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Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

35 Lucas Place | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-442 3016
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US$250.68*
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30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown
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US$178.52*
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20-Minute Remarkables Helicopter Tour from Queenstown
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US$417.81*
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50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
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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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35 Lucas Place | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We've been on helicopter flights before, over the Grand Canyon, USA and Sydney, Australia to name but two, however, this one included landing on a glacier and walking around for 10 minutes. We even had a snow-ball fight!! The company staff and our pilot were...More

Thank Richard C
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Hi Richard, Thanks for joining us and for taking the time to leave us such an awesome review. We are so lucky to be able to show people such beautiful and varied scenery so close to Queenstown and we're delighted that you had a chance...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A must do!!! Fantastic experience. I have done 2 other helicopter rides before and they both came a distant second after this. Scenery was absolutely stunning. Chris the pilot was a consummate professional. If you are scared of flying, he will put you right at...More

Thank Hamdaw
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Hi Hamdaw, Great to hear that you enjoyed your flight with us and with your pilot, Chris. He's been flying with over 20 years now having started flying gliders when he was just 14, so you are in very safe and experienced hands. Thank you...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This was my first helicopter trip. I did the Milford Extended trip with Alfie as our pilot (he is something of a celebrity in helicopter pilot circles having done a lot of the aerial flying for Hollywood). We were also lucky enough to be in...More

Thank Katie H
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Hi Katie, Thanks for joining us on a flight to Milford Sound and great to hear that it blew your mind...scenery as good as what we have between Queenstown and Milford Sound does that to people! It sounds as though you were lucky enough to...More

Reviewed 15 October 2016

This experience was amazing! We loved every minute of it. Staff friendly from the moment we booked. Great communication. Everything was flawless. We did a snow landing which was awesome. Highly recommend!More

Thank Dianne C
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2016

Good Afternoon Dianne, Thank you for your great review of your experience flying with us at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. We are glad that you had an awesome time exploring the snow capped mountains in Queenstown, we have had some late spring snow which has...More

Reviewed 4 October 2016

Did the explorer tour, as i was informed there wasn't enough snow for snow mobiles to go ahead. So worth the money, got a informative fly through all the mountains and did snow landing. only 3 passengers yet it still went ahead. definite highlight of...More

Thank tangy1991
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Hi Tangy1991, Great to hear that you enjoyed your Glacier Explorer flight with us and did at least get to play in some snow in this region and see some of the beautiful scenery in the area. Hopefully you'll be able to come back to...More

Reviewed 2 October 2016

We did a glacier landing and it was awesome! Absolutely amazing scenery. It is a must do. Fantastic staff and brilliant pilot Alfie. We were also picked up and dropped back to our accommodation.More

Thank Susan D
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Hi Susan, Sounds like you had an amazing day out with Alfie and I'm sure many of our other passengers would agree with you on the amazing scenery, it's sometimes difficult to not spend the whole time on the helicopter taking pictures! Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 1 October 2016

What an awesome Helicopter ride. Was lucky enough to have Alfie as our pilot. And the chopper itself was more like a batmobile. :)) Highly recommended!!!More

Thank Neiney
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Hello Neiney, Thanks for your review and for flying with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters - we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your birthday treat in the Airbus "Batmobile" H130! Alfie has been flying around this area for more years than he can remember and...More

Reviewed 1 October 2016

Absolutely loved this trip! The helicopter from Glacier Southern Lakes looks like a bat mobile with propellers attached to it- with the front being completely decked out with glass you really get all the views as well! Get on it if you can :) we...More

Thank laura86be
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Hey Laura86be, Thanks for your email and for leaving a review for your fellow travelers. It sounds as though you and your partner had an awesome time in our "batmobile"! Our Airbus H130 has one of the largest cabins on the airfield here in Queenstown...More

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Smooth flights with an experienced captain that left you at ease. AMAZING scenery, breathtaking. A must do when in Queenstown.More

Thank jadesaunders7
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Hi Jadesaunders7, We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your flight with the team at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. It sounds as though you were well looked after by the whole team from start to finish, which is always great to hear. We're so lucky...More

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

All the staff are so friendly, really funny and the pilot Alfie was exceptional! The flight was absolutely breathtaking and landing on the mountains was the icing on the cake!More

Thank Justin F
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Hello Justin, Thanks for taking the time to leave such an awesome review and for joining us on a flight. We'll be sure to pass on your feedback to our pilot Alfie too. All of the pilots love getting feedback on their trips and it's...More

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leslie f
12 August 2016|
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes | Property representative |
Hi Leslie, thank you for your enquiry and apologies for the delay with our response.As mentioned above it is definitely recommended to bring sturdy shoes and warm clothing. We have a variety of flights that are longer and... More
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nikki h
10 May 2016|
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes | Property representative |
Hi Nikki, our 20 minute Remarkables flight is $230 & is an alpine landing for approx 10 minutes. Other options you might be interested in is our 30 minute Alpine Scenic flight including a 10 minute snow landing ($330 per... More
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michael c
13 February 2016|
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Response from echidnasydney | Reviewed this property |
Casual & comfortable can get chilly in the mountains if you land!
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