- Milford Helicopters is owned and operated by Jeff and Natalie Shanks of Te Anau. Owner Jeff Shanks has been flying in the Fiordland area since 1986. We invite you to experience the wonder of Milford Sound from the air where you can truly appreciate how the land was formed during ancient times.
Landing atop the glaciers is an experience you will never forget and we encourage you to bring a camera to record your experience forever.
When visiting the South Island of New Zealand be sure to treat yourself to one of the most breath taking scenic flights available. If you are staying in Te Anau or Queenstown we can even arrange to pick you up and drop you back at your hotel door.
Highland Helicopters has a base at Taieri Airfield, Dunedin. The company was recently established in 2016 by Paul and Kirsty Williams. Chief pilot and company CEO Paul Williams’ experience includes agricultural operations, passenger transport, fire fighting, Papua New Guinea long-lining and high altitude operations.
- Highland Helicopters is a New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority approved air transport operator offering a wide range of personalised half and full day packages.
These include scenic flights over Dunedin and the spectacular Otago Peninsula, scenic flights north to the famous Moeraki Boulders and Fleur’s Place Restaurant, south to the beautiful Catlins rainforest and flights through to private Central Otago Vineyards.
Flights to view Hooker’s sea lions, NZ fur seals and the rare yellow-eyed penguins can also be arranged and if clients have specific places they would like to see, Highland Helicopters can customise a flight accordingly.
For the more adventurous clients they offer adrenaline based day trips, including long range rifle shooting, Highlands Motorsport Park packages and flights to AJ Hackett Bungy in Queenstown.
Their Bell 206L-1 LongRanger is particularly quiet and comfortable, with Bose noise-cancelling headsets and leather club seating. It can seat six passengers, one alongside the pilot and 5 in the cabin.
If clients are after a particularly unique experience, Highland Helicopters offer the opportunity of a hands on trial flight alongside an instructor in their Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter.
Highland Helicopters also provides agricultural and commercial services, such as precision lifting, photography and guided hunting trips.
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