Take to the sky and experience Fly Fishing at its ultimate level.

Orvis endorsed Fly fishing guide, is fly fishing in a river off Lake Taupo New Zealand

Tailor-made Heli Transfer Trips for the Individual Angler

At Chris Jolly Outdoors, we tailor make each fly fishing experience for the angler, We offer helicopter transfers to some of the best trout fishing in New Zealand. Our expert fly fishing guides will ensure you have a full day of world-class fly fishing. Experience Heli Transfer fly fishing like never before. We guarantee an unforgettable experience tailored just for you.

Book your Tailor-made Heli fly fishing experience.

Provided on your Heli Fly Fishing Experience:

  • Pick up and drop off from your accommodation
  • Helicopter access to North Islands remote wilderness rivers.
  • You own Orvis-endorsed fishing guide
  • Orvis-approved rods, reels, waders, boots and jackets (if needed)
  • Flies and leaders
  • Lunch, snacks and refreshments (please advise in advance of dietary requirements)
  • All necessary fishing licenses

Heli Fly Fishing Gear Recommendations:

In Summer we recommend wearing:

  • Light layers, a fleece/light jersey in case of a bit of breeze in the shade.

In Winter we recommend wearing

  • Thermal layers, preferably wool-based
  • A winter hat and gloves.

On your heli fishing experience

  • We provide outerwear but you are welcome to bring your own gear if you have it.
  • We recommend Rubber-soled boots, with plastic studs if possible.
  • Highly photographable scenic Flights to remote locations
  • Trophy Rainbow and Brown Trout depending on your catch
  • Multi-day tours are available with dinner breakfast and overnight accommodation.
  • Your guides are English speaking
  • There is no dangerous game, poisonous insects or snakes or spiders (no snakes at all)
“Orvis does a great job selecting only the best guides and lodges. I fully trust the Orvis endorsement.”  -J Morrill, VA
Guided Heli Fishing For Brown And Rainbow Trout In New Zealand

New Zealand North island backcountry heli fly fishing

Experienced angler looking for an unforgettable fishing trip? New Zealand’s backcountry is renowned the world over for its fly fishing, and with good reason – its vast wilderness rivers and streams are home to some of the best trout fishing in the world. With our orvis endorsed experienced guides on hand, you’re sure to experience some of the best new Zealand backcountry heli fly fishing of your life. Come and join us for an unforgettable fly-fishing adventure in New Zealand’s backcountry – you won’t regret it!

Orvis endorsed Fly Fishing Guide With A Rainbow Trout In Taupo New Zealand

When is the best time for your backcountry experience?

The backcountry rivers open from December 1st till the end of April. The rivers and streams consist of small pebbly and sandy bottoms through to larger, heavy flowing river waters.

With Helicopter access to the best New Zealand high country rivers, you will get access to pristine waters for brown and rainbow trout with an average weight of 1-2 kilos, with larger trophy trout up for grabs to the lucky few each season.

At Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides, we only use the best quality equipment to ensure a successful fishing day.

The Best Fly Fishing You’ll Ever Experience A True Angling Adventure

Fly fishing can be challenging and rewarding, but it’s not always easy to find the right guide or access prime locations. Not only is Chris Jolly Outdoors one of the most experienced fly fishing outfitters in New Zealand, but our helicopter transfers that will take you to some of the country’s best fly fishing spots. Our full-day guided fly fishing trips are perfect for anglers who want the most fly time on beautiful, unspoiled wilderness rivers. We’ll provide everything you need, from top-of-the-line gear to expert instruction.

Come fly fishing with Chris Jolly Outdoors and experience the best trout fishing in New Zealand.

We use the best quality equipment

If you’re looking for the best quality Helicopter fly fishing experience, look no further than Chris Jolly Outdoors. We only use the best equipment to make sure our guests have a great time fly fishing in New Zealand. Our guides are experienced and knowledgeable, and we’re proud to be Orvis Endorsed. You won’t find a better quality fly fishing experience anywhere else. fly fishing can be an incredible experience especially when you are deep in the backcountry, and we want to make sure you have the best possible time while you’re with us. That’s why we only use the best quality equipment.

"Share and celebrate the adventure and wonder in nature" - Orvis
An Orvis endorsed guide can help you have a successful fly fishing experience fishing for Brown And Rainbow Trout

Multi-day tours Heli fishing experience

Looking for more than one day on the water? Multi-day tours are the perfect way to experience all that New Zealand backcountry fishing has to offer. we can tailor an unforgettable Heli fishing experience just for you. get in touch with the team at Chris Joly outdoors to plan the ultimate Multi-day fishing adventure in New Zealand. You won’t regret it!

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Tongariro fly fishing New Zealand

Looking for the Ultimate fly fishing gift?

Looking for the perfect gift for the fly fishing enthusiast in your life? Give them the gift of an unforgettable experience with Chris Jolly Outdoors. Whether they’re a beginner or an experienced angler, our knowledgeable guides will ensure they get the most fly time on the river. We offer full-day guided fly fishing trips complete with VIP helicopter transfers, Orvis-endorsed equipment, and packed home-cooked picnic lunches.

Give them the gift of a lifetime with Chris Jolly Outdoors.



The Cruise To Plant Project

Chris Jolly Outdoors is committed to planting trees in an effort to protect and enhance Aotearoa’s natural environment. All passengers on Chris Jolly Outdoors scenic cruises will have a dollar from their ticket price go towards the planting project with The Opepe Farm Trust. This is one of the first planting initiatives for Chris Jolly with the future goals being to offset the boat charter service and to become carbon neutral. The partnership with The Opepe Farm Trust will help to ensure that the right trees are planted for sustainability. The Trust is passionate about protecting the environment for future generations and has the knowledge and expertise to guide the project. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against climate change and help to preserve our natural environment.

Have a closer look at our initiative

Your Taupō Activity Partner

As the trusted activity partner for things to do in Taupō for forty years, Chris Jolly Outdoors will take care of you during your stay here.  From absolute relaxation and fishing crystal pools to exciting hikes in the wilderness; we are the go-to guides to tick off that bucket list.

In Taupō, the possibilities are truly endless. But one thing is sure; we will create a memorable experience for you that you’ll treasure forever.  Put yourself in the picture with us, and book with us today.

More about us

What We Offer

  • Five private charter boats for small or large functions up to 140 pax with full catering/bar/fishing equipment and an exclusive personal crew
  • Access to private land, water and know-how of local’s secret spaces
  • Corporate events & team building.

Reliable and Experienced

  • We’re a family headed by Chris’s son Simon Jolly with a number of the Jolly clan still working within the team
  • We’re a bunch of fishing, hiking, boating, biking, and bush experts with experienced staff who can teach you a lot about the Taupō region.
  • We’ve spent forty years in the industry taking care of people’s holidays.

Our Qualifications

  • Gold Qualmark rated (5 star rating NZ)
  • Our Fly fishing guides are Orvis endorsed, a globally recognised mark of excellence
  • Partners with Ngāti Tūwharetoa (TMGH) with a focus on growing Māori Tourism for Taupō


Do I need a license to go fly fishing in New Zealand?

We supply all required Fishing Licenses on our guided trips. so you can spend more time on the water.

What should I wear for fly fishing in New Zealand?

In the New Zealand Summer we recommend wearing: Light layers, a fleece/light jersey in case of a bit of breeze in the shade. In the New Zealand Winter we recommend wearing: Thermal layers, preferably wool-based A winter hat and gloves. We provide outerwear but you are welcome to bring your own gear if you have it.

Why do we only use the best quality equipment at Chris Jolly Outdoors?

We want to make sure our clients have the best possible experience of fly fishing in New Zealand. That's why we only use the best quality equipment. We want you to have an unforgettable experience.

Can I bring my own equipment?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own equipment. and anything you dont have we can supply

How much experience do I need to go fly fishing in Taupo?

You don't need any experience to go fly fishing with Chris Jolly Outdoors - our guides will teach you everything you need to know. Whether you’re an experienced fisherman looking to catch a trophy trout, or a beginner wanting to learn the basics of fly fishing we have an adventure for you.

What is the maximum group size?

We can accommodate groups of all sizes, talk to us about the individual requirements we can tailor a trip to suit you. Whether you're looking for a challenging fight on the Tongariro River or a relaxing day on a smaller stream, we can provide an adventure that's perfect for you.

Contact Us

in New Zealand

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from overseas

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