• 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.

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…

7 days in the South Island can be the trip of a lifetime

August 28, 2018

For the love of open roads and wide-open spaces, endless untamed beaches and majestic fiords, here’s an itinerary that we believe captures the best of the…

New Zealand Scenic Flights to knock your socks off

June 27, 2018

New Zealand might be a small country, but we've got scenery that will knock your socks off (that means surprise and amaze you, in kiwi-speak!)…

Get to know the ‘real’ New Zealand: Our favourite Fiordland activities

June 5, 2018

Experiencing the ‘real’ New Zealand is a great reason to include a few nights in Fiordland as part of your itinerary. You might call us bias,…

Milford Sound Day Trip: What are the options?

May 14, 2018

Not visiting Milford Sound when you travel to New Zealand is like missing out on the Eiffel Tower when in Paris! Here are your best…

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