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ABOUT US

WE’RE REDEFINING AIR ADVENTURE

With inspiring packages, exceptional service, and our collaborative approach to creating amazing experiences in the Nelson Tasman region.

Why? We want to treat more and more people, locals and visitors, to the best of this spectacular region.

a airplane that is flying in the sky

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY “AMAZING”?

We are a group of highly experienced and passionate aviation professionals who have joined forces to do something special for Nelson Tasman – and everyone who visits here.

We bring a fresh collaborative mindset, modern high quality aircraft, ‘out of the ordinary’ scenic tours, and personalised travel solutions.

a person standing in front of a mountain

PROUDLY PART OF THE INFLITE GROUP OF COMPANIES

INFLITE is a leading aviation tourism operator with nationwide coverage. INFLITE have a fleet of over 15 aircraft and a range of spectacular experiences. INFLITE also provide luxury air travel solutions and lodge transfers through its Charter division.

Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters have 64 years experience flying around Aoraki/Mt Cook and Westland/Tai Poutini National Parks and landing on the iconic Tasman, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.

Skydive Franz Josef are NZ’s original high altitude skydivers who pioneered the 20,000ft skydive commercially in New Zealand. Their signature skydive featured in Red Bull’s list of Top 9 Insane Places to Skydive.

Skydive Abel Tasman have been operating for almost 30 years and jump over the stunning landscapes of the Abel Tasman National Park.

Skydive Mt Cook is NZ’s newest skydiving centre, opening in September 2019.

INFLITE are committed to sustainable tourism through partnerships with the Abel Tasman Tree Collective, Motutapu Restoration and Kea Conservation Trusts’. INFLITE are proudly Qualmark Gold and have committed to planting a tree for every hour their aircraft fly.

INFLITE is proudly Qualmark Gold, recognised by Tourism New Zealand as amongst the very best tourism operators in NZ.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS WE DO DIFFERENTLY:

EXCEPTIONAL SCENIC TOURS & ADVENTURES

We are aviation professionals who are inventive, passionate, and know this area so well that we can take you places few have seen or experienced. It’s non-stop smiles up here, and fun is always on the agenda!

Want to take a selfie on a golden beach with not another soul in sight? Or with an awesome snow capped mountain top in the background? A heli-experience will do it!

Often it’s the only way to get to these special places, other than long weeks of walking or wading through the bush. Whether you choose to touch down in our Cessna fixed wing plane or wow at unspoilt views from a helicopter – the experience is always magic!

a rocky beach next to the ocean
a group of people standing on a lush green field

REAL LUXURY, COMFORT & SAFETY

We set the highest standards in everything, starting with safety and comfort. With us, you’ll feel free to experience the panoramic views without a care in the world.

All our pilots are top professionals respected in the industry and have clocked up thousands of hours of flying. They’re all locals with extensive knowledge of the region and exemplary safety records.

MARKET DOMINATION STRATEGY

Nah, we don’t have one. We reach out to tourism providers not as competitors but as colleagues and friends.

That’s because our goal is to do good for the region, and through collaboration, make the experience for locals, travelers, and adventurers truly remarkable.

We love this region, and our famous national parks. We believe the more people who see this region as intimately as we offer it – the more they will want to celebrate it and protect it.

We cheer on our locals as much as our visitors to come up and fall in love with Nelson Tasman!

Dreamers? Yes!

But the kind that make dreams happen. We are all about helping people escape the ordinary and experience the amazing.

We have plans afoot that will excite the whole tourism industry here. Watch this space!

Use Our Imagination

We can provide just about any service a helicopter can provide. For locals and visitors, this could include:

  • tramping
  • fishing
  • hunting drop off and pick-ups
  • events
  • wedding party transport
  • photography