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Reviewed 30 August 2020

Our Mountain Magic flight was the highlight of our trip south. All of the staff and our Pilot Heff were super friendly, professional and easy to talk to. They had great knowledge of the area and were happy to answer any questions we had.
They were accomodating and flexible to ensure that we had the best weather conditions for the flight.
Amazing scenery and really enjoyed the stop off amongst the mountains. Well worth the $$

Date of experience: August 2020
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Marleen W, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience! The landings are a great way to see Fiordland from a different perspective great to hear you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 22 August 2020

We couldn't thank SLH enough for the amazing service they provided on our recent last minute hunting trip into Fiordland. Starting with knowledgeable and skilled pilots Snow & Hef right through to the girls in the office and Erins excellent communication whilst in the mountains, these guys are true professionals. A bonus 30min flight through the heart of Wapiti country to end the trip is something that will stick with us forever. Thanks again guys, see you next time.

Date of experience: June 2020
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Marleen W, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2020

Thank you for your review! We look forward to helping you organize your next trip.

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Reviewed 2 July 2020 via mobile

What a Kiwi experience we had with these guys. Friendly local people. Heff was our pilot he was happy to share his wealth of knowledge of the area. Stopping off at a picturesque mountain lake for once in a lifetime photots. We went on the Doubtful Sound flight. Truly beautiful. Stopped on another peak with amazing views of the sounds.
Totally recommend this and great value for money.

Date of experience: July 2020
Thank HLK69
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Marleen W, General Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2020

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience, thank you for sharing your review with us!

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Reviewed 22 June 2020 via mobile

Can’t recommend enough, especially for all the Kiwis out there that are exploring our country, absolutely worth every penny. We had Snow as a pilot who was excellent with lots of knowledge and fun.

Date of experience: June 2020
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Marleen W, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2020

Thank you for the recommendation!

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Reviewed 26 May 2020 via mobile

Southern Lakes Helicopters has reopened after NZ’s pandemic lockdown! My 2 boys (10 +12) and I thoroughly enjoyed the 40-min “Mountain Magic” scenic flight. We took off from the helipad on the shore of Lake Te Anau and flew up into the mountains, where we landed next to a pristine alpine lake nestled among the clouds and mountaintops. The flight offered a unique and beautiful perspective of this stunning part of the world. We saw waterfalls from the air; clouds pouring over ridges; craggy peaks; and deep valleys that rarely see humans. Our pilot also served as our tour guide, pointing out a number of different features and answering questions during the flight. My older son said the flight inspired him to be a pilot. The whole operation was well-run and professional, and the experience can’t be beat. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: May 2020
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Marleen W, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2020

Great to hear you and your sons had an unforgettable experience! Thank you for the recommendation

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