Garden City Helicopters

Garden City Helicopters


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10 Helicopter Flights

20 Christchurch

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Trial Flight
Christchurch City Scenic experience
Helicopter weddings
search and rescue during the Christchurch earthquakes
cruise ship heli flights
Southern Alps and glacier landings


Scenic helicopter flights, aircraft charter flights, helicopter flight training, commercial operations and Medivac services

Our Mission Statement

Garden City Helicopters Ltd aims to provide a professional service tailored to meet the wants and needs of our individual clients.

Operating with very experienced pilots we wish to maintain our excellent flight safety record and pass on our high standards to trainee pilots who graduate from our program.

We wish to remain progressive and innovative to keep pace with a changing external environment, and introduce diversification within the realms of our core operations.

Our organisation is a high profile company and we wish to maintain our image and credibility built up over the last 30 years.
Garden City Helicopters was established in New Zealand by John Currie in 1983 at New Brighton Beach, East of Christchurch City. The main functions of the company at that time were as a coastal helicopter rescue service and operator of scenic flights around Banks Peninsula and Christchurch city. The expansion of tourism opportunities in Christchurch increased the demand for scenic flights and the formalisation of a dedicated and expanded air rescue operation resulted in a relocation to expanded base facilities adjacent to Christchurch International Airport.

Today, Garden City Helicopters is widely respected as one of New Zealand's premier helicopter operators, servicing all aspects of tourism and charter flights, air ambulance and rescue operations and commercial flying services as well as further expansion into fixed-wing aircraft charter operations.

Garden City Helicopters Ltd is a fully approved helicopter training provider under CAA rules Part 141. The company offers certified helicopter flight training and ground school training plus specialised helicopter training procedures
Safety is the paramount consideration for all our operations. Over the past 23 years as commercial, EMS and tourist operators, Garden City Helicopters has had an enviable safety record. Garden City Helicopters is an approved CAA check and training organisation. It is approved to carry out CAA 135.607 checks for many of the helicopter operators in the South Island.

The vast experience of the pilots, regular training, familiarity of equipment and extensive and continual exposure to the extreme terrain covered by our network, ensure that our safety record is maintained. This is complemented with in-house aircraft maintenance and quality assurance programmes.


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Garden City Helicopters

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South IslandCanterburyChristchurch


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Jay's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great Service, great pilots and receptionists, would definitely recommend the Christchurch City Scenic Flight!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago