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“Amazing Experience of a Lifetime” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Southern Lakes Helicopters

Southern Lakes Helicopters
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Owner description: 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.
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
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“Amazing Experience of a Lifetime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

What an incredible experience (and awesome birthday gift)! A must do for the bucket list…make sure it is on this list at least twice so you get to do it again. Local knowledgeable pilot (Michael), spectacular stunning breath-taking scenery, and to top it off an alpine landing

Visited January 2014
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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Thanks for your great review, we really appreciate you taking the time to do that. We look forward to meeting you again when you come back to tick it off the bucket list for the 2nd time.
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Tokyo, Japan
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1 review
“Treat yourself!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

Amazing experience, we splurged on a 90 minute trip from Te Anau, landing on Tutako glacier just north of milford sound, and on a mountain hillside. Excellent communication and flexibility made the booking simple. Our Pilot (Andrew) was fun and knowledgable, his professionalism made us confident and able to enjoy a lifelong memory!

Visited December 2013
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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Good to hear you enjoyed your flight with us. We enjoy showing Fiordland scenery to our clients, it certainly is a spectacular part of the world.
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Naples, Florida
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16 reviews
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“Amazing!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Was not sure if a few min in a helicopter with an alpine landing was worth the money..... But it is!!!!!!
Such a cool experience! Beautiful.
We were very lucky with perfect weather though, so that really made the trip!

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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Thanks so much for your kind review, we really appreciate you taking the time to do that. We are always mindful that a helicopter flight can be expensive however we are confident it is well worth the money spent.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Getting the best view of Te Anau & surrounds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

Everyone agrees - the scenic views around Te Anau are amazing - You drive it, you boat it, you walk it - but there's nothing like flying over it - in a helicopter! It's the only way to get close fast, see it from every angle, and actually land on that mountain peak that 10 minutes before you looking up at from the other side of the lake!!

The pilot was great - first time passengers felt relaxed and confident, and those who have enjoyed helicopter scenic flights before got yet another thrill to add to their list!

Highly recommended - not cheap - but worth it for a safe, but exhilarating flight!

Carol and Don H

Visited December 2013
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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Thanks so much for your kind comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your flight with us and really appreciate you taking the time to post a review.
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Te Anau, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Fantastic flight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

I cannot rate this company highly enough :) We booked a 45 minute Fantastic Fiordland flight with Southern Lakes Helicopters and enjoyed every amazing minute. Our pilot was friendly and very knowledgeable, and we felt completely safe during our ride. The views were amazing and the the flight felt unhurried, with plenty of time for photos, but at the same time covering a lot of ground so there was always something new to see out the window. All the staff, right from ringing up to enquire about the different flight options, to our pilot, were friendly, polite and helpful. Wonderful, thank-you very much!

Visited November 2013
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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Hi Maddie, we really appreciate you taking the time to post a review. The Fantastic Fiordland flight is a very popular trip, so pleased you enjoyed it.
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