• 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.

Flying over human history: Southern Fiordland’s ghosts

November 23, 2020

Wild and rugged Southern Fiordland is rich with history – this was the land of Māori, gold miners, whalers, conservationists, explorers and madmen! Our History…

Milford Sound for New Zealanders: What to expect

September 9, 2020

Ancient rainforests, deep black fiords, and rock-carved glaciers - the incredible landscape of Milford Sound certainly makes you sit up and pay attention. For nature…

Four ultimate Fiordland experiences

March 26, 2020

Fiordland is a bucket list destination with a variety of world-class experiences to match. With its striking glacier carved landscape, Fiordland is dominated by the…

Driving from Queenstown to Fiordland – Tips for first timers

October 9, 2020

When you’re this close to Fiordland, to what is described by Rudyard Kipling as the Eighth Wonder of the World, then making the most of…

Up close and personal with Fiordland wildlife

February 28, 2020

Have your eyes peeled and binoculars ready, here are our four of our favourite feathered friends for you to spot in Fiordland. These native New…

What to expect on a Milford Sound flight

October 31, 2019

A scenic helicopter flight takes flying to a whole different level. A fully sensorial experience that’s definitely one to tick off the bucket list. Once…


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