• 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.

Fiordland’s finest waterfalls for you to explore

April 30, 2019

Fiordland’s waterfalls come in all shapes and sizes. But accessibility is key to exploring these precious natural wonders. By foot, by car, by boat or…

Discovering the history and spirit of Te Anau

May 31, 2019

Tucked away in a faraway corner of the world, Te Anau in Southland is at the southernmost region of New Zealand’s South Island. Majestic fiords,…

7 Must-Do Fiordland Events During Off-Season

March 25, 2019

As isolated as Fiordland can be, this natural wonderland is also host to some cool and quirky events that will entice you to plan a trip out here sooner rather than later.  …

Why heli-hikes are really the best of both worlds

January 31, 2019

For years, the popularity of heli-hikes as a bucket list experience has grown and it’s pretty obvious why. You get flown around by a highly-skilled,…

Where to eat, sleep, and play in Te Anau

November 30, 2018

Known as the gateway to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, Te Anau is so much more than meets the eye. Home to around 2,000…

The best Fiordland photography from the skies

September 25, 2018

Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Area, the natural wonders of Fiordland are out of this world spectacular. But are the views better when you’ve…


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