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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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amazing experience

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Visalia, California
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Visalia, California
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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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Paradise Island, The Bahamas
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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Memphis, Tennessee
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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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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