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Helicopter Hunting in New Zealand

Hunting by helicopter in New Zealand is an exciting adventure for hunters of all levels – including beginners.  

We operate from the West Coast and fly all over New Zealand’s South Island. The South Island of New Zealand has the perfect combination of remote landscapes – from the forest, to the mountainous terrain and the alpine flats. The more remote the better it gets, which means access can be difficult – but not if you’re in a helicopter. 

 

If trophy hunting or wildlife photography for premium quality tahr, chamois, red deer and elk is on your bucket list, the team at Glacier Country Helicopters can help. With our extensive knowledge of hunting in New Zealand we can create the best package for you. Whether you need a drop off into your hunting location or a professional hunting guide, we can make it happen.

Pick up / drop off for experienced hunters starts from $800 return helicopter.  Some of the huts we drop off at are listed below (click on them for more information). If you are happy to set up your own tent / camp there are plenty of other options including even more remote areas in all price brackets. There is plenty of public land in the region available all year round that is not balloted. 

 

Prices can be effected by the size of the machine we need to take depending on the number of hunters, their weight and also the amount of gear they are carrying. Gus is our resident hunting expert / lead pilot / company owner and we recommend everyone chatting to him for an accurate price quote. He’s also great to check in with on recent animal sightings and if areas you are considering have been heavily hunted or culled recently. Contact us to find out more.

Stan's Hut

Whataroa Area

Nolans Hut

Whataroa Area

Butler Junction Hut

Whataroa Area

Top Butler Hut

Whataroa Area

Scone Hut

Whataroa Area

Whymper Hut

Whataroa Area

Hunters Hut

Hari Hari Area

Kiwi Flat Hut

Waitaha River Area

Scamper Torrent Hut

Waitaha River Area

Smyth Hut

Hari Hari Area

Moonbeam Hut

Waitaha River Area

County Stream Hut

Waitaha River Area

Top Waitaha Hut

Waitaha River Area

Price Basin Hut

Kokatahi River – Whitecombe River Area

Ivory Lake Hut

Waitaha River Area

Top Tuke Hut

Mikonui River – Kakapotahi River Area

Polluck Creek Hut

Mikonui River – Kakapotahi River Area

Dickie Spur Hut

Mikonui River – Kakapotahi River Area

What they say about us…

“Thank you for an incredible hunting experience.

Your professional and limitless approach to high-end customer service exceeds all expectations.

I will be recommending your experience to anyone interested in Helicopter Hunting in New Zealand. A true bucket list item finally ticked!”

Mark Williams

“Much thanks to Gus & Poppy and their team at Glacier Country Helicopters!

You guys listened to exactly what our hunting needs were. You got us to the right place safely, and we enjoyed 4 days in the southern alps hunting trophy bull Tahr.

I felt extremely safe and comfortable at all times. I feel the team has a great knowledge of area and weather patterns. I’d highly recommend this operator.”

Emma Curley

“I had the most incredible day in the Southern Alps chasing tahr & chaomis. 

As someone who has been hunting her entire life, I thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the best days I’ve had! Couldn’t have been better! 

These are the guys to go to for your West Coast hunting and tourism trips!”

Courtney Moskios