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Outstanding flight and scenery

There was no favourite part of the trip, the whole Doubtful and Dusky Sound flight was amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
1952paulc
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North Shore, New Zealand
WORTH EVERY PENNY 😍😍😍

We did the Doubt sound flight and it was the most amazing experience I have ever done!!!! Iv done... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2021
halfmoonbayschoolnz
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Stewart Island, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 January 2021 via mobile

What a stunning ride. Just my wife and me plus the pilot. We took the trip over Doubtful & Dusky Sounds. Clear sky over Doubtful and some moody clouds over Dusky so we got the best of both worlds. Our pilot, Matt, was very knowledgeable and a delight to fly with. We were still buzzing the next day. Totally recommend this trip.

Date of experience: January 2021
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Marleen W, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2021

Thank you for your recommendation and leaving us a review! Fantastic to hear you had a stunning flight sounds like Fiordland really put on a show for you.

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Reviewed 5 January 2021 via mobile

Yesterday I went on a flight with southern lakes helicopters around fiordland national park, and what a experience it is! Truely amazing. With a great pilot named Matt, he gave us all amazing commentary with a few stops along the way to get out and stretch the legs. I would definitely recommend flying with sourthen lakes helicopters. Cheers guys I’ll be back for sure.

Date of experience: January 2021
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Marleen W, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2021

Thank you for your review Brodie! We look forward having you back in the future so many incredible locations to explore in Fiordland

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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
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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
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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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