• 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.

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…

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…

The Perfect Weekend in Te Anau

January 31, 2020

Te Anau is the gateway to the southern wilderness area of Fiordland National Park and is set around the shores of Lake Te Anau. Postcard…

Must-do Day Walks Around Te Anau

August 30, 2019

Dubbed as the walking capital of the world, Fiordland is a natural wonderland made for exploring with your own two feet. With three New Zealand…

Best pit stops along Milford Sound Road

July 31, 2019

For many conscious travellers, driving 120 kilometres along State Highway 94 into the heart of Fiordland National Park from Te Anau to Milford Sound is…


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