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Bay Of Plenty Helicopters

Reliable local operator for all helicopter operations

Locally born Opotiki helicopter operator servicing the Eastern Bay Of Plenty.
We have extensive knowledge for the area performing precision lifting operations, scenic flights, general transportation for hunters, rafters, mountain bikers and much more.

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Scenic Flights

Services we offer

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Scenic flights


General transportation for hunting groups

Precision lifting and sling loads

Aerial culling & pest control

Rafting/Kayaking Trips and more 

Remote building work

Photography and Survey Work

Frost protection

Transport for the famous Motu trail (Pakihi track)

Cara & Luke Bay of plenty helicopters

A Little About Us

Here at Bay Of Plenty Helicopters

We are a family owned and operated local business with a passion for flying and making sure our clients have the best possible experience within their flights.

We are based in the heart of Whakatane, New Zealand a stunning coastal town blessed with breath-taking landscapes, rich culture and plenty of sunshine.


Luke our pilot has excellent flying skills, fulfilling several pilot roles throughout his career born and bred Opotiki Man, Luke’s knowledge of the Eastern bay Rohe (area) is reputable. 

In the off-season Luke’s qualified building skills adds unique convenience for remote Building Projects.

When we're not in the sky we enjoy taking our family caravan around the country exploring the coasts and making epic memories with our brood of kids.

* Currently operating under KAHU NZ (CAA AOC 54043) air operating certificate  *


Our fleet

Our fleet includes The Bell 206 Jetranger which is a dual bladed single engine aircraft

Bell JetRangers are durable, rugged and deliver reliable performance. The Bell 206 also has the best safety record for single engine turbine aircraft with room for up to 4 passengers it offers comfort and space for your journey.

We Also operate the Hugh’s 530F an excellent aircraft to cater for all needs in a safe and professional manner.

We aim to provide people with an unforgettable flying experience and take pride in keeping our Nagahere (forest) pristine for future generations. 

For more information or general enquiries, you can contact Cara or Luke Via email

Alternatively give us a call we’d love to help you plan your next adventure.

Phone 027 974 6633

222 Aerodrome road, Whakatane Bay of Plenty (Whakatane airfield)

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Awesome trip with a very experienced pilot full of local knowledge

Cheers Luke.

Jason Hubbard

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