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Pilot's Choice Scenic Flight from Queenstown provided by The Helicopter Line Queenstown

Pilot's Choice Scenic Flight from Queenstown

Pilot's Choice Scenic Flight from Queenstown
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from $150.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
About
Fly over the high peaks of the Remarkables Mountain Range on a sightseeing helicopter tour that includes an alpine landing. Seeing The Remarkables by helicopter gives you access to the mountains' most remote snowfields, rugged terrain, and backcountry glaciers, hovering above Lake Wakatipu for spectacular views.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • 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.
Highlights
Take in a dramatic mountain landscape from above
Land high in the mountains to see The Remarkables up close
Enjoy 20 minutes of flight time in a maneuverable copter
Convenient pickup and drop-off at Queenstown hotels
What to expect
Meet a driver at your Queenstown hotel for transfer to the helipad, where you’ll board a helicopter that seats six passengers in an open plan cabin that’s ideal for views. Lift off above Lake Wakatipu as the pilot points out landmarks on the ground, and look for the peaks of the Southern Alps on the far horizon. Watch the mountains approach as you fly over the Remarkables Mountain Range, then return to earth for a high mountain landing. You’ll have time to take a few memorable photos before climbing back in the helicopter for the beautiful return flight to Queenstown.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3434ZQN_HLQ5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop off • Scenic helicopter flight with landing (20 minutes) • Pilot guide • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
Items of a personal nature • Gratuities
Duration
20m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
The Helicopter Line, Queenstown, 29 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop off • Scenic helicopter flight with landing (20 minutes) • Pilot guide • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
Items of a personal nature • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
The Helicopter Line, Queenstown, 29 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
20m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Helicopter Line, Queenstown
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Lake Wakatipu
  • 1
    The Remarkables Ski Area
    Stop: 10 minutes
    From our base fly straight up to a ridgeline on The Remarkables 1538 m above Queenstown. Only a helicopter can land in our favourite spot where in winter you’ll have snow at your feet and mid-summer you’ll perch on rugged mountain terrain.
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    Pass by
    Queenstown
  • You'll end at
    The Helicopter Line, Queenstown
    29 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
    See address & details
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Cushla
New Plymouth, New Zealand10 contributions
On top of the world.
Jun 2021
Absolutely amazing. Ben was our pilot, a real character, who made our trip more memorable. He was so lovely with the two young boys on our flight. We landed in the snow, what a buzz! An absolute must, especially as there are some real bargains at the moment. It was the highlight of our trip.
Written 5 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dawn
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
Amazing experience
The most amazing experience of flying around the remarkables and then getting out to see the view. Our pilot - Danny, was awesome and made the experience even better with his facts and helpfulness.
Written 4 June 2021
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Richard W
Wellington, New Zealand133 contributions
Fantastic views
Mar 2021
At short notice we were able to get the flight as our Flight to Milford was cancelled due to high winds. All the staff were helpful and friendly. we booked through the I site centre. The company picked us up from town in their van which was super convenient for us. Our pilot was Jarrod and he was a real character and full of information. WE had an awesome flight and saw so much. Great option to see the world.
Written 3 April 2021
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Hi Richard Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that we were able to get you up in the air to view the beautiful surroundings of Queenstown. Also great to hear that you were able to take advantage of our complimentary shuttle service as well. Gerard is awesome, I have passed your comments onto our team. Thanks again! Kind regards The Helicopter Line
Written 21 May 2021
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Sunita Chetty
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
amazing
thanks team for the amazing experience ❤️ would definitely do it again! highly recommended and the weather was just beautiful!
Written 25 March 2021
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Hi nita_chetty Thank you for your comments and recommendation. We are happy to hear that you had an amazing experience with us. Kind regards The Helicopter Line
Written 29 March 2021
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Ross
Napier, New Zealand8 contributions
An amazing experience I'll never forget.
Feb 2021
I was so happy I decided to take this flight as it was awesome. I was picked up from my centrally located hotel. Gerard is a great pilot, lots of fun and very informative. As I was in the front seat I was able to get some excellent video footage. The scenery in a helicopter takes everything to a new level. We flew up to the Remarkables and landed. The view from there was just amazing and plenty of time for photo's and video's. I can highly recommend this experience to everyone.
Written 20 February 2021
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Hi Roscopcoaltrain We are glad that you loved our flight! I have passed your comments onto Gerard and the team. Tanks you for your feedback and recommendation. Kind regards The Helicopter Line
Written 29 March 2021
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EHeather
Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions
Must do!
Jan 2021 • Family
Highly recommend. We had a perfect day with an experienced, knowledgable pilot. The flight took around 25 minutes and we flew to the Remarkables mountain and were able to take pictures. We saw Queenstown from a birds eyeview. An experience that will last a life time.

Would take another flight with this company again.
Written 31 January 2021
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Hi EHeathe Great photo! Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to hear that you loved the views and glad that we could provide an experience that will stay with you forever. I have passed your comments onto our staff. Thanks The Helicopter Line, Queenstown
Written 29 March 2021
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Emma Warren
2 contributions
Great Staff and 10/10 Experience
Nov 2020 • Couples
Myself and my partner Ethan had a wonderful trip with Ben the pilot taking us up the Remarkables mountain range, and a very gentle landing on some lovely snow. All the staff were very friendly and professional, a big shout out to the fabulous Ivy who booked and checked us in very efficiently.
Written 10 November 2020
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Kia ora, Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful trip to the Remarkables. Ben and Ivy are fantastic members of our team and we're glad to hear that the looked after you. I have passed your comments onto our team. Thanks again! Warm Regards, The Helicopter Line Team
Written 11 January 2021
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Peggy B
4 contributions
Best part of our trip
Jul 2020 • Family
What an amazing experience! Excellent service from start to finish! We were a little nervous being our first time in a helicopter but Gerrard our pilot put us at ease and made it the highlight of our holiday. So knowledgeable about the area.
Written 25 July 2020
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Kia ora, Peggy! Thank you for your feedback on your great experience with us. I have passed your comments onto Gerrard. Thanks again
Written 10 November 2020
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Fiona M
Auckland, New Zealand29 contributions
A Bucket List must!
Jul 2020
This was an awe inspiring, jaw dropping and exhilarating experience! The pilot was very skilled and a really nice guy. The whole experience will stay with us for a lifetime.
Written 23 July 2020
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Kia ora, Fiona! Thank you for your feedback. It is a privilege to be able to give you an exhilarating experience. We have passed your comments onto the pilots. Thanks again!
Written 10 November 2020
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Linley G
23 contributions
feel very special and enjoy the view
Jul 2020
Great afternoon trip to the top of your own mountain. The views are amazing , the quiet of just your group in the snow. The great guide with a lot of local knowledge. Enjoy the views, the lovely snow and feel very very special.
Written 15 July 2020
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Hi Linley! Thank you for your feedback, we’re glad that you enjoyed the peaceful, snow covered, mountain top. I have passed your comments onto our pilots, thanks again.
Written 10 November 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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9202tar
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20 minute flight
There are just no words, the most thrilling thing I have ever done. 1st time in a helicopter was terrified, was ma
Natalie H
Natalie H
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A perfect morning
What a spectacular flight! We the perfect blue sky day for our pilot, Ben, to show us the best of Queenstown. The l
NatMcAsey
NatMcAsey
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Sensational Experience
What an experience! Highly recommend to anyone coming to Queenstown. Booking was easy, safety briefing was thorough
yvonnerkh23
yvonnerkh23
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Adventure of a lifetime!
We did the last flight of the day and both absolutely loved it. Booking was easy, safety briefings easy to follow a
dylan2341
dylan2341
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Amazing
Had an amazing ride, Ben our pilot was awesome. Would definitely recommend to anyone going to Queenstown, was so be
PhillipB294
PhillipB294
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Great experience
My wife and I did a helicopter flight from Queenstown airport. Greg picked us up from our hotel. At there base we d
ReaganK38
ReaganK38
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Great experience
My wife and I's first time in a helicopter and we had so much fun. Unfortunately we were not able to make it to Cec
Geoff B
Geoff B
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Fantastic experience
If you are nature which trip to take we recommend the Glacier Tour and Mt Aspiring. Land on the glacier, take amazi
MartelQ
MartelQ
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Unreal! Spectacular!
What a breathtaking and memorable experience for my Girlfriend and I to see the best views of Queenstown. Gerard, o
alistairp2015
alistairp2015
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Wow!
What a fantastic experience with Scotty flying into the glaciers. A simply beautiful trip with great hospitality.
alisontoia
alisontoia
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Awesome trip
Did the 20 minute flight - amazing flight and views with a great pilot. Thoroughly recommend - you seen the best of
Judy H
Judy H
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Outstanding !
Took our 10 yr grandson for a treat flight (Pilots choice). Our pilot Danny was great. Excellent commentary, and am
Happytravellers103
Happytravellers103
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Best birthday treat
This was a first time up in a helicopter for my husband and I. The whole experience was amazing!!! Our pilot was su
sezkaps
sezkaps
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Amazing experience
Hubby and I had such an amazing time with pilot Danny who commentated the entire trip as we flew overtop of QT and
roamer502017
roamer502017
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Feeling on top of the world.
An amazing experience, certainly worth doing. Our pilot, Scotty, was great and very informative. The views were stu
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