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Address: 79 Lakefront Drive, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-249 7167
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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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Doubtful Sound helicopter trip

Did not want to drive all the way to Milford Sound with our toddler so decided to take the helicopter trip instead. It was truly stunning and a much better view of Fiordland... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sarah F
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London, England, United Kingdom

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Did not want to drive all the way to Milford Sound with our toddler so decided to take the helicopter trip instead. It was truly stunning and a much better view of Fiordland. Really put it in perspective just how vast and spectacular this scenery is. And a helicopter ride is always exciting. All of the staff were professional and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Doubtful sound flight and loved it. The scenery was breathtaking, and we landed at a couple of beautiful places, Mount Kidd being the highlight. Snow the pilot was very informative. Bring your camera.

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Thank Stephen A
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent and exciting experience for our family. The pilot, Snow, was entertaining, informative and provided a not to miss experience. If you are thinking of a helicopter ride then I would thoroughly recommend a trip with Southern Lakes Helicopters.

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Thank Pauline R
Norfolk
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Having seen Milford Sound on an overnight cruise which was great we decided to try a helicopter ride over Doubtful Sound. 70 mins of amazing views and excellent company with our pilot Andrew and two other passengers. The weather was perfect and we stopped twice - overlooking the fiord and then higher up by a small lake where there was... More 

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Thank NorfolkLilly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Went on the doubtful trip with Sam. What a fantastic experience! I know Fiordland well but landing in Doubtful Sound is a new level of amazing. Sam was a great pilot and guide, very professional.

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Thank jamessV7372TF
SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, good to hear you enjoyed your flight with Sam. More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

What a fantastic adventure, the pilot was very friendly, chatty and well informed about the area. Had two landings to take photos and view scenery.

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Thank gay65
SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Good to hear you enjoyed your flight with us, thank you for taking the time to post your review. More 

Singapore
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Once in a lifetime experience - truly memorable. Snow (pilot) and Erin were fantastic and accommodating. I can't recommend enough.

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

Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed flying with Snow. More 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We wanted to experience the wonders of the Fiordland and what better way than to take a heli flight over Doubtful Sound. Our travel agent recommended Southern Lakes to us so we arranged our flightseeing trip in advance of our travel to New Zealand. The trip was amazing and the opportunity to see the beautiful snow covered peaks and fly... More 

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

Thanks for posting such a great review, we do appreciate it. Rod is one of our most experienced pilots and has amazing knowledge of the Fiordland area. More 

Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Highly recommend the Dusky and Doubtful Sound tour from Te Anua. Mike was a fantastic pilot and guide. We had two landings in totally remote areas of Fiordland. The best way to see Doubtful Sound!

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

Thanks for posting your review of your flight. We are pleased to hear that you had a great trip. More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We booked a flight this morning and we're absolutely thrilled. It was the most amazing ride. Our pilot Michael was so informative and made us feel so at ease. We landed on top of a mountain and he took photos for us. I cannot praise this company highly enough. It was just amazing. Truly worth ever dollar spent. Very professional... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. It was worth while waiting for the better weather on Sunday to get your flight. Hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and maybe we'll see you again in Te Anau. More 

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