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Southern Lakes Helicopters

Address: 79 Lakefront Drive, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 249 7167
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Helicopter tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Based in Te Anau we offer an array of exciting helicopter experiences to areas often inaccessible...
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Type: Helicopter tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Based in Te Anau we offer an array of exciting helicopter experiences to areas often inaccessible to most.Options include sightseeing, heli-hiking, photography, hunting, fishing, boat charters and personalised tours catering for families or small groups. Our dedicated team is committed to providing all our clients with a truly memorable helicopter experience to see all the World Heritage Fiordland National Park has to offer.

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Singapore
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This ride is simply a must-do. We did the Doubtful and Dusky sound scenic helicopter ride. The service was amazing. They were all friendly, warm and helpful. Our pilot, Mike Hayes, was awesome too. Quiet, calm, friendly. We got some good insights of the landscape from him. The flight was smooth with unbelievably stunning views all around. There was a... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The helicopter ride from Milford to the Glacier was mind-blowing. We could not take our eyes off the scenery that stretched out before us and below us. Don't hold back taking this trip, save your pennies, you won't regret it. Pilot, Sarah, was expert and professional for us two 'helicopter novices', and also pointed out the scenic sights while flying.... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I have been fortunate enough to spend several wonderful holidays based in Te Anau, our favourite place in New Zealand, and we have made scenic flights with Southern Lakes Helicopters four times and will soon be returning in hope of doing another... The office staff are friendly and helpful, while the pilots are very experienced and knowledgeable... More 

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Glentanner Park
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Our flight was amazing, we flew into Doubtful Sound and did two landings. It was breathtaking, the views were amazing. Michael our pilot was great, told us all about the sites we were seeing. One of our stops was Mt Kidd and it was stunning. Thanks very much Micheal for taking us there. The staff were amazing, as we arrived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We had perfect weather for our flight around the mountains to Doubtful Sound. The pilot told us about the various landmarks, mountains, rivers and lakes we flew over. The landscape is absolutely breathtaking and the helicopter flight was the perfect way to see it. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to see Fiordland from the air. It was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We arrived in Te Anau early afternoon and it was a beautiful day. We saw the helicopter on the dock (yes over the water) as we drove to our hotel. This was spur of the moment and we called and they had availability. We flew from Lake Te Anau to Doubtful Sound. Our pilot was Michael and he truly enjoyed... More 

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Best way to see a snow covered mountain and glacier from above. The weather was fabulous. Well worth the money..

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Napier, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This 1 hour flight from Te Anau to Doubtful Sound and surrounding area was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand. It was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes. Flying by helicopter above the mountains and fjords of New Zealand was beyond my expectations. Michael, our pilot, was excellent. He was knowledgeable, friendly and very professional at... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The most amazing experience. We live in a truely awesome country. The team were easy to book through, very accommodating, excellent pilot who was very knowledgeable and appreciated the enviroment. Every moment, landing at a lake high up and hanging out with the Keas and Weka , flying above Sunderland Falls, cruizing up and down valleys and over peaks, built... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Spontaneous availability, easy booking, very private tour (only 3 passenger seats in this helicopter) of 2 and pilot Michael Hayes (skilled pilot, good descriptions, friendly, relaxed guy) Tour started in Te Anau and led us to spectacular views of both Sounds incl. landings on good spots to look around and get a feeling of the environment. Sutherland Falls are part... More 

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