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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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Outstanding--the absolute highlight of our trip

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Parke M
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Chapin, South Carolina
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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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north wales
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Booked a flight and were picked up from the lawn of our b&b - we felt like film stars with our own private helicopter! I was apprehensive about flying but after the first minute in the air absolutely loved the whole experience. Our pilot Michael gave us a very smooth flight and landing on the mountain overlooking Doubtful Sound was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Sam took us to the roof of the south island in his heli. Fantastic experience. Reaching the spots where we landed would take you days of hiking.

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Paros, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had flown parts of fiordland before but with Friends from Europe we wanted a coastal,mountain experience and we got the lot,on a trip designed for us by our extremely professional and friendly,informative pilot Sam Gawith.All people at the office were helpful and friendly. A simply wonderful trip with 3 landings in great places in perfect weather.

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Worcester
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26 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This was my first heli flight and what a awsome experience (awesome is not word I often use). I was speechless for most of the flight. I know it's expensive - for me it was combined xmas /birthday present. We took the 60 min Doubtful sound trip. The office staff were great - ensuring we only took off if weather... More 

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

Thank you for your great review, we certainly appreciate that you took the time to write it. Fiordland weather can often present challenges for flying and we like to think we can be very flexible and wait for conditions to improve to allow a quality experience. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the flight. Maybe we'll see you back... More 

Singapore
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review from your recent flight with us. The Dusky and Doubtful Sound flight is one of the most spectacular flights we offer and obviously you can see why. The scenery is amazing throughout and the landing locations give the opportunity for photos and also the glass of bubbly which you... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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

I think perhaps you flew with Milford Helicopters - not Southern Lakes.... Regardless it's good to hear you enjoyed the experience. More 

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