• Hollyford, Big Bay & Doubtful Sound Heli-hike

Exclusive Experience
NZ$13,5001-5paxHollyford, Big Bay, Doubtful Sound

  • Minimum Pax 1
  • Duration Full day
  • Cost 13,5001-5pax
  • Depart from Te Anau

Combine stunning mountains, Milford Sound, rugged coastline and a beautiful hike and you’ve got what we think is the ultimate day in Fiordland! This spectacular full-day Fiordland itinerary has it all – if Fiordland had a ‘Greatest Hits’, this would be it.

Departing our lakeside base in Te Anau, soar up and over Lake Te Anau to beautiful Lake Erskine for your first landing. Suspended between maunga (mountains) and with panoramic views in every direction, this has got to be the best way to start a day!

From here, continue north to land next to the Hidden Falls, on the Hollyford Track. Enjoy exploring this well-formed track through native beech forest – an easy-going hike that will take around 3 hours, where you’ll arrive at Lake Alabaster Hut/Wāwāhi Waka and the helicopter will be waiting.

It’s all aboard again for the flight over the Hollyford River and Lake Alabaster/Wāwāhi Waka to Awarua Bay/Big Bay, where you will be treated to a gourmet packed lunch and drinks. Soak it all in – this has got to be the meaning of ‘dining with a view’!

From Awarua Bay/Big Bay we’ll fly the coastal route, soaring over beautiful Piopiotahi/Milford Sound to land at Lake Quill – head of the magnificent Sutherland Falls. Then we’ll head south – over mountains carved by ancient glaciers – to reach Patea/Doubtful Sound. The final landing is at Campbell’s Kingdom, a fairytale-like hanging valley home to its own small lake and waterfall. Return to Te Anau, and back down to reality, over the Main Divide and the remote Kepler mountain range.

  • Enjoy hiking an easygoing section of the Hollyford Track
  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch with a view at Big Bay
  • Land at magnificent Lake Quill and at Campbell’s Kingdom, a hanging valley

Please note, this is an exclusive experience and the price listed is for up to 5 people + guide.

  • ”We could not take our eyes off the scenery that stretched out before us and below us