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Fiordland Helicopters Ltd

Milford Road | Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
03 249 7575
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Owner description: "The Ata Whenua Helicopter Experience"...Join us on a spectacular scenic flight into the heart of the Fiordland National Park. Fly over breathtaking... more » Owner description: "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" « less
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We flew with Mr. Snow. A very cool pilot that made our experience unforgettable. Flew over milford sound than he took us through the glaciers. Landed infront mt tutoko on untouched glacier. 45 minutes of pure adrenaline and pleasure. Breathtaking views.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We can't say enough good things about our tour with Jonathan to see the Doubtful and Dusky sounds. Jonathan was a very skilled pilot and reveled in showing us the beauty of the Fiordland. We got to their location a bit early. Watch carefully for the business sign, and the little heliport is well back from the road, down a... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We took this overnight trip on a boat with Fiordland Expeditions was a great day night trip. The food was excellent. We saw the seals, did some fishing, some went kayaking and the crew member dived for crayfish for our dinner. We were on the boat with four other couples and a family, these people were strangers at the start... More

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Fiordland Helicopters provides the absolute best service for anyone looking to photograph Fiordland from the air. Fiordland Helicopters allows you to request the number of doors off which helps keep the cost reasonable and the flight personalized. This company is by far the most knowledgeable and accommodating of any I have researched or flown with previously. Our pilot, Jonathon was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Our Pilot Jonathon was very knowledgable of the local history, the Flora, the Fauna and the Fiords. The views were spectacular, photos don't do the trip justice, and our hosts were a pleasure to do business with. My wife has always wanted to see Fiordland and we are happy we saw it with Fiordland Helicopters.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Back when the exchange rate was about 2NZD for 1USD, I was able to afford chartering a helicopter to fly with the door off to allow for better photography I did this in October when there was a lot of snow on the mountains, the company was able to look at the weather and recommend coming back the next day... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My heart is beating faster even as I write this. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to fly like a bird through the vistas of NZ, you can experience it safely, with Fiordland helicopters. The pilot Jonathan is a local, third generation pilot and knows the place like the back of his hand. He came and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

My husband and I booked a flight over Dusky and Doubtful Sounds at the end of a very extended vacation in Australia and New Zealand. We have traveled extensively, and we are generally jaded about "must-do" activities, but this flight was perhaps the most spectacular trip we have ever taken. Our guide was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, and the scenery... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

It was so amazing, it truly is the only way you should see Dusky and Doubtful Sounds! Jonathan, our pilot, was very friendly and knowledgeable and booking was very easy. Bring extra camera batteries and a memory card-- every dip and every bend brought some indescribably stunning new sights, just gorgeous in the winter. You will see in person many... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I have spent a significant amount of time in New Zealand and I have never encountered more friendly people than these guys. A buddy and I hiked the Dusky Track (from Dusky Sound out) and needed a lift out there. We originally booked a float plane, however the weather wasn't cooperating and he couldn't take us. The float plane operator... More

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