• 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.

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…

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,…

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