The Doubtful Sound helicopter tour was the highlight of our one-month long, first time, tour of both the North and South islands. It was far more diversified, impressive and enjoyable than the Milford Sound cruise we did the day before. The fjords that comprise Doubtful Sound are far more in number and varied, and peaceful. The vistas provided by helicopter, and the sense of things, were spectacular. The geographic, flora and fauna comments provided by the kind pilot were very helpful. The one-time landing on a high ridge left us with much more of a tactile sense of things than would have otherwise been the case. Bonuses were sightings of a rare bird and a family of reindeer-like animals.