• 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.

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…

Wild and Wonderful Fiordland!

July 30, 2021

Fiordland is incredibly beautiful with its impossible waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, glorious fiords and lush rainforest: it’s the ultimate wilderness. And this wilderness is where Mother Nature rules. So to…

The 4 Things this Safety Manager Needs You to Do Before Your Great Walk

June 30, 2021

Sit down with a cuppa for a chat with Richie Hunter and his easy, casual, and friendly manner wouldn’t have you thinking that he’s been…

5 Surprising Facts about Fiordland That Even Kiwis Don’t Know

April 30, 2021

1. It’s even wetter than you thought.  Everyone’s seen the photographs of tourists in dripping wet raincoats on a big boat in the middle of Milford…

Your Must-Have Shot List: What Snaps to Take on the Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound Helicopter Tour These School Holidays

March 24, 2021

Talk to any traveller about their Kiwi holiday and they’ll say that exploring Doubtful Sound or Milford Sound was an absolute highlight. And little wonder; thanks…

What to see in the South Island – recommendations from a Fiordland helicopter pilot

February 25, 2021

The South Island of New Zealand is a place of spectacular beauty. With countless tranquil lakes, towering mountains, wildlife, hotsprings, and dense forests, it can…


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