Nokomai Helicopters

Nokomai Helicopters provides meticulously maintained helicopters and vehicles, highly trained friendly pilots with specialist equipment for a diverse range of scenic, tourism and commercial services.

Based right on our doorstep at Nokomai Station, Nokomai Helicopters is owned and operated by James Hore who is well acquainted with both the local area and further afield.

With two generations of mountain flying experience and the highest attainable civil aviation certification, along with intimate local knowledge of the stunning local scenery, guarantees a safe and totally memorable experience.

Our Aircrafts

Our present helicopter is a B2 Squirrel with seating for up to six passengers and is available for any of the services offered.

Scenic Flights

Discover some of the most stunning and beautiful scenery in New Zealand with a personalised or packaged scenic helicopter flight.

Our fantastic packages include:

Milford Experience

Milford Sound is located within one of the greatest wilderness areas of New Zealand; the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. You will get amazing aerial views of sheer ice-carved cliffs rising from the ocean, cascading waterfalls, luxuriating rainforests, glacial and mountain views and an abundance of wildlife. Combine a trip to Milford with a flight down the west coast watching seals on the rocks and remote rugged beaches.

The Backyard Mountains

Fly over Lake Wakatipu with steep bush covered peaks with Queenstown as a backdrop before heading over the Eyre Mountains. The return flight takes you back through the Remarkable Mountain range with unparalleled views of rugged snowy peaks and mountain tarns.

Nokomai Station

Take an aerial tour of our high country station. Highlights include the Nevis Valley, amazing rock formations and historic gold mining ruins.

Sunset Flight

Fly to a local mountain top and view the sunset, bring a picnic or champagne and arrange a time with the pilot to come back and collect you. Just you and the view….perfect!


Experience the ultimate freedom with exhilarating Heli Skiing. Nokomai Helicopters will take you on the adventure of a lifetime with guides who know the best local spots. Untouched areas of the Southern Lakes region, where only a helicopter can take you to find fresh fluffy powder and crystal clear air with views that will take your breath away.


Select the destination or areas of your choice then organise your personalised tour with our pilot. We can arrange a selection of activities including heli-fishing, heli-biking or heli-hiking.


Seasonal hunting with guides on Nokomai Station is not for the faint hearted.

Our experienced local hunting guide, Taz Dawson from Southern Lakes Hunting Guides will show you some amazing views and help to hunt out a trophy head if that is what you are looking for.

Nokomai Helicopters will drop you off nearby where the game is located.

Commercial Helicopter Services

Commercial services include:

  • Construction and lifting
  • Concreting
  • Firefighting and lighting
  • Aerial surveying
  • Filming and photography
  • Pest management
  • Frost protection and vineyard spraying
  • Power line survey and support

Nokomai Helicopters can also provide services for farming, forestry, horticulture, power boards, DOC, NZ Police, Land Information NZ, television, tourism…. well almost anything else you can think of they can do!

Contact James at:

Phone: 03 248 8825
Mobile: 021 301 797