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Heli Charter Karamea

Heli Charter Karamea

Heli Charter Karamea is ideally situated to gain access to world-class wilderness trout fishing rivers in the Kahurangi National Park and West Coast of New Zealand.

"A magic carpet to fishing wonderland" is one angler's description of using Heli Charter Karamea to get to the fishing in the remote Mokihinui River and the wonderful wilderness waters such as the Karamea and Roaring Lion.


Heli Charter Karamea

78 Aerodrome Road

PO Box 12


West Coast


Vanessa Kingan (Admin andbookings)

Phone: +64 3 782 6111

Email: office@karameahelicharter.co.nz

Website: http://www.adventuresnz.co.nz

Fishing waters



Karamea is the gateway to some of New Zealand's greatest wilderness fishing for large brown trout and Heli Charter Karamea can fly you into the:
- Karamea River
- Mokihinui River
- Crow River
- Heaphy River
- Beautiful River
- Ugly River
- Roaring Lion River
- Aorere River

plus a number of other small streams and rivers that seldom see anglers.

Helicopter charter

Heli Charters Karamea is a Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAA) approved air transport operator and has bases in both Karamea and Deddonville. They fly Bell 206-L1 and Bell 2006-L3 helicopters.

Bell Helicpter

The pilots are experienced and knowledgable and will get you safely to the fishing spot of your dreams (and back again).

  • Quick and easy access for your fishing trip from Karamea
  • Your nearest helicopter to the Karamea and Mokihinui Rivers
  • One day or multi-day trips
  • Fish the headwaters and remote sections of rivers where few others venture
  • Combine your heli-fishing trip with heli-hiking or heli-rafting for an awesome adventure
  • Pack and gear drop-off and collection can be arranged if you're hiking in to your fishing destination

Heli Charter Karamea has bases in Karamea & Seddonville, both quiet secluded havens situated at the northern end of the West Coast (north of Westport). There is a good range of accommodation and eating places in or near both bases.


For rates and to book

Please enquire by phone (+64 3 782 6111) or email.


Brown trout



Earthquake Lake, Karamea River

Karamea River brown trout

Garibaldi Range

Roaring Lion Hut

Fishing the Mokihinui River

Lower Karamea River

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