• 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.

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…

Top Experiences in Te Anau under $50 or free

June 26, 2019

Travelling to what feels like the ends of the earth does have a few costs involved. But once you get here, there are plenty of…

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…


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