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Address: 79 Lakefront Drive, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
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+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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Stunning!

My friend and I took a scenic flight with Southern Lakes Helicopters (Dec 16) and were blown away by the beauty of Fiordland. Our pilot was Rod and we took the tour with two... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
hayleymgolden
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a very unique experience thanks to Southern Lakes helicopters. They took us on a short (5min max) ride to the Luxmore Hut. We were traveling with our young girls and this was the only way we could hike on Kepler Track up to the Luxmore summit. The hike up is less than an hour and isn't easy but... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I took a scenic flight with Southern Lakes Helicopters (Dec 16) and were blown away by the beauty of Fiordland. Our pilot was Rod and we took the tour with two landings and even as fellow Kiwi's we'd do it again tomorrow! Bloody stunning and extremely knowledgeable pilot. Hayley & Nick

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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First helicopter experience and I loved every second of it! 😍😍😍You get a completely different perspective of the national park from above, would highly recommend this to anyone

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a cheap experience, but worth the price to experience something different. We had booked the flight to Doubtful Sound, but due to bad weather, this was not possible. The company was nice enough to offer us an option to do a shorter mountain flight instead, which turned out to be a really great experience. The pilot, Sir Richard Hayes,... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first option was "the lord of the rings" but took instead the advice of the magic mountain tour instead (same price). The pilot is just the gout that you want to fly around with, full experinced. We landed onces was programmed, and the site was just to good to be true. The entire service was truly professional. So glad... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

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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