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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 yesterday

Out of this world. Our pilot was friendly, personable, and you could tell he really enjoyed flying and doing the tour. The Milford sound was beautiful, we also landed on a glacier which was so amazing. The whole day was picture perfect. Literally.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marissal256
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing like flying up and over the Fiordland National Park! Endless mountains rising straight out of the water 5,000 to 9,000 feet. Waterfalls everywhere. My wife and I did the Milford, Dusky and Doubtful sound tour with champagne lunch above the largest waterfall...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Emg41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Collected by Rod in the little R44 we dashed off into the "poor" weather. He told us we could turn back and get a refund if we wanted, but Omfg - It was even better than a sunny day! So many waterfalls and amazing moody...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ihavemine
SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review. As you discovered sometimes when the weather isn't picture perfect but still very flyable you can still have an amazing flight. I will pass your kind comments on to Rod.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing staff. Fantastic service. This was the highlight of our vist. Standing on Mount Murray - the views were breath taking. We are already planning our next visit and trying to decide which package we will do next.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kevin-L-K-1967
SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for posting a review for us, we appreciate your comments. We look forward to your return trip.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 hour flight over Milford Sound and Fjordland National Park. Amazing sights, landed for a picnic and photos. Flight was smooth and comfortable even with some less favorable weather conditions. Pilot Matt was expert and friendly. Weather forced adjustment to plan but he made sure...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephen C
SLHELI, Office Administrator at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review, great to hear you enjoyed your flight through Fiordland.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was the best and most enjoyable start of the year as we went on this helicopter ride in the morning of 1st of Jan 😊 It was an absolutely fantastic experience for me and my husband in a small but very convenient helicopter with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 449katerynab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked spur of the moment the day before, and Southern Lakes Helicopters were able to accommodate our request. We did the Te Anau scenic flight. As we were the last tour for the day, we got to spend some extra time on top of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChristianAlex_P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a spur of the moment action that took us to Southern Lakes Helicopters. Upon arriving at Te Anau, we saw the helicopter perched on its lakeside landing, and were intrigued that we could see some of the most remote sections of Fiordland in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rosemary P
SLHELI, Office Administrator at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your great review and we are so pleased that you loved the flight and hope to see you back some time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

SouthernLakes Helicopters was fantastic from start to finish. I walked in to check on a same-day booking for me and my 16-year-old nephew. Two and half hours later we were on the Te Anau scenic tour with our pilot Andrew. Thanks team for an exceptional...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mara V
SLHELI, Office Administrator at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review, i am pleased you enjoyed your flight and hope to see you back some time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Doubtful Sound and heli/hike tour. Hef was our pilot and he was outstanding. Fun, knowledgeable, friendly. We did 2 stops on the mountain tops then he dropped us off at the Lux hut to hike the track down to the beach. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chelsea S
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