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Southern Lakes Helicopters

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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...more
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79 Lakefront Drive, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what an adventure! We left the shore of LakeTe Anau at 10 am by helicopter - Snow, our pilot, gave us views of Te Anau and the Sounds before deftly delivering us to Luxmore Hut. We walked up to Mount Luxmore (~ 1 hr)...More

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SLHELI, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review guys. We are pleased to hear you had a great day out. As you say the heli-hike is a very affordable day trip and combines a short flight with a great walk.

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We took the tour that included Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. We also added a gourmet lunch. This was a trip of a lifetime! We were welcomed by Erin and Marlene, with a great smile! Matt, our pilot, was fabulous and very personable! The perfect...More

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MarleenWi, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review lovely meeting you! Safe travels

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We flew with them last week after a first failed attempt in Franz Joseph. The host in our B&B, Sarah recommended them and we fully trusted her. The two ladies in the office are very friendly and make you feel immediately welcomed. One thing we...More

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MarleenWi, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you very much for your review. Safe travels!

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

For our anniversary we splurged and signed up with Southern Lakes Helicopters for a tour. We did the Mountain Magic tour. This tour was about 45 min long and included a snow touch down plus getting out of the helicopter on the top of a...More

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MarleenWi, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you for your review John! Lovely meeting you and your wife safe travels.

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This is a Must Do for anyone visiting Te Anau that wants to see the vastness and majesty of the Fjordlands National Park. We had a Mountain Magic flight this morning with another couple in a Squirrel Helicopter piloted by Captain Sam. From the moment...More

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MarleenWi, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you Aubrey for flying with us and your review. What a day Fiordland put on for you guys stunning!

Reviewed 6 October 2018

Highly recommend Southern Lakes Helicopters, the flight was awesome and Rod our pilot was great. The office staff were very professional and helpful. A must do in Te Anau.

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MarleenWi, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you for your review Christine!

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Hef the pilot was awesome had such a great time. Was the best trip ever. Anyone coming over to Te Anu or Queenstown should give them a go

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

The most amazing experience of my lifetime! Unbelievably surreal sights. Fabulous customer service! Chris was extremely knowledgeable! We went up as a family of 5 and had a great snow fight on top. The whole experience felt extremely personal. I would highly recommend Southern Lakes...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I visited New Zealand with my father and we had the most incredible experience with the helicopter ride across the Southern fjords. It was truly magical. He had two stops in the middle of nowhere, one on top of a mountain, the other one next...More

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SLHELI, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks so much for your review. Great to hear that you and your father enjoyed the flight. No problem to retrieve your sunglasses and ship back.

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I spoke with Southern Lakes back in November to book a flight for April to propose to my girlfriend. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate over the few days I was in Te Anau and didn't get into the air. However I do need to mention...More

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