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Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

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Address: 35 Lucas Place | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 3016
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Glacier Southern Lakes is Queenstown's leading scenic heli-flight company...

Glacier Southern Lakes is Queenstown's leading scenic heli-flight company with a reputation of providing a high standard of professionalism and service. We offer daily scenic helicopter tours over the mountains, lakes, glaciers and fiords in and around Middle-earth, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park & Mt Aspiring National Park. Alpine or snow landings are part of all our flights and glacier landings are included in all our Milford Sound flights.

We have the most experienced team of helicopter pilots in Queenstown who will share their extensive local knowledge with you. For Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit fans we can show you many of the Queenstown film locations like nobody else, with pilots who were part of the film crew.

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Worth the experience! Must-Do in Queenstown!

We did the Glacier and LOTR Tour (Flight 107). We were lucky with weather, so the ride was very smooth and the views were majestic. Pictures and videos I took don't capture the... read more

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the Glacier and LOTR Tour (Flight 107). We were lucky with weather, so the ride was very smooth and the views were majestic. Pictures and videos I took don't capture the beauty of the experience. It's worth budgeting for (it's not cheap). Staff has great service. When I booked the trip 3-months prior, the staff was very responsive... More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to enjoy a Glacier flight which was absolutely amazing. The heli had huge big windows and the view was fantastic from every seat. We flew over a tarn high up in the mountains that was reflecting the surrounding mountains.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its not cheap to spend an hour on a Glacier, but worth the money. It cost just over $1000 for the 2 of us, but as this was a birthday present for my wife, not an issue. A piece of advice, book early in your trip so if the weather effects the trip you can re-schedule it during your trip.... More 

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Thank Scott R
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Scott, Thank you for your review and a belated Happy Birthday to Kim! Great advice for any other travellers too, if you book early, it gives you some days to fall back on if the weather isn't very good for flying on your first day. It's always unfortunate when people leave things like this until their last day for... More 

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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip I went on was Milford Extended, within the 2 hr trip time, I had been taken out the top of the mountain to land on the glacier and the next minute I was on the west coast on the beach. The glacier landing was amazing, the glacier was blue and big, even I went on summer. Milford sound... More 

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Thank Sandy H
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Sandy, Thank you for your email and kind words. The Milford Extended (203) is easily one of our most popular flights as you land in three beautiful and very contrasting locations, plus, as the helicopter flies the length of Milford Sound, you can avoid large numbers of people that can sometimes be found on the boat cruise but yet... More 

Los Altos, CA
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73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luke was our pilot, and he really has a steady hand, and was very gentle with us, as we were first time heli riders. He gave us a fantastic flight to all the interesting landmarks and wildlife he could find on our ways to and from Milford Sound, as well as our earlier trip to and from the top of... More 

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Geoff, Thank you for your review and for your positive comments with regards to your experience with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters and in particular your pilot, Luke. We make every effort to ensure all passengers have a spectacular flight with us and it sounds as though Luke also went to extra mile to show you a few extra sights... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I discovered that not all scenic helicopter flight companies are the same. We originally booked online from Australia with another company as we didn't know any better. Southern lakes Helicopters inspire a lot of confidence and we are so fortunate to have found them after having a bad experience with the company we originally booked with. Southern... More 

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Evansm1, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to leave such positive feedback about your experience with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, we are so pleased to hear that that you enjoyed your flight with us. We operate one of NZ's most modern fleet of helicopters with the average age of our helicopters being just over... More 

Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking forward to this so much and it didn't disappoint. From the moment we were picked up from our hotel the service was great and it stayed like that for the whole journey till we were back at our hotel. We were lucky enough to have Alfie as our pilot who was a great guy and made us... More 

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Tommmy10, Thank you for joining us for a flight around Milford Sound and the Fiordland National Park. We're delighted to hear that you were so well looked by all of our team from start to finish and our pilot, Alfie took you on such a spectacular flight. The Milford Extended (203) is definitely a big favourite of our customers... More 

Bilambil Heights, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing experience with 3 couples & a two yr old. Was an awesome day of sightseeing, wine, antipasto platter & highlight of landing on a glazier.

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Tina & Simon, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your experience flying with us yesterday! It was certainly a great day for flying and the pilots really enjoyed taking your group out to experience the beauty of Mount Cook, Milford Sound and beyond. We hope we have the chance to... More 

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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After going back & forth about booking - mainly because of the cost for a family of five - we bit the bullet & booked the Milford Flight & Cruise. We were booked to go on our first full day in QT on Good Friday but with ordinary weather forecast we were switched to Easter Monday. Well what a cracker... More 

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your excellent review of Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. That's fantastic you were able to reschedule and get out on a beautiful Easter Monday. You are right in saying "no words can completely capture the experience" - it is really difficult to describe to put into words what a helicopter flight in this part... More 

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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Absolutely fantastic, a must do if you are in Queenstown. The morning of our flight weather wise was not pleasant and had to put off till the afternoon but once we were in the air everything was perfect we landed on the glacier on the beach and at Milford. Unbelievable. I think we will be going back next year to... More 

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Thank Scott E
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Scott, Thank you very much for your review of Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. We are so glad the weather came right on the day and you were able to experience our Milford Extended flight. We look forward to seeing you again next year and showing you some more beautiful sights! From the team at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters More 

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