South Westland's wild and undisturbed landscape is deemed to have natural and cultural features of such world significance, it is now protected in the 2.6 million hectare, South Westland World Heritage Area.
Fly through unspoiled, natural landscape of dramatic rugged coastlines, sweeping curved beaches, deep fiords, high alpine snowfields, mountains and spectacular glaciers. Greenstone Helicopters also specialises in commercial operations and caters for hunting, fishing and tramping charters to many remote parts of South Westland.
Lake Douglas & The Hidden Valley
A local highlights flight over native rain forest, to view remote untouched lakes, glaciers and rivers. Flight includes an alpine landing.
Allow 30 minutes.
Cascade Plateau Greenstone Flight
See greenstone boulders left behind from ancient glaciers before returning via spectacular coastal sea cliffs viewing waterfalls and resident wildlife.
$375 pp Allow 45 minutes (from Neils Beach).
$575 pp Allow 1.2 hours (from Haast).
Mount Aspiring and glaciers
An amazing alpine flight with a high altitude landing that explores Mount Aspiring (Tititea), the glaciers and the National Park.
Fly over pristine west coast rain forest, through deep river valleys that are remnants of the last glacial period over 25000 years ago, to make a high altitude landing amongst the impressive mountain grandeur near Mt. Aspiring. We then fly on to see close up, cascading cliffs of compressed blue ice, deep crevasses, steep, short hanging glaciers plus long winding glaciers up to 10 km long, waterfalls, sheer rock faces, and native forest. Fly onwards for a Glacier landing or return to Haast via the coastline
$495 pp Allow 1.2 hours.
$695 pp Allow 1.5 hours with Glacier landing.
Greenstone and gorge river flight
View the Cascade Plateau greenstone boulders, then continue south to Gorge River to NZ’s remotest family and Art Gallery. Return via the rugged West Coast past seal colony’s and Amazing waterfalls.
$595 pp Allow 1.2 hours (from Neils Beach).
$795 pp Allow 1.5 hours (from Haast).
Glaciers, greenstone and grub
Fly over pristine west coast rain forest, through deep river valleys that are remnants of the last glacial period over 25000 years ago, to make a high altitude landing amongst the impressive mountain grandeur near Mt. Aspiring.
We then fly on to see close up, cascading cliffs of compressed blue ice, deep crevasses, steep, short hanging glaciers plus long winding glaciers up to 10 km long, waterfalls, sheer rock faces, and native forest. Then we fly on to New Zealands most colourful and interesting mountain range, the Red Hills.
Land beside a greenstone boulder (Jade) on Cascade Plateau before heading off via the spectacular coastal cliffs viewing the resident wildlife from above to land at Jacksons Bay for an iconic NZ meal of ‘Fish and Chips’.
$895 per person.
Allow 2.5 hours.
Milford is NZ’s most recognizable icon. Fly the rugged West Coast to enter mighty Milford Sound from the Tasman Sea. Return inland through the remotest areas of the Southern Alps.
$1195 per person.
Allow 2.5 hours.
Greenstone Helicopters and Awarua guides can provide a unique and once in life surfing experience to some of the world most remote surf locations and offer day and multi day trips
Contact us for more information on your next surfing adventure.
Hunting and Fishing
Access remote wilderness area’s with Greenstone Helicopters. Having 2 bases, one in Haast and the other at Neil’s Beach, reduces flight times to your hunting locations.
South Westland and its surrounds, are a hunters paradise, and being one of a very small number of operators with concessions to land in the National Park and conservation area, Greenstone Helicopters can take you to the animals. Clients travel from all over NZ and the world, to hunt red deer, thar and chamois in our ‘back yard’. We provide the safe, efficient access hunters want, and also a wealth of local hunting knowledge you will only get from our experienced pilots.
We transport you to Red Deer, Thar and Chamois hunting locations
We specialise in:
- Hunter transport.
- Fly fishing charters.
- Salt water fishing charters.
- Heli-Diving charters for Rock Lobster, Paua and Spear fishing.
Hunting and Fishing Guides available on request.
Its no secret New Zealand has some of the best fishing to offer in the world and Southern Lakes area and our South Westland rivers are probably the best in New Zealand. From our bases in Haast and Neil’s Beach we provide efficient, personalised, fly fishing charters to many remote rivers and streams. We can make up half, full, or multi day fishing excursions to suit all levels or expertise, from novice or expert.
Please contact us for more detailed information on the above services.