Dusky Doubtful Sound Helicopter Flight - 105 Minutes

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Highlights & inclusions

Soaring over picturesque Lake Manapouri
One of Fiordland’s largest and most remote fiords
Access to the sound is by sea or air only
Experience the beauty of this magical place
Fly over three more impressive fiords
Detour into Campbell’s Kingdom

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Fri, Jul 19, 2024

What you can expect

Only by the air can you uncover the spectacular beauty of the remote wilderness of New Zealand’s fiordlands with two special alpine landings. Book this Dusky Doubtful Sound helicopter flight to witness silent fiords, hanging valleys and waterfalls over an unforgettable 1 hour and 45 minute adventure.

Take off from the Te Anau lakefront helicopter pad and begin with a fly over Lake Manapouri and the Kilcoy Mountains before descending into Dusky Sounds for the first alpine landing at Mt Pender. Stretch the legs and take a moment to soak up the grandeur of the area.

Back in the air, you’ll follow the path of the 40km Dusky Sound dotted with over 350 islands, an area only accessible by sea or air. Fly over three more impressive fiords before dropping in over Crooked Arm in the Doubtful Sound to experience the beauty and solitude of this special landmark.

Detour into a unique hanging valley known as Campbell’s Kingdom complete with its own lake and waterfall. The magical scenic flight continues over the Southern Alps with a second landing at Mount Kidd boasting dramatic views as far as the eye can see. You don’t want to miss out on this extraordinary adventure from Te Anau.


What you need to know

  • One hour 45 minute scenic helicopter flight
  • Two landings
  • 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
  • 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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