Doubtful Sound: Scenic Flight with 2 Landings

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Southern Lakes Helicopters

Doubtful Sound: Scenic Flight with 2 Landings

Activity provider: Southern Lakes Helicopters

From US$ 528.80 per person

Take in spectacular bird’s-eye views of the rugged mountains, waterfalls, and rainforests of the fiord on a Doubtful Sound scenic flight. Cruise through the air in a helicopter for 1 hour and 10 minutes.

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Duration 70 minutes
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  • Experience 2 remote alpine landings, one atop scenic Mount Kidd
  • Enjoy stunning bird's-eye views of Doubtful Sound, the ‘Sound of Silence’
  • Soak up the beauty of Campbell’s Kingdom, a fairytale-like hanging valley
Full description
Experience the stunning Fiordland National Park from the sky. Soar high above the Iris Burn Valley and Lake Manapouri, also known as the "Lake of Many Islands". Spot the infamous West Arm Power Station on Lake Manapouri before flying up and over the Wilmot Pass into Doubtful Sound. This long and winding fiord is one of Fiordland’s deepest and is home to a number of stunning waterfalls. Your helicopter will detour into magical Campbell’s Kingdom, a beautiful hanging valley encompassing a lake and a waterfall. This is the stuff of fairytales. From here, take a peek at Bradshaw Sound before soaring over the Main Divide of the Southern Alps for a second remote landing at scenic Mount Kidd. Make sure you have the camera or phone well charged for this flight — you’ll want to revisit the scenes and landscapes you visit over and over again.
  • 1 hour and 10-minute scenic helicopter flight
  • 2 mountain landings
  • In-flight commentary highlighting the points of interest
  • Professional and experienced pilot
  • Full safety briefing

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the office of Southern Lakes Helicopters.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing
    • Sunglasses
    • Closed-toe shoes

    Not allowed

    • Drones
    • Selfie sticks

    Know before you go

    •  All flights are weather-dependent
    •  Minimum numbers apply
    •  The weight of all passengers is required in considering aircraft balance
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 9 reviews

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    Atemberaubend schöne Landschaft, tolle Landeplätze. Reichlich Informationen, sehr erfahrener Pilot

    March 5, 2023


    Awesome flight pilot very knowledgeable had a great time

    December 31, 2022

    Fantastic trip. The best way to see the Sounds. The 2 landings on the top of mountains made it extra special. Views were spectacular

    November 15, 2022

    Product ID: 257567