Hangars and bases

Southern Lakes Helicopters operate services from a variety of bases located in Te Anau, Queenstown and by special arrangement, Clifden. We are also able to arrange pick ups and drop offs at Invercargill City airport. Our permanent offices are located in Te Anau and most flights depart from our bases here.

Main Southern Lakes Helicopter hangar

Southern Lakes Helicopters main hangar Main Hangar

The Southern Lakes Helicopters main base is easily located 11km West of Te Anau on the Te Anau-Mossburn highway (SH 94 Rapid No.1127). If you fly from this hangar, there is plenty of parking space available for your vehicle. Most charter flights for Fiordland start here. However unless you've been in contact you should expect to meet us at the Te Anau lake front base.

Southern Lakes Helicopters - Te Anau basesTe Anau bases

We have two bases within the Te Anau township: the Lakefront helipad and the Sandy Brown Road hangar. In general we will pick you up from the LAKEFRONT HELIPAD located opposite the Distinction Hotel on the Te Anau lakefront. Most of our office staff are based here and are happy for you to call in if you have an enquiry. There are public parking spaces located along the lakefront, just a short walk from the helipad.

Southern Lakes Helicopters - Queenstown AirportQueenstown Airport

We also fly from Queenstown airport - look out for our sister company Heliworks. Heliworks is also 100% owned and operated by Richard and Carol Hayes, with a proven record of excellence and well equipped, modern aircraft. The Heliworks base is conveniently located at Queenstown airport, accessible via Tex Smith Lane.

Southern Lakes Helicopters - Clifden hangarClifden hangar

For those of you meeting us for a flight in Southern-most Fiordland, this is your likely pick-up point. We do not have a permanent office here so make sure you contact us to make arrangements before you head down to our hangar.

Southern Lakes Helicopters - Invercargill AirportInvercargill Airport

We occasionally pick up and drop off at Invercargill Airport. Please contact us to arrange this.