Thursday, July 24th, 2014

“Best Day Out”- Fiordland Helicopters Dusky & Doubtful Sound Scenic Flight

We received this feedback and great photos from a lovely family who treated themselves to our Gold Star Dusky Sound  Heli-Experience last weekend.

“Just a quick note to say I had the BEST day out with the flight, words just can’t describe it…. thank you so much! I can see why people keep coming back to see you guys every year! And it really added to the adventure to hear about the local history. When you said to let you know if I wanted to stop anywhere, I suppose I was looking for a runway, lol! I never imagined you could stop in the places you did, and to be able to get out and be on the top of a mountain was just so magical and awe inspiring”.

Jo, Canada & NZ

 

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If anyone else has any images they would like to share of their flight into Fiordland, please email them and we will add them on here for others to see – because, as we keep hearing… “words just can’t describe it”.

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

PHOTOGRAPHY IN FIORDLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Contemplating a photography flight into Fiordland?  Email us now.  Pilots Jonathan Larrivee & Kim Hollows have spent many many hours flyng around Fiordland helping photographers & filmmakers find that “perfect” spot to capture that ‘perfect’ shot.  That experience sets them apart.  Count on them to scout out the best scenic locations for your FIORDLAND AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMING REQUIREMENTS.

Photo & testimonial kindly supplied by Crystal Brindle

“My helicopter flight on December 29th exceeded my expectations! Our pilot, Jonathon was willing to meet us at 6 am in order    capture the best light of the day. I had an idea of where I wanted to fly but let him take us to additional locations based on his expertise. This was a great decision and I am certain that he showed us the best of Fiordland. I recommend Fiordland Helicopters to anyone who desires to see Fiordland in all of its untouched glory. In only two hours we flew over incredible wilderness – glacial lakes, deep forests, rugged canyons, steep mountain passes, snow-capped peaks, and Doubtful Sound out to the Tasman Sea. We experienced the solitude of Fiordland National Park by stepping outside of our helicopter.This company’s long history of flight experience is evident in a conversation with Jonathon and their commitment to conservation work is impressive. If you want to see the best of New Zealand and one of the world’s greatest landscapes, look no further than Fiordland Helicopters.”  Crystal Brindle, Australia

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Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Fiordland Helicopters

Fiordland Frontier Supplies

May 14 at 4:22pm

Thanks to Jonathon and Jill and the team at FIORDLAND HELICOPTERS for their help with great sponsorship for the Fiordland Big 3. These guys have been supporters from the first one and it is much appreciated by all those involved. https://www.facebook.com/FiordlandBig3?fref=ts

via Fiordland Helicopters.

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Ready to hunt wapiti – news – southland-times | Stuff.co.nz

Fiordland Helicopters Chief Pilot Jonathan Larrivee gives a pre-flight briefing to a group of local Te Anau hunters before taking off into Fiordland for a week hunting.   The Fiordland Wapiti herd are carefully managed by the Fiordland Wapiti Foundation.

 

Ready to hunt wapiti – news – southland-times | Stuff.co.nz.

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Fiordland Helicopters Scenic Flight Departures

 

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Guests staying at the luxurious Dock Bay Lodge, which borders the Te Anau Golf Course, and is located on the edge of Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland National Park are able to depart from this stunning setting, a few steps off the patio.  Absolutely stunning, right from take off.

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

FIORDLAND WAPITI FOUNDATION (FWF) WAPITI BLOCKS – 2014 WAPITI BALLOT RESULTS OUT NOW.

Congratulations to all hunters who have won a block in the 2014  Fiordland Wapiti Foundation Ballot which was drawn in            Te Anau this morning.

Fiordland Helicopters operate Hughes 500′s and provide safe efficient access into all hunting areas in Fiordland including the  FWF Wapiti blocks. We have been flying in Fiordland for over 30 years, our pilots are hunters themselves and they are happy to share their local knowledge to make your trip as successful as possible.  Please call or email Jonathan Larrivee at Fiordland Helicopters info@fiordlandhelicopters.co.nz  as soon as possible for information on landing spots, camp sites, accessibility etc,  and for specific pricing for your hunting party.

 

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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

THE KEPLER COMBO HELI-JET-HIKE

Looking for a fun, friendly, inspiring Fiordland day tour?

We’ve combined 3 of Te Anau’s best activities for you.

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THE KEPLER COMBO

Fiordland Helicopters continually aim to provide a high level of customer service and satisfaction, doing the best we can to showcase the Fiordland we know to visitors in a safe, friendly, personal way.  After joining Lex & Shirley at Te Anau’s Luxmore Jet  recently on the Jetboat & guided walk section of the ‘ Kepler Combo’,  we know this high level of service is consistent throughout the whole KEPLER COMBO –  HELI-JET-HIKE experience.  What an awesome trip!

Lex & Shirley are wonderful hosts who share their local knowledge of the area with that great friendly spirit that Southlanders are becoming known for all over the world.  They were sheep farmers for many years before their passion for the Fiordland National Park, boating, fishing and hiking lured them to the Te Anau Manapouri area, launching the Luxmore Jet in 2003.

The whole experience is taken care of for you in a friendly & personal way .  Lex effortlessly guides the boat through the unspoiled World Heritage Area and chats to clients with ease about local history, culture and wildlife.  Shirley is an experienced nature guide, and accompanies clients on the hike along a portion of the Kepler Track, sharing her vast knowledge of the flora & fauna and the Fiordland National Park; a place she fondly refers to as ‘Mother Nature’s Garden’.  In real kiwi style, Shirley pours you a good hot ‘cuppa’ along the way.

 

Any combination of HELI-JET-HIKE  is possible… You can HELI-HIKE, HELI-JET, OR JET-HIKE, and the combination is available with any Fiordland Helicopters scenic flight.

It is one of the most family friendly Fiordland experiences you will find.

 

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Playing in the Fiordland Snow

Fiordland and the Southern Lakes Region has plenty of snow to play in right now.

A common request from visitors is a snow landing and a chance to walk on snow for the first time ever.  There are plenty of great snow patches to play in in Fiordland and the Southern Lakes Region at the moment.  Warning – snow landings sometimes come with flying snow balls like this one!

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Successful Hunting Season

Both recreational and Department of Conservation hunters contribute to the eradication of pests in Fiordland National Park. These specially trained and permitted dogs can’t wait to get into the helicopter and appear to enjoy the flight out to the remote islands off the Fiordland coast. Hunting dogs play a large part in helping the hunters locate animals, working towards pest free sanctuaries for native species.

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Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Helicopter Hunter Transport into Fiordland Wapiti Foundation (FWF) Wapiti Blocks – 2013 Wapiti Ballot Results out now.

 

Congratulations to all hunters who have won a block in the 2013 Fiordland Wapiti Foundation Ballot which was drawn October 27th in Te Anau.

Fiordland Helicopters operate Hughes 500’s and provide safe efficient access into all hunting areas in Fiordland including the  FWF Wapiti blocks. We have been flying in Fiordland for over 30 years, our pilots are hunters themselves and they are happy to share their local knowledge to make your trip as successful as possible.  Please call or email Jonathan Larrivee at Fiordland Helicopters as soon as possible for information on landing spots, camping sites, accessibility etc etc,   and for specific pricing for your hunting party into your block.