Amazing Venues. Breathtaking locations.
Why limit yourself to a wedding venue close to home? Or wedding photographs with boring backdrops? Southern Lakes Helicopters can whisk you away to a spectacular photo shoot or memorable location to make your vows all the more special.
Either close at hand or further afield, we can fly the bride to the groom or the newly-weds and wedding party to a special somewhere in unforgettable style for the most amazing photo opportunities. Get in touch today and make your wedding day totally perfect.
We offer the following package options, however if none of these fit with your requirements, we will plan a package to suit.
Passengers: UP TO 6 (5 comfortably)
Aircraft: 6 passenger seater Squirrel
Flight Description: Scenic flight to location of your choice for wedding ceremony with local celebrant Christine Officer and up to 2 hours with a local photographer.
Flight Option 1:
Jackson Peaks: Departing from our Lakefront Helipad, we fly over Lake Te Anau to land on the picturesque Jackson Peaks. From this elevated position you have panoramic views over both Lake Te Anau and Lake Manapouri.
Duration: 15 mins flying time and 1 hour at location – 1 hour 15 minutes approximately
Flight Option 2:
Mt Kidd: Departing from our Lakefront Helipad, we overfly Lake Te Anau as you see the hidden wonders of our area unfold as you get a real feel for ‘remote’ Fiordland. Crossing over the main divide for ever changing scenery of beech forest mountain slopes, alpine lakes, waterfalls, hanging valleys and snow clad mountain tops. A landing is made at Mt Kidd a high alpine landing with dramatic views. Mt Kidd has its own small lake and snow for around 11 months of the year, and sometimes our rare native bird the Kea may visit while you are there.
Duration: 30 mins flying time and 1 hour at location – 1 hour 30 minutes approximately
Flight Option 3:
Hunter Mountains & Mt Titiroa: Departing from our Lakefront Helipad, we fly over Lake Te Anau and Manapouri township to land in the Hunter Mountains and relax in a sun washed cirque complete with its own mountain tarn. We will then continue on to Mt Titiroa with sculptural limestone outcrops, small lakes and mountain vistas with many more beautiful photographic opportunities with a completely different look to our first location.
Duration: 40 mins flying time and 30 mins at each location – 1 hour 40 minutes approximately
Flight Option 4:
Tutoko Glacier: Departing from our Lakefront Helipad, we follow the shores of Lake Te Anau heading north over Milford Sound to Tutoko Glacier. Here we will make a landing where there is sure to be snow year round! On the way home we can make a second landing at Lake Quill, head of the Sutherland Falls, one of the highest in the Southern Hemisphere. This is a beautiful location with a large lake and panoramic views. We then return to Te Anau.
Duration: 1.25 hours flying time and 30 mins at each location – total 2 hours 15mins approximately
"Couldn’t have been better!"
We organised our wedding in NZ with Southern Lakes Helicopters and couldn’t have been happier with the whole thing. The staff were friendly and professional and were willing to help with every last detail of our plans. We can’t praise this company highly enough. Worth every cent! - Hannah Goldsack, United Kingdom