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50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown provided by Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown

50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
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Recommended by 98% of travellers
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
50m
Group size:
6
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9180P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
50m
Departure details
  • 35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat (0-3 years old sit on adults lap)
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers must supply accurate weights upon booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • 35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Duration
50m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat (0-3 years old sit on adults lap)
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers must supply accurate weights upon booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    35 Lucas Place
    35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    See address & details
  • 1
    Mount Aspiring National Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    Enjoy a landing on top of a snowy glacier .
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Nicky2015
Sydney, Australia468 contributions
Amazing experience: best pilot and best landing ever on a glacier. Luke our pilot was incredible, very good commentary from him while he flew and answered questions. Great flying skills as well manoeuvred smoothly along mountains and onto powder soft snow for our landing.
Written July 6, 2022
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Hi Nicholle, Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are so pleased that you had such an incredible experience on our trip whilst in Queenstown. We proud ourselves on our amazing pilots and their knowledge of the local area, I will certainly pass on this wonderful feedback. We hope to see you again in the near future! Kind regards, Tegan
Written July 10, 2022
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Isaac J
6 contributions
Couples
Great experience. The pilot, Luke, was very friendly. Luke gave great commentary as we were in the air and offered to take photos for us when we did the landings. All staff involved were very accommodating and helpful as we had to shuffle our booking around due to weather conditions. I would highly recommend Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters Queenstown.
Written March 1, 2021
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Jet64758409426
Hi Isaacja, Thank you for your review and flying with us. We are glad to hear you had a great flight with Luke and enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you back in Queenstown in the future. Thanks, Liv
Written March 5, 2021
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Sydney_AustraliaDee
Sydney, Australia125 contributions
Visiting Queenstown from Australia for a birthday celebration, I was looking for an exceptional experience and after looking at what was on offer am so pleased we chose Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters for their Glacier Explorer tour. The whole process was seamless and the company demonstrated utmost professionalism, commencing with the booking. Our pilot Alfie was outstanding with his expertise. Although not our first helicopter trip (first in NZ), both my us husband and I agreed this was probably the most awe inspiring. We were so lucky with the weather as it was clear blue skies the day we travelled, and enabled us to take some fabulous photos both in the air and on the glacier. Don’t hesitate...this is a must do experience.
Written June 5, 2021
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Hi Sydney_AustraliaDee, Thank you for such an awesome review! Our Glacier Explorer trip is such a great flight, so lucky that the weather was perfect for you. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Claudia
Written June 6, 2021
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john m
Nottingham, UK45 contributions
Couples
One of the best trips we’ve ever done. The bus driver, pilot and the booking crew were so friendly and informative, and courteous, the flight itself was so good. We went just close enough to the mountains and glacier face you felt like you could touch it and the time out the helicopter on the glacier itself was just long enough to take photos which the pilot was happy to take for you.
Not cheap but well worth it
Written July 22, 2021
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Hi John, Thank you so much for your review. So glad to hear you loved your experience, we really appreciate your feedback :) Kind regards, Ruby
Written September 6, 2021
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Higgos
5 contributions
Fantastic experience. I am not great with heights but this is a must do. You will never get a better view of the mountains and landing on the glacier was fantastic. Pilot Jeremy was great, very friendly and knowledgeable. The whole team were excellent, keeping us informed to make sure we got on the flight due to itinerary changes as a result of lockdown. Highly recommended.
Written March 10, 2021
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Jet64758409426
Hi Higgos, Thank you very much for your review. So glad to hear you conquered your fear of heights - in the best way possible! Sounds like you had an amazing time. Kind regards, Claudia
Written March 12, 2021
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Terri S
6 contributions
Don't miss this, honestly if you can only do 1 tour in Queenstown, do this and do it with these guys. Amazing experience never to be forgotten and the team were great. We felt totally safe, equipment/helicopter was new and very comfortable. Our pilot Jeremy was informative, professional and very calming. We had to change times due to weather and the team were very flexible and helpful. We'll definitely go back for another tour.
Written June 14, 2021
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Hi Terri, Thank you for your amazing review! We look forward to seeing you again in the future for another exciting trip! Kind regards, Claudia
Written June 19, 2021
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Diane
Christchurch, New Zealand15 contributions
Great service, we were unable to do the flight we wanted due to weather. So pleased with the company to ring us and bring our flight forward and offer another flight. Jeremy was a great pilot and very accommodating to us girls who are scared of heights. The boys loved it. Great company to fly with very professional.
Written August 10, 2021
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Hi Diane, Thank you so much for your feedback, we are glad you loved your experience with us and we will be sure to pass this on to Jeremy. Kind regards, Ruby
Written September 6, 2021
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Osceola A
South Island, New Zealand5 contributions
Couples
This trip was an amazing experience. We had an awesome pilot Alfie. He took photos for those who wanted them while in the air and took his time so that we could get great photos and videos. The scenery was spectacular and the weather was great. I recommend this 50 minute flight for those who love the beauty of New Zealand seen in a different way.
Written April 3, 2021
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Jet64758409426
Hi Osceola, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us, we will pass your kind words onto Alfie. We are glad you loved your trip with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. Kind regards, Claudia
Written April 10, 2021
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David W
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Couples
The helicopter experience was one of the best things I have ever done. The close views of the snowy mountains are just stunning, and you have plenty of opportunity inside and outside of the helicopter to take pictures or video. The staff are all very friendly, calm and professional, with plenty of local knowledge. The helicopter is very modern with excellent views due to the all-around glass windows. The flight was very pleasant and smooth. You can tell that the pilot is very experienced and loves what he does. Definitely reccommended! Thank you very much for an awesome experience
Written June 20, 2021
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Hi David, Thank you for your review. We are so glad to hear you loved your trip and had such an amazing experience with us :) We hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards, Claudia
Written June 25, 2021
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Jordan
5 contributions
Couples
I booked a private charter for a Glacier landing so I could propose to my partner and our pilot Matt was absolutely amazing! My now fiancé and I were so impressed with him! His photos of our proposal were stunning - he should be a part time photographer as well as a pilot!

He was really thoughtful as well when my partner was sick on the way back in the Helicopter.

Can you please let him know it wasn’t his fault at all! She is very prone to travel sickness and because I surprised her with the Heli ride and the proposal it was all quite a lot for her haha.

Overall, it was a once in a lifetime experience and I cannot thank you guys and Matt enough for making the best day of our lives perfect.
Written May 17, 2021
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Hi Jordan, Thank you for your review, we are so pleased that we could assist you with planning the perfect proposal. I will make sure I pass that on to Matt :) Hope to see you again in the future - maybe for the wedding! Kind regards, Claudia
Written May 18, 2021
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Milford plus boat plus glazier excursion
Luke was excellent as pilot and guide. He was concerned about the customers well being. Trip was delightful. Mos
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Absolutely perfect!
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The Ultimate Experience
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Stunning, Inspiring and Fun
This trip makes lifetime memories. Our pilot Luke was exceptional. Very early departure from Queenstown just as the
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Epic
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Wow!! Milford extended with glacier & beach landing. By far one of the best helicopter tours we have ever done!!
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INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE
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Out of this world.
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Fantastic Views
Visited Queenstown for our honeymoon and decided to do the Kjet and Helicopter experience combo. Staff were very fr
mikeybucket
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Trip of a Lifetime
Absolutely Stunning flight with my wife & 15 yr old daughter. Danny our piolt was knowledgeable & fun. Even tho no
Janene878
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Amazing experience
Amazing experience and great views of the Queenstown area with a stop off on a mountain- would certainly recommend
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Queenstown must-do
Alfie the pilot entertained us with sites he pointed out en route to the iconic Milford Sound. Shhh Alfie is very m
nate_spieler
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Must do
We did the 2pm flight on Thursday 07-Jan-22 - this flight was the highlight of our Queenstown trip! The pilot was a
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Remarkable view & Remarkable experience
It was our first time in a helicopter and we had a blast! We landed near the top of the Remarkable range and the vi
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A once in a lifetime of experience
I’ve always dreamed of doing a helicopter flight through the Milford Sound and it turns out dreams do come true! It
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