Half Day Doubtful Sound - Southern Lakes Helicopters

Doubtful sound is one of the largest and most spectacular fiords. It maori name patea, means sound of silence, and you can experience this on our Doubtful scenic flight as it offers a spectacular birds' eye view of the rugged mountains, waterfalls and rainforests.


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  • 70 minute scenic flight.
  • Two remote alpine landings, one on top of scenic Mount Kidd.
  • Enjoy stunning birds eye views of Doubtful Sound, the ‘Sound of Silence’.
  • Soak up the beauty of Campbell’s Kingdom – a fairytale-like hanging valley.


  • Scenic flight including mountain landings.
  • In-flight commentary to highlight the points of interest.

Day 1 : Doubtful Sound Scenic

Setting off from our Te Anau base, you will soar high above the Iris Burn Valley and Lake Manapouri, also known as the "Lake of Many Islands". Here you will be able to spot the infamous West Arm Power Station before flying up and over the Wilmot Pass into Doubtful Sound. This long and winding fiord is one of Fiordlands' deepest and is home to a number of stunning waterfalls. If the weather is suitable, your helicopter will detour into the magical Campbells Kingdom, a beautiful hanging valley encompassing a lake and a waterfall which really is the stuff of fairy tales brought to life. From here, you will soar over the Main Divide of the Southern Alps for a second remote landing at the scenic Mount Kidd. Make sure you have your camera or phone well charged for this flight as you'll want to re-visit the scenes and landscapes you visit over and over again!

Meals: None


Departs: Daily all year round (All flights are subject to weather conditions on the day).

We fly on demand, our office hours are 8am-5.30pm 7 days a week.

Pickup/Return: Lakefront Helipad located at 79 Lakefront Drive Te Anau.

What to Bring:

Warm layer of clothing
Sturdy shoes

Extra Costs:

No extra costs with the flight unless you would like to do one of our add ons. These include a picnic at one of the landings or a hike option. 


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