Milford Helicopters is closed on Christmas Day

Dusky Sound

New Zealand’s best-kept secret.
Explore Dusky Sound Fiordland, the sound untouched for thousands of years.
From Te Anau Airport, the gateway to Fiordland and Lake Manapouri, soar above the Kilcoy Mountains before descending into Dusky Sound. One of the largest fiords in the Fiordland National Park, you’ll land among the peaks and take in all the beauty, peace and wilderness that have existed here for thousands of years. From there, take off again through towering mountain peaks to another alpine landing before heading back to Manapouri.

What’s included:

  • Scenic helicopter flight through Dusky Sound

  • Two remote landings

  • In-flight commentary from your knowledgeable pilot via two-way communication

Your journey with us

Book now
View of Te Anau township


Arrive at Te Anau

Arrive at the Te Anau Airport [42 Aviation Drive] 15 minutes before your flight.

Preflight Check and Orientation


Pre-flight orientation & safety briefing

Complete a passenger information form if required, then relax and enjoy the stunning views while your pilot readies the aircraft. You will undergo your safety briefing before boarding the helicopter.

Two women wearing headsets while seated inside a Fiordland helicopter, looking out the window, dressed in warm clothing.



Time to get in the heli. Your pilot and ground crew will ensure that you are comfortable, buckled in, and have your headset on and ready to go.

Aerial view of a fiordland landscape with snow-capped peaks, dense forests, and a distant lake partially obscured by clouds.



The heli takes off, and you’re airborne. Soar above the Kilcoy Mountains before descending into Dusky Sound, learning the stories and history of the region from your pilot as you fly.

Two people sitting on a snowy hillside in Fiordland, waving at a helicopter taking off in a mountainous landscape.


Remote landing

Your pilot chooses a secluded spot amongst the peaks to land. They’ll let you out in a remote, alpine location, where you’ll be fully immersed in nature’s views. Be sure to snap some photos.

A fiordland helicopter with a "" logo parked on a mountain overlooking a river and distant hills.


Back to the helicopter

Loaded back in the helicopter, you’ll again fly high above stunning Fiordland views as you head back to the Te Anau Airport.

Two women taking a selfie next to a Fiordland helicopter on a mountain at sunset.


Share your experience

We’d love to hear about your flight, and so will your family and friends. Make sure to tag #teanauhelictopers in your photos if you’d like to be featured on our socials.