being one of the best in New Zealand for fly fishing.

We can cater for half, full or multi-day helicopter fishing excursions to suit all levels of expertise from novice or expert and we work with many guides in the area and can give recommendations. 

We specialise in:
Fly Fishing Charters
Fisherman transport
Fishing Pick-ups, Drop-offs and transfers

Our Hunting and Fishing Charter Flights make the best present so why not give one of our flights as a gift? Get in touch with us to find out more  about our Hunting & Fishing gift vouchers.