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Southern Lakes Helicopters

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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About Southern Lakes Helicopters
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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Karen S wrote a review 15 Jul
19 contributions1 helpful vote
Great communication during a morning with low cloud which risked our heli-hike, luckily we got airborne just before midday and it was incredible. Friendly and experienced pilot pointed out various sights on the way, before landing on one peak for a fabulous photo-op and swap who was sitting at the front. We landed at the Luxmore Hut with no-one else around and after a quick look at the cave there, with icicles all over the entrance then we headed down to the lake. Beautiful walk arriving at our beach for our water-taxi...which was a jet boat giving us a few spins on the way back! Amazing trip, a great combo. Thanks team for making it such stunning day. The images from the helicopter flight are still whizzing through our heads!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from Marleen W, Public Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your review Karin, fantastic to hear you enjoyed all aspects of our Heli Hike experience it is such a great day out!
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Cathy wrote a review May 2021
5 contributions
As a wheelchair user Southern Lakes helicopters were amazing. Right from arranging the flight to lifting me into the helicopter they were great. It was not a problem. Whereas other companies i had phoned wouldnt even consider letting me fly. The flight itself to Dusky & Doubtful sounds was spectacular. We had 2 landings which were awesome. Even saw a pod of Dolphins. Matt our pilot was great, Very informative. Would highly recomend Southern Lakes Helicopters
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from Marleen W, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review! Fantastic to hear you had a amazing flight sounds like Fiordland really put on a show for you seeing a pod of dolphins is not something we see everyday spectacular.
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Paul C wrote a review Mar 2021
North Shore, New Zealand22 contributions3 helpful votes
There was no favourite part of the trip, the whole Doubtful and Dusky Sound flight was amazing. Davey was a brilliant pilot explaining where we were and where we were going. We opted for the picnic hamper and were pleasantly surprised when Davey opened a bottle of bubbles to go with lunch. The 2 stops were very different, one a top a mountain looking over Doubtful Sound out to sea and the other on a river bed. Both Helen and i highly recommend this trip with Southern Lakes, outstanding. Paul and Helen Cheetham
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Marleen W, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters
Responded 13 Apr 2021
Thank you Paul and Helen for your review! Fantastic to hear you had such a great experience. We love showing Fiordland scenery to our clients, Dusky and Doubtful Sound certainly is a spectacular part of the world.
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Mackenzie wrote a review Feb 2021
Stewart Island, New Zealand2 contributions
We did the Doubt sound flight and it was the most amazing experience I have ever done!!!! Iv done some cool stuff but that has got to be top of the list!!! Craig was an amazing pilot who was super chill and easy to chat with and made it just that little bit better 😍😍 (Go on a good day)
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Marleen W, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters
Responded 19 Feb 2021
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your flight. Doubtful Sound is a spectacular area and to be able to view it from the air is fantastic.
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Steve B wrote a review Feb 2021
Napier, New Zealand5 contributions5 helpful votes
This was a spur of the moment decision and we are so glad we did this scenic flight around the hilltops of Te Anau. Words cannot express how awesome this experience was. We are still buzzing about it 2 days later! If the score is out of 10 then we would rate this a 12! But TripAdvisor only allows us to give a 5 max. Thank you so much Matt our trusty pilot and the lovely ladies in the office. Shirley and Steve from Rotorua.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Marleen W, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters
Responded 4 Feb 2021
It was lovely meeting you both and thank you for the opportunity to showcase Fiordland, we appreciate you taking the time leaving us review!
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