Heli Scenic – Fiordland

A truly unforgettable scenic helicopter journey into Fiordland.

Board your exclusive Squirrel helicopter for a special journey into Fiordland and the majestic Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. With millions of hectares of unspoilt beauty carved by glaciers over thousands of years, this really is a sight to behold and best accessed by helicopter. The landscape in this park, situated in south-west New Zealand, has been shaped by successive glaciations into fjords, rocky coasts, towering cliffs, lakes and waterfalls. Two-thirds of the park is covered with southern beech and podocarps, some of which are over 800 years old. The kea, the only alpine parrot in the world, lives in the park, as does the rare and endangered takahe, a large flightless bird.

Te Wahipounamu comprises the least-disturbed tenth of New Zealand’s land mass, with some 2 million hectares of temperate rainforest. It contains the best modern representation of the ancient flora and fauna of Gondwanaland. Glaciers are an important feature of the area.

Your helicopter journey will be punctuated by several superb landings in and amongst the park as well as a picnic lunch to be taken at your leisure. We recommend a mountain landing perhaps next to an alpine lake, a spectacular coastal landing and of course a glacial landing.

Booking an Adventure Central Helicopter trip assures you exclusive helicopter use. We use Squirrel helicopters from recognised operators that provide the level of care and machinery required. Additionally, Adventure Central provides safety, local knowledge, hiking accessibility, contingency plans, photography, waters and snacks.

Options include:

  • Milford Sound Scenic with 1.5 hrs flytime. Allow 3 hours for total duration, including short hikes and stops.
  • Extended Fiordland Scenic with 2.5 hrs flytime. Allow 5 hours for total duration, including lunch, short hikes and additional stops.
  • Combine a Helicopter Charter with Heli Hiking, return to Queenstown via water taxi or gondola.


Contact Adventure Central to book your Milford Sound Heli Scenic flight.