Half Day Dusky & Doubtful Sound - Southern Lakes Helicopters

Journey deep into the heart of Fiordland's remote wilderness: silent fiords, hanging valleys and waterfalls.


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  • 1 hour 45 minute scenic flight.
  • Land at Mt Pender in Dusky Sound, one of our most remote Fiords.
  • Fly over stunning Campbell’s Kingdom, a unique hanging valley in Doubtful Sound.
  • Enjoy a second landing at stunning Mt Kidd.


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

Day 1 : Dusky & Doubtful Sound

Departing from our Te Anau lakefront helicopter pad, begin by soaring over picturesque Lake Manapouri and above the Kilcoy mountains. A landing is made at Mt Pender, where we shut down the helicopter to enable you to soak up the grandeur of the rohe (area). One of Fiordland’s largest and most remote fiords, 40km-long Dusky Sound is dotted with more than 350 small islands. Access to the sound is by sea or air only – very few people get to experience the beauty of this magical place. Once airborne again, you’ll fly over three more impressive fiords before descending into Crooked Arm in Doubtful Sound. Doubtful Sound’s Māori name is Patea, which translates as the ‘Sound of Silence’ because of the total serenity that blankets the Sound, Doubtful is long, winding, and home to several stunning waterfalls. While flying up this fiord you’ll detour into a unique hanging valley known as Campbell’s Kingdom, complete with its own lake and waterfall. The return journey flies aloft the Main Divide of the Southern Alps with a second landing at Mt Kidd, a remote alpine location with dramatic views.

Meals: None


Departs: Daily all year around (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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