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Tekapo Helicopters - Tours

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Address: Main St, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-680 6229
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Enjoy the most breathtaking way to see the southern alps, including Mt...

Enjoy the most breathtaking way to see the southern alps, including Mt Cook,Fox and Franz Josef glaciers with one of Tekapo Helicopters Scenic flights. All flights include a landing!

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Just do it!

Highly recommend this company. We were a party of 6, after the disappointment of no flying on our booked day, the next day we benefited, with a truly stunning flight in clear blue... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
Cat D
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this company. We were a party of 6, after the disappointment of no flying on our booked day, the next day we benefited, with a truly stunning flight in clear blue sky. And a landing of fresh untouched snow. Spectacular scenery, a once in a lifetime experience was had by all. Thanks again to Kieren + flight crew... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Truely great. Was unsure about weather in the mountain. Pilot (Simon) took us up with understanding that if we could not see sights we would quickly return no charge. Great pilot, great commentary. Landed on snow field with view of Mt Cook. Had to cut flight short due to weather closing in. No issue with refund to shorter flight. Definitely... More 

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Bangalore
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84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We had a short rider with a landing on one of the hills nearby...good view of Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki...perhaps is more exciting in the colder months with a possible slow landing...

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

All the staff kept us informed of what the weather was doing as we were travelling from Queenstown for this awesome experience.Absolutely unbelievable scenery and excellent commentry. Thanks heaps guys for an unbelievable experience. I would recommend Tekapo Helicopters to everybody.

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Tekapohelistaff, Manager at Tekapo Helicopters - Tours, responded to this review

HI there, Greta to hear that you enjoyed your flight, and the staff kept you informed since you travelled so far for the great experience. Thanks again. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

They didn't honor their promise to us and ruined our trip there. We had a tight schedule there in Tekapo, and this tour was supposed to be my sole purpose staying there for 2 days. Our booking was firstly delayed due to the 'bad weather', and the male staff reallocated our tour to another time slot. But later when we... More 

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Tekapohelistaff, Manager at Tekapo Helicopters - Tours, responded to this review

HI there, Thank you for your comment. I will apologise as I would rather see happy customers than this. It is a hard one at times when we are dealing with the weather and everyones safety. We operate in a very mountainous area and the weather changes rapidly and often, sometimes for the better sometimes for the worse. We will... More 

London, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We were so lucky. We had planned to take the scenic helicopter ride from Franz Josef but the weather over two days was awful. Plan B was to take a trip from Lake Tekapo. The weather for the day we had booked the trip from Lake Tekapo was good. We opted for the 40 minute ride that included a landing... More 

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Tekapohelistaff, Manager at Tekapo Helicopters - Tours, responded to this review

HI there, Great to here you enjoyed the east coast side and enjoyed the awesome scenery that we have for offer around here. It is awesome to hear that the flight went above your expectations and that everyone got a great flight and view as well the Liebig dome is pretty spectacular thats for sure, and it is always a... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

I always give a 5-star rating to those tours I booked and this is the first time I give such a low score to express my deep disappointment. First thing first, my advice to other travelers: If you only have 2 days or shorter in Tekapo and the helicopter tour is supposed to be the highlight of your trip that... More 

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Tekapohelistaff, Manager at Tekapo Helicopters - Tours, responded to this review

HI there, Thank you for your comment. I will apologise as I would rather see happy customers than this. It is a hard one at times when we are dealing with the weather and everyones safety. We operate in a very mountainous area and the weather changes rapidly and often, sometimes for the better sometimes for the worse. We will... More 

Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Epic views and an all round fantastic trip. Would go again and have recommended this company to our family and friends.

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Tekapohelistaff, Manager at Tekapo Helicopters - Tours, responded to this review

HI there, Thank you for your great comment. We are glad that you enjoyed the flight and experience. We hope that your friends and family come on it as well to enjoy it as much as you. Thanks More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We paid $500 each for a 60 min helicopter ride up to Mount Cook, down the Fox glacier and the Franz Joself glacier. Then we did a snow landing with amazing views. What can I say, if you can afford it, it will live with you forever, brilliant. And we soooo many photos

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Tekapohelistaff, Owner at Tekapo Helicopters - Tours, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your response. It is a trip of a lifetime the large flight and you get to see so much in an hour that you wouldn't normally get to see. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Went on the 60 minute Mt Cook, Fox and Franz Spectacular. Great tour of the mountain ranges. Got to go into fox glacier, franz josef glacier, circle around Mt Cook and stop over at liedbig dome to get out and view Mt Cook. Such fantastic views, it was a great scenic flight and highlight of our trip!

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Tekapohelistaff, Owner at Tekapo Helicopters - Tours, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your response, Glad you got to enjoy the awesome flight taking in all of the sights that we have to offer. It is a great trip and always great to see people enjoying the area. Thanks More 

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