The Mackenzie Helicopters base is located just 7 kilometres west of Lake Tekapo village along the main highway.
GPS Coordinates: -44.012803, 170.406689
The Mackenzie Helicopters base is located just a short drive west of Lake Tekapo village along State Highway 8.
From Christchurch and the north:
We are an easy 3-hour drive from Christchurch International Airport via the northern inland route or State Highway 1.
From State Highway 1 turn off toward Aoraki/Mount Cook and follow the signs to Lake Tekapo and Aoraki/Mount Cook. You will travel through the small country town of Fairlie, where you’ll turn on to State Highway 8. From Fairlie, the Mackenzie Helicopters base is about 50 kilometres and 35 minutes’ drive. You will reach our location about 7 kilometres after driving through Lake Tekapo village.
From Queenstown and the south:
Queenstown International Airport is just 3 hours’ drive south of Lake Tekapo and the Mackenzie Helicopters base.
From Queenstown, head to Cromwell and then toward Aoraki Mount Cook. Continue traveling on State Highway 8 past the town of Twizel toward Lake Tekapo. You will reach the Mackenzie Helicopters base about 50 kilometres and 30 minutes’ drive after passing Twizel. If you reach the village of Lake Tekapo, you have gone past our base.