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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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Great way to see the mountains and fiords by air & foot

My b&b hosts recommended a helicopter tour as a great way during my 2-day stay in Te Anau to see as much as possible of the mountains and fiords. I took a 2-hour helicopter ride... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My b&b hosts recommended a helicopter tour as a great way during my 2-day stay in Te Anau to see as much as possible of the mountains and fiords. I took a 2-hour helicopter ride with several landings at mountain lakes and other points. The pilot was friendly and knowledgeable, pointing out interesting places and history during the ride. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We recently had a helicopter flight over Milford and Doubtful Sounds with Southern Lakes Helicopters. This was an amazing experience and the highlight of our vacation in the South Island of New Zealand. We weren't sure if the flight would occur due to the poor weather. We delayed our flight until 8am on our last day at Te Anau. The... More 

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Caceres, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We flew the Doubtful Sound flight with Snow and had a blast! He was great and friendly and knew a lot about the area. We got to stop in two locations: one in a secluded valley with a waterfall and one on top of a snowy mountain. The experience and the views were just spectacular! The staff at Southern Lakes... More 

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Taree, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Pre booked the Glacier landing and Milford Sounds Cruise before leaving for a Monday. The weather was not good down South so a quick change to Tuesday. A perfect day. The scenery over snow capped mountains and terrain was magnificent, our pilot Alfie was a pilot for Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit and very skilful and a man... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

First time flying in a helicopter and we all absolutely loved it! The views were amazing and we landed near a frozen lake at the top of a mountain. It was a great experience!

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Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Our trip to Te Anau was planned months in advance with a short window of opportunity to experience a helicopter flight The staff at Southern Lakes via email were amazingly accommodating to our every request and annoying email. On the day, the staff again went out of their way to ensure we could fly even though we re routed from... More 

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

Thanks very much for your kind comments. We try hard to make sure each of our customers gets a great helicopter experience and are delighted to hear you enjoyed your trip. We will look out for your photos on our Facebook page. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

We booked a drop off at Luxmore Hut on The Kepler Track. Great option for us. A really nice day hike, would highly recommend. Beautiful views over Lake Te Anau and Lake Manapouri, then hike thru the forest and onto Brod Bay which is just lovely. TAKE sandfly repellent for Brod Bay. Then catch the water taxi back to Te... More 

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

The hike down from Mt Luxmore is a great way to get a taste of Fiordland's walking tracks and certainly getting dropped off up there by helicopter takes the 'pain' out of the hike up the mountain. You are correct - you will need sandfly repellent when you get down to Brod Bay!!! Thanks so much for your post. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

My husband and I went there on our honeymoon and had a nice little romantic picnic (Save for the sand flies!). Great folks that run it and who doesn't enjoy an exclusive view of one of the most beautiful places on earth? Our picnic they provided was perfect and lovely.

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

Thanks guys - we appreciate your kind comments. More 

Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

Helicoptering over Fiordland never disappoints and yesterday's flight measured up in the usual way. I LOVE flying in helicopters, and the Fiordland National Park is a very unique and interesting place to fly around. Anyone visiting the Te Anau area should seriously consider taking a helicopter trip to view Fiordland from a perspective not usually experienced everyday. There are lots... More 

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

Thanks for your great post. There is always more of Fiordland to see - no matter how many flights you've done previously. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

My partner and I hopped on a helicopter for a 75min flight with Michael and two other passengers to head over the mountains to Doubtful Sound. The weather was poor in Te Anau but as soon as we cleared the first line of peaks heading west we were greeted with spectacularly clear views. Michael was a great pilot and very... More 

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

Thanks for your great review. Really good to hear you enjoyed the flight and left with amazing memories of Fiordland. More 

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