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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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Fantastic fiordland helicopter ride!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW 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
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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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 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had an amazing heli trip over Doubtful Sound, in a 6-passenger helicopter with 2 other random couples. It was a nice still day, though there was some fairly low cloud that meant the pilot had to dodge around the mountains to find a pass low enough! We touched down and got out twice, once in a beautiful little canyon... More 

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

Doubtful Sound is such a spectacular place to visit and because of the remote location a helicopter flight is the perfect way to view the scenery. We appreciate that it is quite costly but believe we provide good value for money spent and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip with us. More 

Chapin, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were visiting there in February and this trip was the highlight of our time there. It was amazing and Mark was a great pilot! Highly recommend this to anyone going there. This was a better experience than going to Milford Sound.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to review your scenic flight with us, we appreciate your kind comments. More 

north wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Whilst on our New Zealand adventure in December 2014 we decided to treat ourselves to one very special trip when on the South Island; it was a toss-up between a helicopter flight over the Fiordlands or a boat trip on Milford Sound. We are so pleased we chose for the helicopter flight, it was the best experience we have ever... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review of your flight over Fiordland. It certainly is an awesome experience that will never be forgotten. More 

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Address: 79 Lakefront Drive, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-249 7167
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park

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