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Southern Lakes Helicopters

79 Lakefront Drive, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7167
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Outstanding experience

The most amazing experience of my lifetime! Unbelievably surreal sights. Fabulous customer service... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Mel W
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Stunning Helicopter tour!!

I visited New Zealand with my father and we had the most incredible experience with the helicopter... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
Asiaindiasingapore
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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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LOCATION
79 Lakefront Drive, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
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+64 3-249 7167
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

The most amazing experience of my lifetime! Unbelievably surreal sights. Fabulous customer service! Chris was extremely knowledgeable! We went up as a family of 5 and had a great snow fight on top. The whole experience felt extremely personal. I would highly recommend Southern Lakes...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

I visited New Zealand with my father and we had the most incredible experience with the helicopter ride across the Southern fjords. It was truly magical. He had two stops in the middle of nowhere, one on top of a mountain, the other one next...More

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SLHELI, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thanks so much for your review. Great to hear that you and your father enjoyed the flight. No problem to retrieve your sunglasses and ship back.

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

I spoke with Southern Lakes back in November to book a flight for April to propose to my girlfriend. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate over the few days I was in Te Anau and didn't get into the air. However I do need to mention...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We flew over from Te Anau to Doubtful Sounds on a bit windy and cloudy weather, but everything was just perfect! The scenery the landing near a great cascade or on top of the mountain! Just breath taking! We will come back for more flying...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

4 of us flew from Invercargill airport to Stewart Island and return for a hunting trip. Such an absolute pleasure to deal with right from the first email right through to our last flight, clear and to the point with the perfect mix of professionalism...More

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SLHELI, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thanks for your great feedback Louise. It was our pleasure to transport you to your hunting block.

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic helicopter ride over Lake Te Anua and the surrounding wilderness. Great pilot - Sam. Highly recommended

Thank David G
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

One of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand! The Fiordland National Park is the largest national park in New Zealand and 95% of it is untouched by humans - flying by helicopter is the way to see some of this stunning scenery; many...More

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SLHELI, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Thanks for your kind comments, we appreciate you taking the time to review your flight.

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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

We took the tour over Milford and Doubtful Sounds with pilot Sam. The weather was perfect and scenery stunning. We flew up Sutherland Falls and landed at a pond on top. After a few minutes enjoying the views, we boarded and had a much longer...More

Thank robertshill
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SLHELI, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Thank you for your review. We do appreciate that there is slightly restricted viewing from the middle seats in the back, that is why we do try to rotate seating whenever possible. The Milford/Doubtful flight is a fabulous trip with stunning scenery. Several options for...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

Six of us took a two hour flight from Te Anau to view Milford Sound. It was really fabulous (once over my initial trepidation and a few bumps over the Main Divide) and such a different way to see the mountains, hidden lakes and valleys...More

Thank KateOConnor66
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SLHELI, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thanks for your review, we really appreciate your comments

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Absolutely fantastic experience. Sam, our pilot, was great, friendly, very informative. Landed us right on top of mountains for the most wonderful photo opportunity so. Throughly recommend southern lakes helicopters.

Thank Jacqueline B
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SLHELI, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Thanks so much for your review. We always appreciate hearing that our clients have enjoyed their flights.

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