Milford Sounds Helicopter Flights, New Zealand
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Milford Helicopters Introduction
Milford Helicopters offer Milford Sound helicopter flights out of Te Anau. Our Milford Sound sightseeing helicopter flights are operated by professional staff who have a wealth of aviation experience in New Zealand's rugged South Island.
Milford Helicopters was formed in 1988 with one helicopter based in Milford Sound, and in 1996 a second helicopter was purchased, also
based in Milford Sound.
Milford Helicopters is the only aviation firm that bases its operations from Milford Sound, and undertakes all types of commercial work as well as hunting and fishing trips.
Our Milford Sound Helicopter Flights
Sutherland Falls – Sit back and enjoy Milford Sound sightseeing as the helicopter flies you up the Arthur Valley following the Milford Track. Land at the top of Sutherland Falls on the edge of Lake Quill. Then cross the McKinnon Pass to view the Clinton Valleys and return to Milford via the Joes Valley and Lake Ada.
Mitre Peak – Depart the helipad and fly over Milford Sound to the Bowen Falls. Fly to the famous Mitre Peak and the Pembroke Glacier. Return to Milford via Harrison Cove.
Glacier Galore – This Milford Sound helicopter flight will take you to the Bowen Falls, the Harrison Valley and past Lake Never Never, then it's on to the breath taking Tutoko Glacier, landing if weather permits. Return to Milford via Turners Pass and the Age Glacier.
The Grand Tour – Combine Mitre Peak, Sutherland Falls and Glaciers Galore scenic flights and you have the Grand Tour. This Milford Sound helicopter flight follows the Arthur's Valley to the Sutherland Falls to your first landing. Then fly to the Tutoko Glacier, landing if weather permits. Return to Milford via the Harrison Valley and Mitre Peak.
commercial work, including lifting, supply work, aerial photography and avalanche control.
About the Milford Sound
Described by Rudyard Kipling as the "eighth wonder of the world", Milford Sound is the majestic jewel in the crown of New Zealand's tourist hotspots.
The best known of all the fiords of the South Island's West Coast, it measures approximately 17 kilometres from the head of the sound to the open sea, and is the only one accessible by road.
A highlight is Bowen Falls, breathtaking as it hurtles 165 metres into the sea, flanked by sheer rock cliffs and dwarfed by Mitre Peak. It is sights such as this that make Milford Sound truly spectacular after rain, of which it receives an astonishing seven metres of each year.
Dolphins, crested penguins and fur seals are permanent residents around the entrance of the sound, and it is possible to view aquatic life at an underwater observatory.
For divers there is also the chance to see black coral at relatively shallow depths. Milford Sound is also the finishing point for the world famous Milford Track.