Environmental Policy

Wanaka Helicopters is proud to be working towards reducing our carbon footprint. We pledge to operate in a environmentally friendly and good neighbourly manner at all times, respecting and being sensitive to the wishes and needs of others.

Wanaka Helicopters works hand in hand with the Department of Conservation (DOC) to provide the best experience of our parks with minimum impact. All our pilots take into consideration reducing noise pollution when choosing their flight paths.

We advocate “take only photographs, leave only footprints” policy.

We practice fuel efficiency within safety boundaries by monitoring engine warm up time and operating times to refine fuel usage.

It is important to us to limit the environment’s exposure to harmful substances so where possible we choose to use non-toxic, natural & environmentally friendly products.

We adhere to a strictly no smoking policy on all flights and landings.

We recycle plastic, glass, cans, aluminum, paper and cardboard.

We minimise waste through the efficient use of office consumables such as refillable ink cartridges and recycled paper.

Wanaka Helicopters is a member of Sustainable Wanaka.