• Flying in Fiordland

    A Southern Lakes Helicopters Travel Blog

Tales from the Sky – A Blog by Southern Lakes Helicopters

With more than 30 years experience in the aviation industry, and a passion for all things Fiordland, our blog gives you an insiders’ peek into what life is like from the skies. Whether it’s a recommendation for a two-night Fiordland itinerary or a story about the time we met Elijah Wood, you’ll find our posts unique, colourful and as kiwi as they come.

Explore Fiordland via helicopter – the perfect tour for any traveler

April 26, 2022

Did you know that the Fiordland National Park is spread across an area of 12,607 square kilometres? That makes it the biggest national park in…

The most instagrammable spots around the South Island

February 22, 2022

Aotearoa is world famous for its stunning beauty, untouched wilderness and photo backdrop opportunities that seem to be out of the world. We have listed…

Hotspots for the Ultimate Outdoor Adventures on Aotearoa’s South Island

February 1, 2022

There is no doubt that Aotearoa/New Zealand is world famous for its beautiful and diverse landscape. But the kiwi ingenuity of creating new extreme sports…

A Long Weekend Guide to Hunting and Fishing in the South Island

November 3, 2021

New Zealand’s South Island is home to incredible hunting and fishing opportunities, found across an unbelievable variety of vibrant landscapes. One moment you could be…

Your Guide to the Ultimate Kiwi Fishing Weekend

September 24, 2021

Now that we’re in COVID-19 Alert Level 2 here in Te Anau and the Fiordland region, we’re open and operating again. And it means we’re able to get stuck into planning some exhilarating spring and summer…

A Snapshot of Sustainable Hunting Around the World!

September 10, 2021

When well-planned and conservation-friendly, hunting can be a thrilling hobby for outdoor adventurists and a unique way to see the world. Here at Southern Lakes Helicopters, we have…


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