Milford Sound Scenic Helicopter Flight From Te Anau

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Highlights & inclusions

Spectacular 1 hour 45 minute Milford Sound flight
Great way to enjoy Fiordland scenery
Fly high above the remote Wick Mountains
Look out for Lake Iceberg
Soak up the stunning views of Mitre Peak
Land at Lake Quill

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Thu, Jul 18, 2024

What you can expect

Experience the majestic beauty of Milford Sound on a breathtaking scenic helicopter flight from Te Anau with two unforgettable alpine landings. Lifting off from a lakeside helipad, follow the shores of Lake Te Anau to your first alpine landing at Mt Skelmorlie. Take a moment to admire the famous Milford Track and Clinton Valley before returning to the helicopter for a flight over the remote Wick Mountains and Lake Icebergs.

As you circle the fiord, views of Mitre Peak and Milford Sound begin to unfold as you soar high over McKinnon Pass. Land at Lake Quill, the second alpine landing of the tour located in a hanging alpine valley that feeds the famous Sutherland Falls. Returning to Te Anau, the 1 hour and 45 minute helicopter flight is a fantastic way to tick Milford Sound off your travel bucket list covering remote locations that can only be seen from the air!


What you need to know

  • One hour 45 minute scenic helicopter flight
  • Two landings
  • Appreciate the beauty of Mitre Peak and Piopiotahi/Milford Sound
  • Take in birds-eye views of some of the highest and most-photographed mountains in Fiordland
  • Set down at Mt. Skelmorlie and Lake Quill for a different perspective
  • This flight is available Monday to Sunday.
  • This experience is 1 hour and 45 minutes in duration.
  • This experience takes place in Fiordland, NZ.
Departure Location
  • This experience is located at Southern Lakes Helicopters, 79 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau.
What To Bring
  • Sturdy shoes, pants, and a light jacket
  • Wearing warm layers is a good idea since it can be a little colder up in the mountains at our landing location but nice and warm inside the helicopter
Additional Information
  • There are no age restrictions however, any children under four will travel for free on parents lap and safety belts are provided
  • Children over four legally require their own seat
  • Full names and weights of all passengers prior to boarding the aircraft are required
  • Minimum numbers do apply - two persons per flight - subject to aircraft availability
  • You can watch the aircraft take off however space in office is limited
  • The pilots make a weather call each morning. Passengers are welcome to call the office for an update
  • Most of the flights are wheelchair accessible
  • The number of passengers and weight will determine the most the suitable aircraft
Cancellation Policy
  • __Standard Scenic flights__
  • if your cancellation is due to unforeseen circumstances and:
  • More than 48 hours notice is given, no payment will be taken from your card.
  • Less than 48 hours notice is given, a 50% payment will be taken from your card.
  • If no notice is given and you do not show up for your flight, 100% payment will be taken from your card. __Exclusive charter/group bookings__
  • require a 20% deposit to confirm.
  • If bookings are cancelled within 7 days of departure the full fare will be billed.
  • All deposits are deducted from final payments and are not an additional charge.
  • All deposits are NON REFUNDABLE from the time of payment unless a flight is cancelled due to weather conditions on the day.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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