• Inspiration from Above

    Breathtaking scenery is just the beginning

We offer a wide range of scenic flights as well as scenic flight packages that combine activities like guided hiking, jet boating or cycling. All flights are weather permitting.


  • As a wheelchair user, Southern Lakes helicopters were amazing. Right from arranging the flight to lifting me into the helicopter, they were great. We had 2 landings which were awesome and even saw a pod of dolphins.

    Cathy – May 2021 – NZ


  • WORTH EVERY PENNY! We did the Doubtful Sound flight and it was the most amazing experience I have ever done! Craig was an amazing pilot who was super chill and easy to chat with and made it just that little bit better.

    Mackenzie – February 2021 – Stewart Island, NZ


  • Our photos do not do justice to the feeling of standing what felt like the top of the world. The feeling of total amazement was worth every dollar it cost to do and I’d do it again when we can. This is an absolute must do and I’d highly recommend Southern Lakes Helicopters.



    Phil – August 2021 – Havelock North, NZ



  • Friendly and experienced pilot pointed out various sights on the way, before landing on one peak for a fabulous photo-op and swap who was sitting at the front. We landed at the Luxmore Hut with no-one else around and after a quick look at the cave there, with icicles all over the entrance then we headed down to the lake.


    Karen S – July 2021 – NZ