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Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound

There’s a reason they’re the most popular sounds in New Zealand.
Why not tick them both off your bucket list? Discover the breathtaking Milford and Doubtful Sounds from the skies.
Explore both Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, and you’ll cover nearly half the Fiordland National Park. Fly over soaring mountain ranges, remote valleys and hidden lakes, and you’ll feel the vastness of Fiordland and its uninhabited beauty like never before. There’ll be endless photo opportunities, a remote landing to immerse you in nature, and views you won’t ever forget.

What’s included:

  • Scenic helicopter flight through Milford and Doubtful Sounds

  • Two remote landings

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

Your journey with us

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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. Take in the sights of the beautiful Lake Manapouri as your pilot heads towards the sounds, sharing the stories and history of the region 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 to land. They’ll let you out into the remote Fiordland wilderness, where you’ll be immersed in nature’s incredible 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.