Very few people get to see Dusky Sound due to its remoteness. This is a great option for those who like to 'get off the beaten track' and are interested in the history of the area!
Departing and returning from the Fiordland Lodge lawn, Dusky Sound is an incredibly beautiful, remote fiord made up of more than 350 small islands. It is one of the largest fiords at 40kms in length and is New Zeland's largest sound.
This flight takes you over the picturesque Lake Manapouri and above the Kilcoy mountains before descending into Dusky Sound. A landing is made at Mt Pender, where we shut the helicopter down to enable you to fully experience the beauty and solitude of this special historic area.
When airborne again, you fly over top of 3 more impressive fiords before descending into Crooked Arm in Doubtful Sound. Doubtful sound is about 12-15 times larger than Milford Sound and absolutely spectacular by air. While flying up this fiord you detour into a unique hanging valley known as Campbell’s Kingdom, complete with its own lake and waterfall.
The return journey takes you aloft the Main Divide of the Southern Alps with a second landing at Mt Kidd, a remote alpine location with dramatic views.
Trip Duration: 1 hour 40 min - 2 landings
Key Points: Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, Mt Kidd
Price: NZ $1100.00 Price is per person