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Scenic Te Anau Helicopter Flight - 30 Minutes

On this scenic 30 minute Te Anau helicopter flight, view the Hidden Lakes and Kepler Mountains from the air with a landing on a pretty mountainside tarn.
Scenic Te Anau Helicopter Flight - 30 Minutes


  • 30 minute scenic helicopter flight over Te Anau

  • Soar over geological marvels and snow capped alpines

  • Soak up views of the Hidden Lakes

  • The perfect Fiordland scenic flight ‘sampler’

  • Land beside a pretty mountainside tarn

  • Fly over Lake Manapouri and Nor West Lakes

Soar high above the Kepler Mountains and enjoy a beautiful mountain tarn landing on this 30 minute scenic Te Anau helicopter flight with extraordinary views of the Hidden Lakes from the air. This sampler flight gives passengers a quick teaser of all the top things to see and do in Te Anau.

Departing from the lakeside base, the journey begins over Lake Te Anau and the famous Great Walk Trail. As you approach the Kepler Mountains, breathtaking views of the Hidden Lakes come into view. This scenic Te Anau flight will land at a mountain tarn allowing you a moment to appreciate the grandeur of the Main Divide and Fiordlands and take a breath of fresh alpine air.

Return to the helicopter for one last flyover of the Te Anau alpine scenery before touching back down in Te Anau after a splendid aerial tour of this spectacular corner of New Zealand.

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  • 30 minute scenic helicopter flight
  • One mountain tarn landing


  • Soar high above the Kepler Mountains and view the Kepler Track from the air
  • Land beside a pretty mountain tarn with views of the Main Divide
  • Enjoy viewing the ‘Hidden Lakes’ from the air


  • This flight is available from Monday to Sunday.


  • This experience is 30 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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