We Thrive In Diversity


Our intimate regional knowledge, extensive flying experience and strong outdoor family tradition make Alpine Helicopters the ideal partner for commercial activities and aerial operations requiring turbine helicopters. Our varied client base choose Alpine Helicopters for our operational versatility, experience, reliability and quality of service.



Alpine Helicopters is comprised of a team of experienced pilots who provide a variety of agricultural services throughout the Southern Lakes region. We work closely with local councils, government departments, FENZ, roading contractors, horticulturalists, growers and farmers across the Southern Lakes region for specialised operations that require helicopters.

Services Include:

  • Spraying & top dressing

  • Cherry drying

  • Frost protection

  • Fire lighting and control

  • Wilding pine tree control

  • Surveying

  • GPS mapping

  • Pest control


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Fire Fighting

Our team of highly experienced pilots are equipped with 3285 and 14564 Certifications for fighting fires.

The Alpine Helicopters team provides a significant contribution to fire control with a fleet which includes two MD500, five AS350B2 with 1,000 litre monsoon buckets and a AS350B3 which is equiped with a 1,200 litre monsoon bucket.

Not only does Alpine Helicopters aid in fighting fires but our team also provides post-fire utility services such as fire assessment, measurement and crew transportation.


Photography & Film

Alpine Helicopters has extensive experience with the commercial filming sector including motion picture, documentaries, advertisements, wildlife filming, product launches, extreme sports and scenic flying.

We are experienced working with both handheld camera operators or the latest high performance camera systems, utilising gyro-stabilised platforms that offer unprecedented levels of stability, control and versatility attached to the helicopter.

In addition we work with a wide variety of photographers on diverse projects in remote locations.

Alpine Helicopters have extensive industry connections including logistics, that can assist with your next film or photography project.



New Zealand’s rugged terrain provides many challenges when transporting large objects to remote areas. Utilising helicopters for lifting provides a distinct advantage in project efficiency.

Our lifting services include but are not limited to:

  • Road work

  • Sluicing

  • Deer recovery

  • Construction

  • Jet boat recovery

  • Equipment transport

  • Residential and commercial building projects

  • Swimming pool lifts

  • Ski field projects


Private Charters & Special Events

Alpine Helicopters work alongside Minaret Station to provide guests with a range of chartered events, designed with corporate, friend and family groups of varying sizes in mind.

The Minaret Station Alpine Lodge is a superb location for a high country board meeting, where guests can enjoy first class cuisine, catered break-out sessions and friendly hosts, in a magnificently private setting.

In addition, chartered trips to the West Coast, Stewart Island and Fiordland are available. Group activities include guided fly and sea fishing, heli-biking and heli-skiing. For groups preferring less active excursions, elaborate picnics can be served in countless wilderness locations and tailored team building activities can be arranged upon request.