Customer Testimonials


Wow—fantastic memories!

A do-not-miss pure wilderness adventure, and as usual, Bruce and his team looked after us in first class fashion. Professional, personal, educational, competent, FUN…what a day! We experienced places where the only sounds are waterfalls and bellbirds. Took a fantastic picnic along an incredible stretch of pristine river. Fished some spots unknown even to some locals.
Technical expertise was obvious and every detail was handled; our pilot/guide stressed safety at all times. A wealth of knowledge, he treated us to more regional history, sights, flora and fauna factoids and great food. He His love and appreciation for the environment around us was so apparent, what a pleasure. Definitely a top notch experience throughout.

We’ve returned for several trips and Helistar consistently exceeds our high expectations. Want to enjoy a special day with friendly, switched-on local guides? Really see spectacular scenery? Really get into areas untraveled? Heli flight seeing is unreal and Helistar is superb. Highly recommend.

James Varnam, Liz Payne, Trish Wallace, CA USA Return Guests


We Had a Fantastic Evening,

Thanks so much for your awesome effort in helping make Geri’s birthday a special occasion. She had a fantastic evening, the meal was fab, the views were stunning and the transport arrangements that you coordinated were spot-on. Thanks too for arranging the birthday cake, it worked a treat.

You guys rock!

Paul Fallon


Exceptional Service Well Recieved

To all at Helistar we would like to thank you for the exceptional service that we received last Wednesday 16th January.

People often complain too much and never give praise when its due and you all deserve a big thank you for making our trip such a happy time.

Also the guy who told us about the skydiving along with Tina are a credit to Helistar. The jump was truly amazing and made the week for us. Never would we have experienced such a feeling as falling from a plane without the comments from him. I loved it and now have these memories for life. And also planning to jump again next time I'm in New Zealand.

Once again thank you. Richard & Nicola


Valued 30 min Flight to Remember

We flew on the Taste of Taupo which was the 30 minute flight. It was very good value for money, and we would be glad to recommend this flight anytime. Many thanks Helistar… your service was AAAAA +

Clair and Greg Cropper


Sisters Weekend

My 3 sisters and I took the short Huka Falls flight with Adrian last Saturday which we loved. Viv has asked me to pass on what a friendly, helpful and fun assistant looked after us and took our photo etc - unfortunately I cannot remember her name - blond and fun.  She added hugely to our very fun "Sisters' Weekend" - thank you so much :)

Sheron MacGregor


Fresh Air of the Kaimanawas

Thank you for inviting me to experience your Mountain Magic flight on the 25th April 2008.

I was amazed how close we flew to the mountains, and the view of crater lakes from the air. The trip highlight for me was landing in the Kaimanawas and getting a breath of very fresh air.

I really appreciated the commentary from the pilot, this always makes the tour more memorable.

Flying over the Omori Estate and Oreti was also useful for me as I wasn't familiar with the area or the winery, and I didn't realise you can see so much while on these flights.

Jessica