Located in the southwest corner of New Zealand’s South Island, Fjordland National Park is truly one of the most beautiful and serene destinations in the world. Its towering peaks, deep inlets, and sprawling forests make it look like something straight out of Lord of the Rings (what else??).
Established in 1952, Fjordland has become one of the finest biological preserves in the world, hosting an incredibly diverse variety of plant and animal life. Its geographical features were most likely carved long ago by glaciers at a time when ice covered much of the Earth. The resulting landscape makes it perfect for hiking, sailing, and of course, a helicopter tour!
Even though human activity is very limited in the park, deer hunting by helicopter was very common for several decades, both for sport and for commercial activity. There have also been recent attempts to open up small parts of the park for commercial mining. Luckily, a reduced deer population has kept helicopter activity to touring-purposes only; locals and visitors alike have a great amount of respect and reverence for the park’s natural beauty and biological offerings.
I think they may have a point.