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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2016
Holly C
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Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
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Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank Holly C
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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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank neicynz
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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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank Lindsey P
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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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

The best way to see Doubtful Sound, Kepler track and have some fun at once. I was delighted. Pilot was informative and entertaining. You lands on impossible spots and you see much more than from the ship (I did that too). Overall must do experience. I dont write review but I had to write this, cos its too good to... 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 about your flight, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the flight. More 

United States
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We did the LOTR hell ride and it was amazing! Following the Waiau River aka River Anduin, to landing in Fiord Land National Park of Norwest Lakes all just breathtaking. A must do even if you don't know the films. Wish it was longer!!

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

Thank you for your review, it's always a pleasure to show Fiordland to our clients. More 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Absolutely amazing experience! Staff and pilot were extremely pilot and knowledgeable. First helicopter trip my family and I have ever done and it was fantastic. Gorgeous landscape with breathtaking views. I highly recommend

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

We appreciate your kind comments, thanks for posting your review. More 

Cambridge, MA
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Maybe that's the title of everyone's review. Flying over fiordland was amazing, landing on the glacier was awesome and Sutherland Falls was so worth it. The helipad on the lake was super convenient. I requested the R44 because it seemed like it would give better views. I was a little worried that it would be scarier, but it wasn't at... More 

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

Thanks for your review, it's a great trip isn't it. More 

Bellingen, Australia
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252 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We've done helicopter scenic flights in a few places and this was the best of the lot! This company will certainly take you on standardised flights which are excellent but we asked for something different, off the beaten track, using the pilot's local knowledge and we got something so special. Our pilot, Rod, knows the area like the back of... More 

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

Great to hear you enjoyed your flight with Rod. We appreciate your comments. More 

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