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Southern Lakes Helicopters

79 Lakefront Drive, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7167
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Mountain Magic!!!!

Just stepped out of the chopper after an amazing flight with pilot Sam! Over Lake TeAnau and along... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Paul M
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Finding a gap in the weather

You can't get better service when short of time on tour. Southern Lakes went out of their way at... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Philsadvice
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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 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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“luxmore hut” (7 reviews)
“doubtful sound” (48 reviews)
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79 Lakefront Drive, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Just stepped out of the chopper after an amazing flight with pilot Sam! Over Lake TeAnau and along the South Fiord to land at a hidden lake in the mountains! After a big snowstorm last night there was tons of fresh snow, and we even...More

Thank Paul M
SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your flight. So pleased you enjoyed the flight.

Reviewed 27 October 2017

You can't get better service when short of time on tour. Southern Lakes went out of their way at short notice for a late afternoon flight after bad weather had cancelled flights in Queenstown. A very competent pilot took six of us to a high...More

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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to post a review, we appreciate your comments. As you discovered Fiordland weather can sometimes be a little uncooperative, however when it clears and reveals the stunning scenery it proves that it is worth the wait. Great that you were...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I today flew with Snow on the Doubtful Sound flight. Our first time in a helicopter and definitely not the last! Snow was very friendly and personable, knowledgable and made us feel welcome, relaxed and comfortable. Scenery is incredible with two landings,...More

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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thanks guys, it was our pleasure to show you around Doubtful Sound and will look forward to seeing you next time.

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Our pilot was very professional and informative. Had an spectacular experience with this company. We highly recommend them. Wish we could give them 10 stars.

Thank Yudith D
SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you so much for your kind comments, we really appreciate your review.

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We recently went on the doubtful sound trip with our pilot michael and had the most fantastic experience! If you are trying to decide whether to spend the money then dont hesitate. ...its worth every penny! 😊

Thank Jo H
SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thanks for your review, we appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Come to visit family from wales and my auntie brought us to the lakes helicopter. What an experience! Our pilot was absolutely brilliant! Would highly recommend.

Thank Elinor G
SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thanks for your review, we appreciate your kind comments. Hope your entire time in NZ was great.

Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I didn't want to spend the money but went along to be a supportive spouse. It surpassed our wildest dreams as the best helicopter ride we have ever taken and worth every penny and more. Incredible experience and way to see the Fiordlands like no...More

Thank ChicagoEllie
SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Ah ha - so being a supportive spouse really paid off this time. Lol. Thanks for your great review.

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Our pics just dont do it justice. Scenic, informative and stunning. A must do for a family experience. No pushy sales after for pics just raw experience. We were upgraded to do the The Lord of the Rings Tour.....mountain landing, saw snow on peaks, hikers...More

Thank cookie077
SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 17 January 2017

We loved our flight with Rod over Dusky Sound and Doubtful Sound. Rod is a very experienced pilot who knows the area so well. We shared the flight with four others and all had turns at sitting up front but anywhere was a good seat....More

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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for your review. You are correct - Rod is a very experienced pilot, and he enjoys sharing Fiordland's scenery with his passengers.

Reviewed 12 January 2017

We enjoyed a very unique experience thanks to Southern Lakes helicopters. They took us on a short (5min max) ride to the Luxmore Hut. We were traveling with our young girls and this was the only way we could hike on Kepler Track up to...More

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SLHELI, Front Office Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your comments.

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