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Grand Circle Helicopter Flight from Queenstown
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Grand Circle Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

By The Helicopter Line Queenstown
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 30m
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Scenic helicopter flight with landing (10 minutes)
  • Pilot guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
What's not included
  • Items of a personal nature


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • The Helicopter Line, Queenstown, 29 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3434ZQN_HLQ2

      • All children must be accompanied by a fare paying adult
      • It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures. Moderate fitness is required.
      • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      How much is Grand Circle Helicopter Flight from Queenstown?
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      Grand Circle Helicopter Flight from Queenstown is hosted by The Helicopter Line Queenstown. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact The Helicopter Line Queenstown on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Grand Circle Helicopter Flight from Queenstown on Tripadvisor
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      On average, this experience will take approximately 30m. Discover and book Grand Circle Helicopter Flight from Queenstown on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3434ZQN_HLQ2

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      • You'll start at
        The Helicopter Line, Queenstown
        Or, you can also get picked up
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      • Pass by
        Lake Wakatipu
        Shotover River
        Coronet Peak Ski Resort
      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
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      • The Helicopter Line Queenstown
        408
        Queenstown, New Zealand
        Joined in February 2007
      • 458brettc
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Cancelled on us twice so stuffed is around
        Booked short flight via tour agency in Queenstown, which was easy, but unfortunately our first flight was cancelled and on second attempt/following morning time was shifted to a time that conflicted with already schedules wine tour . First cancel due to us two being only pax so not economical for them to fly, we had cancelled a boat trip to do the helo ride. Second cancel due to weather. Be aware if booking that you need to call 15 minutes prior to pickup time to check it is on then you find flight cancelled or delayed. As we are only here 5 days, we book 2 x activities per day; the cancelled flights meant we lost 2 x half days waiting around in case we flew. Recommend you book when you have plenty of free time to waste and be prepared that your flight may be cancelled or time changed, so don’t schedule other stuff. Weather is outside operators control and they are running a business so understand hesitancy to take off with empty helo. Booking company said 2 pax minimum, yet company still cancelled flight as not enough passengers so someone telling porky pies. Takes 1 minute to snatch your deposit and weeks to get it back. In hindsight, wish we did not waste time trying to do a flight as better ways to enjoy time and money.
        Written 7 April 2024
      • K416XYpetern
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great flight
        Charlotte our pilot on the flight was very informative about what we were passing over during the flight. The views were astounding up and around the Queenstown Airport, and we landed up on top of one of the highest mountains at 5000 ft.
        Written 10 March 2024
      • S9218GRdavidp
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fabulous!!
        Awesome trip! Our pilot, Jono, was great. He was one hell of a pilot and explained everything we were seeing. Would highly recommend it to my friends.
        Written 3 March 2024
      • Simon T
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        View from the top!
        We’d missed out on Milford Sound flight owing to the weather (happens around 65% of the time apparently), so a helicopter trip seemed like the right thing to do! Another first for my wife (and me!) and we had a great time. It was only a brief flight, but the views were outstanding AND we landed on a mountain top for an extraordinary photo opportunity. Bill the pilot was awesome too, highly recommended
        Written 28 February 2024
      • Navigate38573852800
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic experience
        This was a brilliant, brilliant experience for the three of us on the trip. Danny was a great pilot. We all loved the experience.
        Written 23 February 2024
      • Nmaisuria22
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        On top of a glacier!
        It was a great trip and a well experienced that gave descriptions of the landscape along the way. Would highly recommend.
        Written 15 February 2024
      • sitmer
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Phenomenal experience
        Scotty was my pilot and he was amazing. Definitely a bucket list item done. Way better than a 14 hour tour to milford and doing the 1.5 hour flight! Well worth every cent!
        Written 16 January 2024
      • stuartandrewz4
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Absolutely 💯 Unforgettable
        Easy to book Excellent 👍 reception team Scotty the Pilot 👨‍✈️ was skilful engaging and very informative The whole experience was unforgettable
        Written 4 January 2024
      • A4026EWmarks
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Once in a lifetime experience. Highly recommend it
        We had great weather. The scenery blew our minds. We saw bottle nose dolphins and penguins on the boat trip. One of the more amazing days in our life.
        Written 17 December 2023
      • Q9635EQlaurab
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nice ride over the mountain tops but...
        Nice ride over the mountain tops but would have been ideal if the pilot could speak more clearly to hear the spots he called out. It was not a technical issue but his verbal. And, one couple brought a water bottle and we were told to not do so -- too bad they put it in the snow at the glacier top and it showed up in the pics.
        Written 6 December 2023
      • J243BQstevew
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A fantastic experience
        Our knowledgeable chopper pilot, Jezza, first flew us around the area pointing out the features and places of interest. He then flew up to Mt Larkins on to a snow filled basin. What an awesome experience, climbing out on to snow where there were no previous footprints. And we got to takeaway a great photo of ourselves on the snow, by the helicopter at very reasonable price. Thank you to the team at The Helicopter Line for a great experience.
        Written 4 December 2023
      • Laurajamiee
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Trip highlight for adults and kids - we loved it!!
        Trip highlight! So well organised and worth every dollar, check the weather and book for a clear day - spectacular! Our pilot chose a spot with some snow for the kids to play and they absolutely loved it. Highly recommend!!
        Written 26 November 2023
      • Sunshine47035842404
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A bucket list experience
        Simply stunning. Scenery is beyond belief and all staff from the courtesy driver through to our pilot Danny were just awesome! Views were spectacular and didn't feel rushed on either of the 2 landings. Plenty of photo opportunities. And felt safe at all times. Thank you Helicopter Line for this experience.
        Written 11 October 2023
      • Lucialambert
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Bill is awesome!
        We absolutely loved this tour. Bill was great, really hard to hear him speak bc you're in a helicopter but didn't matter - the views and experience in whole was just fantastic. He landed us on a alpine lake and at the sea - just breath-taking. Make sure to take motion sickness medicine before if you're not used to the belly drops.
        Written 9 October 2023
      • 98karlenea
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worthwhile Heli trip
        Fantastic trip up to the glaciers - stunning views! Our pilot Roger was great and knowledgeable, explaining certain points along the way. Would def recommend.
        Written 18 September 2023
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      Pingu
      Auckland, New Zealand60 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Breathtaking, surreal, just incredible! Mountains look great from the ground but from above? It’s a whole other world.you feel so humbled and it is really quite overwhelming being surround by such beauty. Staff and our pilot were informative and friendly. You park on top of a nosy mountain and can see the whole range surrounding you. It’s magical. You get about 10 minutes to take some really great pictures. I know these scenic tours are pricey but they’re worth every penny. The best thing I’ve ever done.
      Written 10 October 2021
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      Hi TeatamiraCoffeyy, Many thanks for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. It truly is a breathtaking experience! Thankyou very much for your great feedback! We hope to see you again. Kind regards The Helicopter Line.
      Written 11 October 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Kessie Smith
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2023 • Couples
      We did the Grand Circle helicopter trip this morning. WOW - what a fantastic way to view the most unbelievable scenery. We would highly recommend this flight to both young and old. The snow landing was a special highlight as we have never experienced snow before. Zippy, our pilot, provided great commentary. What great way to end a very memorable trip to Queenstown.
      Written 1 June 2023
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      Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review and share your experience. The scenery is spectacular. We're happy to share your first snow with us. Will be sure to pass along your feedback to Zippy. Thank you for including us on your Queenstown adventure.
      Written 4 June 2023
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      Natalie H
      Franz Josef, New Zealand37 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a spectacular flight! We the perfect blue sky day for our pilot, Ben, to show us the best of Queenstown. The landing close to Cecil peak was out of this world, with panoramic views of lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables. Cannot recommend highly enough. A massive thanks to Haley, Simon and of course Ben for this wonderful experience. Will recommend highly to all!
      Written 28 May 2021
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      Kia or Natalie H Many thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us. I have passed on your comments to Ben, Haley and Simon and thanks again! Kind regards The Helicopter Line
      Written 22 August 2021
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      Michelle B
      Northland Region, New Zealand10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2022 • Friends
      This helicopter ride was the highlight of my Queenstown holiday! Jono was our pilot and could tell we were in good hands as soon as we met him. Awesome pilot and top notch commentary! We got picked up and dropped off at our hotel and it was a stress free experience. I highly recommend booking a trip with these guys! Thank you so much I will never forget this experience.

      - Michelle B
      Written 27 June 2022
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      Hi Michelle, Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and for taking the time to leave us and Jono a review. It looks like you had a stunning day for a flight. We’re glad you enjoyed each aspect of your trip with us. Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate your support.
      Written 7 August 2022
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      Michelle P
      Brisbane, Australia221 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Friends
      My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our flight. It was a glorious day, the landing was amazing and we had plenty of time for photos and playing in the snow. This flight was so memorable and one of the best experiences on our whole NZ trip. Very safety conscious and professional and picked up directly from hotel and took us back.
      Written 25 January 2024
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      Kia Ora, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear how much you and your friend enjoyed the flight with us. We thank you for joining us in Queenstown. Best wishes, The Helicopter Line
      Written 29 January 2024
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      funchick37
      Christchurch, New Zealand248 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So many options of what to do in Queenstown. 😏The other of the 1 options had done versions off. Helicopter never done so chose this . Was a fun flight. Landed in the snow which was cool. Took photos and stayed there for a bit. Good professional pilot. Ticked off things to do ✅️😎😀
      Written 4 April 2023
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      Kia Ora, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your flight and landing with us. Thanks so much for joining us in Queenstown.
      Written 5 April 2023
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      Julie B
      Sydney, Australia10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2022
      What a fantastic experience, a highlight of our stay in Queenstown. The staff and the service were wonderful and our pilot, Jono, was entertaining and knowledgeable.
      Written 29 October 2022
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      Kia Ora Julie, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with all of our staff. Thank you for including us on your Queenstown adventure.
      Written 27 February 2023
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      Lee-Anna J
      2 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2022 • Solo
      Glad it went ahead as it got changed twice re times. Also glad I got window seat. Was great trip. Nz really has some majestic views
      Written 21 August 2022
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      Hi Lee-Anna, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your flight with us. Queenstown views are stunning and we are so lucky to be able to share them with you. As flights are subject to weather, it can happen we need to make changes, but we’re so glad you were able to join us. We thank you for your support.
      Written 25 August 2022
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      Joe S.
      San Francisco, CA33 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2019
      Our family of 5 including an 11 year old loved the tour. We chose the 30 min. ride so we could land on the mountain and take photos. The pilot was professional, friendly and informative. The ride was smooth and we all loved it.
      Written 28 December 2019
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      Thanks for the fantastic review. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your flight with us! The 30-minute flight is one of our favourites too! We are very lucky to be able to show you our beautiful home. The Helicopter Line Queenstown
      Written 20 January 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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