There are many angles from which to experience the stunning and impossibly varied natural beauty of New Zealand’s ‘Top of the South’ Island - road, sea, bush track - but one of the best has to be from the sky.
Helicopter tours are often the only way to reach some of this region’s spectacular scenic gems which, due to their isolation, are rarely seen. If you choose to begin your tour from here at The Marlborough Lodge, your helicopter will simply land on our lawn.
If you’re joining us from elsewhere, we can arrange New Zealand-wide heli transfers for you and your luggage, to get to and from Marlborough as swiftly as possible without delay and with incredible scenic vistas along the way.
Reid Helicopters Nelson, one of our preferred suppliers, is one of the most established and experienced companies at the Top of the South Island, with current owner and pilot Toby Reid succeeding two generations of his family.
Toby and his team spend their days flying over, and to, pockets of beauty that few people are lucky enough to ever see.
Based in Wakefield, just south of Nelson, Reid Helicopters is in a wonderfully central location to offer their clients the best of what this area has to offer, in absolute comfort and style.
Whether you wish to view the turquoise waters and golden sands of the Abel Tasman National Park from a unique birds-eye perspective, land on a wild, isolated West Coast beach or atop a snowy peak, or visit filming locations from director Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy in Kahurangi National Park, Toby has tours to meet every requirement.
Alternatively, enjoy a picnic like no other with a delicious lunch prepared by your personal chef on an island in the Marlborough Sounds, or take our bespoke Marlborough Sounds heli tour.
You could even visit the clearest lake in the world, Blue Lake/Rotomairewhenua in Nelson Lakes National Park, which would normally take two days or more to walk to. Or if it’s more adventure you’re after, then enquire about heli-tramping or mountain biking.
Whether it’s a transfer, a full day adventure including lunch or a half day tour closer to home, enquire with us to help create a bespoke itinerary just for you. The sky really is the limit.