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Absolutely best experience we've ever had. Having seen Machu Pichu, The Statue of Christ etc this... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2021
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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Most amazing experience in my Life!!!!

Most amazing experience in my Life!!! From the moment we arrived we got the best service... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2021
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 December 2020

Trip of a lifetime - there aren't enough adjectives to describe how stunningly beautiful Fiordland is!
We were fortunate enough to have enough time to wait for the weather to clear up. And man was it worth it! We were 2 couples booked for the same 3 hour flight from Dusky across to Doubtful and up to Milford Sound.
It may seem pricey but once you are up in the air, crossing across some much incredible terrain which would otherwise be inaccessible, you know you've made the right choice.
Our pilot Matt was an added bonus - informative, friendly, and most importantly competent! We felt we were in safe hands. He accommodated our requests, hundreds of photo opportunities as well as ticking a bucket list wish to stand at the top of Lake Browne and Browne Falls, named after my grandfather. Matt was happy to accommodate.
And don't forget to order the gourmet picnic lunch! Complete with champagne! It made the whole experience even more delightful - local cheeses, meats, crackers and fruit. It really hit the mark - although I suspect we were all so excited, we had to be reminded to eat!
The whole team at Southern Lakes Helicopters were charming, friendly and helpful, keeping us informed of weather situations and new possible flight dates.
Thank you for an experience we will never forget!

Date of experience: October 2020
Thank Lesley B
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Marleen W, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2020

You are welcome! We are pleased we could share this incredible experience with you thank you for taking the time to leave us a review

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Reviewed 4 November 2020 via mobile

My husband & I decided to do the Doubtful & Dusky Sounds trip & we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect afternoon. No wind & blue skies which enabled us to get the most majestic views of a magic part of Southland. We landed on a rock 3,500ft above Dusky Sound initially & again on a beach which can only be reached by air. We flew through tight gorges & up close to the cliff faces. Exhilarating. Matt and his very experienced co pilot knew every inch of the area & we had longer than planned in order to take some fabulous shots. Add it to your bucket list as it’s a trip not to be missed. Thank you to all the friendly staff involved in making it so memorable, especially Matt & Sir Richard. PS I’d love a copy of that sunset photo too pls Richard if at all possible. Cheers. Fairlie & David.

Date of experience: October 2020
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Marleen W, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2020

Thank you for your review! Fantastic to hear you had such a prefect afternoon and that we could make is so memorable. We love showing Fiordland scenery to our clients, it certainly is a spectacular part of the world.

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Reviewed 28 October 2020 via mobile

This was breathtaking. By far the best scenic experience of my life. Worth every cent! Big kudos to our pilot, Matt.

Date of experience: October 2020
Thank S9309UMdavet
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Marleen W, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2020

Thank you for your review! Fiordland is so spectacular great to hear you had the best experience with us.

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Reviewed 21 October 2020

We had the trip of a lifetime! Our pilot luke was great and was a mine of info about the area. I would recomend this to anyone. Awesome doesn't even cut it.

Date of experience: October 2020
Thank Snoody71
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Marleen W, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2020

Thanks you for your review!

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Reviewed 11 October 2020

My wife and I and our kids (9 & 11 yrs) flew to the top of Mt Kidd and landed by a frozen tarn. Matt was our pilot, personable and knowledgeable.

What a brilliant experience. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2020
Thank Jono2Wheels
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Marleen W, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2020

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

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