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Address: 472 Te Anau-Milford Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 03 249 7575
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"The Ata Whenua Helicopter Experience"...Join us on a spectacular...

"The Ata Whenua Helicopter Experience"...Join us on a spectacular scenic flight into the heart of the Fiordland National Park. Fly over breathtaking scenery as you learn about Fiordland's rich history and culture. Land amongst the dramatic landscapes that earn Fiordland it's reputation as one of the last great places on earth. Milford Sound Doubtful Sound Dusky Sound All flights include wilderness landings AND a complimentary copy of our award winning film of Fiordland "Ata Whenua - Shadowlands"

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What a tremendous experience my wife and I had today flying with Jonathan over Doubtful Sound. We had taken a cruise the day before, and while we enjoyed it, this was far more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ed K
Westchester County,, New York, United States

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Westchester County,, New York, United States
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a tremendous experience my wife and I had today flying with Jonathan over Doubtful Sound. We had taken a cruise the day before, and while we enjoyed it, this was far more spectacular. The perspective you can get from the helicopter just can't be beat. And landing on top of one of the peaks was pretty cool too. If... More 

Thank Ed K
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We have been extremely fortunate and have now flown with Fiordland Helicopters on three separate occasions and each and every time was a sheer pleasure and delight. Flying above Fiordland is so amazing it is almost beyond description. The places you can see and land are so remote, so beautiful it's as if they have never seen humans before. The... More 

Thank Colleen B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We called Jonathan and he was able to fit us in that afternoon. He is extremely knowledgable about the area and a great pilot. He took us to land next to a lake that looked untouched and landed on a glacier. Truly one of the best experiences of my life!! It's a must do.

Thank Katrinarhartman
Grafton, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Milford Sound from an incredible perspective. Great operation, exceptional pilots, friendly & informative nothing was too much trouble.find the time, an experience not to be missed. Local visitor centre at Te Anau recommended to assist with booking & no car, centre arranged local company to pick up in town & pick up on return for a moderate cost.

Thank 123e2015
Fort McMurray, Canada
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82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

If you have the money to do this you will not be disappointed. We are backpackers and moved our budget around to do this and feel it was worth every cent!!! You see more than you ever would by boat and it just feels like your in a Nat Geo special!! Jonathan was our pilot and we really enjoyed his... More 

Thank Dumas85
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Jonathan is an amazing pilot and clearly passionate about the area, very informative and friendly, a trip not to miss if you are in the area

1 Thank Martin C
Echuca, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Was very fortunate as solo traveller that others booked flight! Jonathan went out of his way to accommodate! This is the best helicopter flight ever! 2 stops with magnificent scenery! We were not rushed and he explained exactly where we were and what we were seeing! Expert local knowledge! Highly recommend!!!!!

1 Thank Denise G
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Highlight of New Zealand! After seeing the movie in Te Anau we immediately decided upon doing this on our wedding anniversary day. It was absolutely breathtaking. Riding a helicopter was a "first" in my life and I am thankful that I did it in Fiordland, one of the world's most sacred places. We have done the Doubtful and Dusky sound... More 

Thank serdenadirler
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Well I will start by saying that this experience was hands down the highlight of our entire NZ trip. Prior to the flight there were a coupe of nervous members in our party who had not flown in a helicopter before but who had their apprehensions taken away by our pilot Jonathan's professionalism and down to earth demeanour. What you're... More 

Thank Jamie C
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

The journey itself was amazing....how bad can it be when you are picked up on your hotel lawn in the helicopter and whisked away for a two hour tour of some of the most incredible scenery on the planet??!!?? But then you add in Jonathan, with his easygoing personality, in depth knowledge of the area and service oriented focus....it just... More 

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