• 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.

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…

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!)…

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