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Southern Lakes Helicopters

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Address: 79 Lakefront Drive, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-249 7167
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Description: Based in Te Anau we offer an array of exciting helicopter experiences to...
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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Unforgettable experience!

First time in helicopter for me, second time for my friend - we both loved our Fiordland flight. We had a great pilot who knew the area by heart and gave us a lot of information... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Gaëlle P
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Douai, France

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Douai, France
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

First time in helicopter for me, second time for my friend - we both loved our Fiordland flight. We had a great pilot who knew the area by heart and gave us a lot of information about it. Very friendly staff as well at the office. A must-do in if you are in Te Anau. We saw breathtaking landscapes in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had the perfect day and the scenery was absolutely breathtaking. The helicopter provides an amazing viewpoint which really can't be beaten. The snow landing was so much fun, sinking into the snow knee deep in places. Michael the pilot was fantastic and made the flight very enjoyable. It was certainly a highlight of our trip! PS - Just remember... More 

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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, great to hear you enjoyed the experience. Landing in the snow at this time of the year is always amazing. I am sorry you felt the receptionist got upset because you didn't have your voucher. It is important that any pre-paid voucher is presented to us as it's the only confirmation we have that the... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Fantastic Helicopter Flight over Fiordland. We struck a beautiful Sunny Winter's day following a heavy snow fall in the region which resulted in some spectacular scenery as we flew over the Lakes & Mountains. Our Pilot and rest of the Staff were friendly and all had a great knowledge of the surrounds & history. If you are in the Te... More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Extremely polite and professional, really helpful with local guide tours information. Marlene was so patient and helpful in getting our helicopter ride off the ground! Our pilot Mike rocked and was an awesome pilot, the scenes and information on the tour proved he was not only knowledgeable but passionate about this truly marvelous country. This is a must do if... More 

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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to get you all into the helicopter and off to experience the Fiordland scenery. I have passed on your comments to Mike and Marleen. Thanks for the great review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

I cannot speak highly enough of our pilot and receptionists attitudes, knowledge, friendliness and expertise. Thankyou to Mike our amazing pilot, an experience we will never forget. Mike was very patient with us (4 crazy young excited women on a girls trip), despite us screaming with enthusiasm in his earpiece. We stopped atop a mountain and were not rushed with... More 

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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

You girls were certainly excited about your flight. It was Mike's pleasure to fly you into Fiordland and let you experience the scenery and also the helicopter flight. Thanks so much for taking the time to post a great review, we do appreciate it. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Had a wonderful trip to Doubtful Sound. The pilot was very knowledgable about the whole area, and gave us loads of great info. Both stops were in beautiful places that we couldn't get have reached by any other means. Afterwards the office kindly emailed us a Google Earth link to our actual flight path so we could track exactly where... More 

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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Doubtful Sound is one of our most popular destinations and we are always happy to share the spectacular scenery with our clients. Great to hear that you enjoyed your flight. More 

Visalia, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

the cruises and all that are fine, but if you want something you'll remember FOREVER. Take a helicopter tour with these guys. Worth every penny. Just do it.

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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - yes sometimes you do just have to do it! Good to hear you enjoyed the experience. More 

Paradise Island, The Bahamas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Perfect weather conditions made our 3 hour helicopter trip to Milford Sound with a glacier and beach landing a most memorable experience! Pilot Andy was terrific!

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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we appreciate your feedback. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

One of the highlights of our trip to NZ. We saw the office for Southern Lakes in town and thought we would try our luck and see if there was a flight available as the recent snowfalls in the region made the mountains look spectacular. The staff at the office were friendly and accommodating and we were lucky enough to... More 

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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments. Always good to hear that people have enjoyed their flight with us. More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Spent 2 weeks in Fiordland and when the weather finally came around, up we went. We highly recommend the small helicopter that can take a minimum of 2 people. Mike took us up. Ron was great and Erin at the front desk has an outstanding personality! Highly recommend the Doubtful Sound/Dusky Sound trip. We took this ride AFTER taking the... More 

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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review on your scenic flight with us. It is great when finally the weather clears and we can get people into Fiordland before they have to depart to their next stop. We appreciate your kind comments. More 

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