41 years experience safely flying into the mountains
and remote areas of New Zealand

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Why fly with Action Helicopters in New Zealand

  • We have an impeccable safety record
  • You fly with real New Zealanders - we are a genuine 'Kiwi, family' business, one that's run by pioneers in the local helicopter industry
  • Intimate knowledge (and love) of Nelson, Tasman and the West Coast of New Zealand
  • Comprehensive selection of flight options - from scenic helicopter flights and eco tours, through to fishing, hunting, caving and adventure sport trips

What our clients say about Action Helicopters

... excellent pilot with unmatched flying experience
In a fishing guiding career approaching 3 decades I have flown with many helicopter companies & pilots, both here in New Zealand and overseas. In this time, Syd Deaker of Action Helicopters, has always been a personal favourite of mine for many reasons: Firstly, Syd is an excellent pilot with unmatched flying experience in the places I like to go best.  Secondly, Syd always has a well maintained helicopter, and is  personable, level-headed, makes wise decisions, and understands mountain weather like few others. Thirdly, flying with the Syd Deaker is like flying with a trusted friend. We have had dozens and dozens of successful  outdoor adventures over the years with Syd. He has never let us down.
Zane Mirfin
Strike Adventure Fly Fishing - Nelson, New Zealand
... a tremendous, safety conscious service to cavers
We used Action Helicopters on our very first caving expedition to Bulmer Cave on Mount Owen 29 years ago. Over the years Action Helicopters, and Syd have proven themselves to be an extremely efficient operator that's always helpful, knowledgeable and provides a tremendous, safety conscious service to cavers from New Zealand and overseas.
John (Oz) Patterson
Nelson Speleological (Cavers) Group