Te Anau Helicopter Services

Te Anau Helicopter Services

Te Anau Helicopter Services
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Te Anau Helicopter Services provides the opportunity for you to see the stunning scenery in Fiordland, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and many beautiful places in between.
Te Anau, New Zealand

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Clare
Invercargill, New Zealand18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This flight was the most memorable ever. We left Bluff and flew over the North end of Stewart island and landed. There was plenty of time for a short walk on the beautiful long beach. We think it's the very best way to see Stewart Island, Foveaux Strait, Bluff and coastal Invercargill.
Our Pilot, Gavin was amazing. The flight was smooth and gentle, the history and local knowledge that he shared was interesting.
We can't recommend this trip enough.
Written January 2, 2020
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Matthew Z
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Outstanding and professional service in every way. Can’t recommend them highly enough. Friendly, helpful, and clearly knowledgeable (and safe).
I have no connection to them (and didn’t say anything to them) but I’m also a professional pilot and was very impressed with the whole operation.
Written March 14, 2023
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Rigger Reid
Timaru, New Zealand435 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Awesome helicopter ride around Milford Sound, visited Sutherland Falls where one of the Mission Impossible films was filmed.
Very cool pilot who told us about places of interest, sorry can't remember his name.
Had done a boat trip in the morning which was awesome, seeing the stunning scenery from the air well that was incredible.
You have to treat yourself and go for a flight
Written February 23, 2022
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Golly_Gosh_Slater
London14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
I've just returned from a recent trip to New Zealand. It's an amazing country with a lot to offer. I thought I'd write about a helicopter tour of Milford Sound I took. I'm genuinely surprised to find that the Helicopter tour company I used doesn't appear to be on trip advisor.

I booked with them because of their close proximity to my accommadation. There are other bigger companies offering very similar services, but I have to say I have no regrets booking with
Te Anau Helicopter Services. I'm assuming that sight seeing tours make up a very small percentage of their business, but based on my experience I urge more travellers considering a helicopter tour of Milford Sound to consider this company.

I had extensive email contact initially with Jennie prior to arriving in NZ. She always answered emails and phone calls promptly.

On the day I was due to fly the weather took a turn for the worse and they advised flying the following day. I'm glad we did. The weather was perfect. I and my partner had the company of two pilots for the tour. Matt and Dan. They were the consummate professionals, but also very funny and informative throughout the flight, pointing out interesting things within the landscape etc. We did the the heli-crusie-heli option.

It was an amazing experience and worth every penny. Yes, it's expensive, but it's also money well spent and certainly the best way of viewing this beautiful part of the country. I estimate we must have spent 1hr 45min-2hrs air time. A landing by a mountain lake was also included (a definite highlight).

We're keen photographers and the pilots went out of their way to accommodate this for us as part of the flight (which I'll post at a later date.)

I cannot praise them highly enough. A throughly enjoyable trip. Book with them. You won't regret it.
Written January 19, 2015
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Robert_Christophor
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is a very good company to book your helicopter flight. They pick you up and bring you to your hotel, if necessary. The service is really good. Very friendly staff and pilot. They fly new French helicopters, very safe. And the helicopter flight itself was such a wonderful experience. Flying in and out of places where people cannot come. Taking off is a breathtaking experience, like the flying I do in my dreams...
Written November 8, 2019
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Tracy M
Kitchener, Canada27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
The weather was proving to be a real hindrance for me to experience what later became the highlight of my whole trip. Staci in the office had prepared me the day before and even the morning of that the flight wouldn't be able to take place. It was threatening rain and more importantly, the winds were too high. While on my drive from Queenstown to Te Anau Staci called me back. She said there was a chance and my heart leapt. It would mean that we had to take the largest helicopter and that could change our route, payment, etc. That was ok with me.

Largest helicopter...ha ha, I needed a small stepladder to get into it! But it worked. Fraser (my pilot and I apologize if I've got the wrong name) and I lifted off on an approximately 2 hour flight of bliss. I'd already cruised through Doubtful and Dusky Sounds but to see it from the air, even in dark cloudy skies, was incredible.

We landed three times so that I could spend time just marveling at the beauty of it all. The first landing, however, was the magical one. Fraser had JUST finished saying to me: "Sometimes we see kea up here." The kea is an endangered cheeky alpine parrot. I'm a real bird-lover so seeing kea in the wild was one of my goals. I was lucky enough to see them 3 times during my trip. We turned around and there was a kea hopping down from where we left the helicopter to check us out. He got so close that he was only three feet away. I got a video of him hopping down to me and then it was like he posed so that I could get some good pictures. You can't arrange experiences like this. Nature just hands them to you when you're lucky.

I can't say enough about Te Anau Helicopter Services and the staff. They knew how important this flight was to me and did everything they could to make it happen. It was worth every minute and every penny.
Written February 25, 2018
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Juliemagu
Durham, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
A fantastic way to see the sounds,very friendly staff ,our pilot Paul's commentary was exceptional making sure you missed nothing he landed and took off from varies points throughout the tour making sure that you got awesome pictures
highly recommend these guys excellent service at reasonable prices
Written January 30, 2018
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MDLock5
Watkins Glen, NY19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
This was my first helicopter experience and it was out of this world! We booked for another day but they contacted us to let us know if we had the chance we should come a day earlier because the weather would be amazing for flying. They were right! The views were spectacular and it was the best weather for flying. Frasier was an excellent and skilled pilot. He's knowledgeable of the surrounding areas and safe while flying. Doubtful sound was breathtaking!! This is a must do!! :)
Written October 21, 2016
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GGinMP
Monterey County, CA162 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We booked & paid for an April 2019 helicopter trip (Kepler Track heli-hike) back in July 2018. 5 days before the trip, Te Anau Helicopter Services emailed me and said that they decided to discontinue offering this service. Why not honor existing bookings, and just stop taking new bookings (especially when they held full payment for over six months)?

Note that the weather was excellent on the date selected, so that wasn't an issue.
Written April 20, 2019
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Marcel B
Vienna, Austria16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Great flight with great pilot and lots of time during the 2 landings.
Pilot showed a lot of details and was superfriendly!

I can only recommend it!
Written February 8, 2019
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