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Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown provided by The Helicopter Line Queenstown

Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
50m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
6
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
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: 3434ZQN_HLQ6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off from centrally located Queenstown hotels
  • Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5-10 minutes)
  • Informative commentary during the flight
  • Professionally trained pilots have specific experience flying in New Zealand's alpine environment
  • New Zealand's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
50m
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.
Additional information
  • This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of travel.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
  • It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures. Moderate fitness is required.
  • The fleet consists predominately of European AS355 Twin Engine Squirrels (seats 06 passengers plus pilot). They are ideal aircraft for scenic flights, with an open plan cabin making for excellent views for all passengers. The Helicopter Line has the highest levels of Civil Aviation Authority certification for scenic helicopter operations, this involves regular monitoring and audit of all aspects of the operations.
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off from centrally located Queenstown hotels
  • Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5-10 minutes)
  • Informative commentary during the flight
  • Professionally trained pilots have specific experience flying in New Zealand's alpine environment
  • New Zealand's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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
50m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of travel.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
  • It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures. Moderate fitness is required.
  • The fleet consists predominately of European AS355 Twin Engine Squirrels (seats 06 passengers plus pilot). They are ideal aircraft for scenic flights, with an open plan cabin making for excellent views for all passengers. The Helicopter Line has the highest levels of Civil Aviation Authority certification for scenic helicopter operations, this involves regular monitoring and audit of all aspects of the operations.
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Helicopter Line, Queenstown
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Southern Alps
    Mount Aspiring National Park
    Mount Aspiring National Park
    Lake Wakatipu
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
21 reviews
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Phil C
Kerikeri, New Zealand10 contributions
To reiterate quite a few previous comments, WOW!!!
This trip was a bucket list item, never to be forgotten. Callum was our pilot and he was awesome. He was very friendly and his commentary was knowledgeable and illuminating. Thank you Callum for an awesome ride.
To land atop a mountain and walk amongst the glacier(s) was an experience never to be forgotten and totally worth the money spent.
My wife and I cannot recommend this trip enough. If you want an unforgettable experience, get your tickets NOW!
Oh, and we went in Autumn, so a landing in winter (which is what we're planning on doing next year) would be even more mindblowing.
Written 21 April 2022
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Hi Phil, Thank you so very much for sharing your gorgeous photos and taking the time to leave us and Callum such a glowing review. I’ll be sure to pass along your feedback so he knows how much you appreciated and enjoyed the flight. We look forward to seeing you on your next winter flight. We are very grateful for your support. Thank you for including us on your Queenstown adventure. We appreciate your support.
Written 7 August 2022
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Joe R
1 contribution
Family
Took my two sons for a flight and it was brilliant. Hamish was our pilot - he was smooth on the controls and placed the helicopter nicely so we could all get a good view. Highly recommend this professional company and the services they offer.
Written 20 January 2020
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Thanks for the review! Glad we could get your family out for a flight! We will definitely let Hamish know of your fantastic review! Hopefully, we see you again soon!
Written 20 January 2020
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Geoff B
North Shore, New Zealand10 contributions
Couples
If you are nature which trip to take we recommend the Glacier Tour and Mt Aspiring. Land on the glacier, take amazing photos and have fun. Peter drove us out and about with great commentary and took our photos. Thanks also for the Admin team who really looked after us.
Written 21 March 2021
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HI Geoff B Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you loved the views as much as we do over Mt. Aspiring national park, they are pretty spectacular. I have passed your comments onto Pete and the team. Thanks again! Kind regards The Helicopter Line
Written 29 March 2021
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mccdzyne
Papamoa, New Zealand492 contributions
Wow. Amazing flight. We both had awesome experience from the time we boarded our helicopter till we landed back at base again. Our pilot Gerrard was great, made my better half feel comfortable and safe. The flight was into and past some amazing snow capped mountains, ranges with a landing at a Loch for some pics. Gerrard was very knowlegable on the glaciers, surroundings etc. Probably closer to an hour than the 50min. stated. Will be in the memory bank forever. Value for money. Highly recommend
Written 28 July 2021
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Kia Ora Mccdzyne Many thanks for your review and I have passed on your comments to Gerard. Our Southern Glacier Experience is one of our absolute best trips and it is great that you had such a great time with us! Kind regards The Helicopter Line
Written 22 August 2021
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192grace
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
Family
What an awesome experience! It was thrilling to be in the helicopter hovering over incredible mountains & a snow landing that was nothing short of epic!
Written 4 August 2021
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Kiaora 192 Grace Many thanks for your review. We absolutely agree that our trips with a snow landing are Epic!! Thanks again! Kind regards The Helicopter Line
Written 22 August 2021
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Alistair P
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand21 contributions
What a fantastic experience with Scotty flying into the glaciers. A simply beautiful trip with great hospitality.
Written 19 December 2020
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Hi alistairp2015 Thank you for your feedback, we are glad that you had a great time with us. I have passed your comments onto Scotty. Thanks again!
Written 29 March 2021
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Thelly76
Sydney, Australia98 contributions
We did the 30 min flight with snow landing and it was sensational! The service was amazing, booking was a dream and the experience was well worth every cent. We had a booking with Glacier Southern Helicopters next door but because of their terrible service they lost the business. We were definitely happy we chose Helicopter Line instead.
Written 27 October 2018
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Thank you for your kind words! We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again soon.
Written 6 December 2018
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mckric
Gold Coast, Australia66 contributions
Friends
We headed up to the glacier so our 93 year old mum could see the snow for the first time on her birthday. Our pilot Phil was amazing. He went beyond the call of duty to ensure she had a wonderful time on the snow. She needed assistance to walk which worked out well and the smile on her face was priceless. We loved the ear phones that meant Phil could fill us in on everything we were seeing along the way. We had about ten or so minutes on the snow which was plenty of time to throw snow around and to get the most amazing photos. Phil helped out with photos ... it was beyond her expectation .. the best birthday ever!!! Would definitely recommend ths tour... the company was terrific.
Written 1 June 2018
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Thank you for this review, we have passed on your kind words to your pilot Phil. It sounds like you had an incredible day in the sky and on the snow whilst here in Queenstown. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time here.
Written 2 July 2018
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Deb M
Adelaide Hills, Australia23 contributions
I surprised my daughter on a trip to Queenstown last year, to return back into Queenstown from the beautiful Milford Sound. Short cutting the 4 hour bus trip and to see the Southern Alps was a spectacle and pRt of out fabulous travel adventure. We got to meet new people, play in fresh mountain snow as our expert Pilot landed in a mountainous area accessed only by helicopters and wild deer! Never say never to travel experiences like this. We met up with friend later for dinner, consumed by our fabulous trip !
Written 24 March 2018
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Judy E
4 contributions
Thank you Alfie (pilot) for our once in a lifetime experience .. my husband booked this for my 60th birthday & it was fantastic.. it was great value - staff are all excellent & we would thoroughly recommend this company
Written 25 June 2022
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Christine M
Christine M
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Unbelievably out of this world experience
Hi there, myself Chrissy & my Sister & Bro-in-law had the most "Out of this World" helicopter flight on Sat 31st Ju
melissaandjared
melissaandjared
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Amazing helicopter and milford sound cruise
Wow. This was a once in a lifetime experience. Very expensive but worth it. We lucked out with an amazing and info
Michelle B
Michelle B
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Winter Wonderland!
This helicopter ride was the highlight of my Queenstown holiday! Jono was our pilot and could tell we were in good
Brent R
Brent R
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Awesome flight to stunning views!
Great service, amazing views and friendly staff. Courtesy pick up from the hotel. Fantastic experience! Would defin
topshotnz
topshotnz
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A scenic trip worth taking
Literally a last minute choice to take a scenic copter trip after we had a trip to Milford cancelled. Very obliging
654angb
654angb
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Must do
So glad we did this it was the highlight of our trip to Queenstown Stunning views Friendly staff A must do So coo
Shane B
Shane B
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A must do when in the Lakes District
After two cancelled flights due to weather on a previous visit finally got in the air with The Helicopter Line. Sta
CarissaTarrant
CarissaTarrant
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Awesome pilot
Awesome experience, our pilot Danny was really accomodating and friendly and took his time to make sure we all had
Nicole T
Nicole T
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Queenstown must do
Highly recommend this amazing experience. Super friendly and professional team were great to deal with and even ch
GaynorOS
GaynorOS
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Bucket List item (but one you want to repeat!)
This was a spur of the moment decision after seeing the trip advertised in a shop window. We are both in our 70s an
StephenPoka
StephenPoka
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Remarkable Experience
My favourite part of the trip was landing on the Remarkables and beong able to walk around and explore.
Kirsty M
Kirsty M
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Spectacular Aerial Experience
We were blessed with the sunshine. Jaimie, a super smiley, bubbly lady with a great sense of humour greeted us upon
428steffenk
428steffenk
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Happy Hawkes Bay Helicopter Riders
The whole experience was excellent from being picked up from the Hotel by Gregg, being welcomed at the office by al
teatamiracoffeyy
teatamiracoffeyy
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Overwhelmingly beautiful
Breathtaking, surreal, just incredible! Mountains look great from the ground but from above? It’s a whole other wor
LisaB10276
LisaB10276
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Helicopter sightseeing
Pilots choice was perfect Landed on the top of the Remarkables for the best photo opportunities. We would defini
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