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Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown
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Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

By The Helicopter Line Queenstown
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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 50m
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  • 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)
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


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_HLQ6

      • 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.
      • 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.

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      Itinerary
      • You'll start at
        The Helicopter Line, Queenstown
        Or, you can also get picked up
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      • Pass by
        Southern Alps
        Mount Aspiring National Park
        Mount Aspiring National Park
        Lake Wakatipu
      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
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      • The Helicopter Line Queenstown
        410
        Queenstown, New Zealand
        Joined in February 2007
      • Troutnabout
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic Company and staff
        Absolutely made our trip to Queenstown for our 40th wedding anniversary - apart from the scenery being spectacular the pilot Johno was fantastic and gave a great commentary of where we were and what we were seeing - and the company accommodated us at the last moment as the weather was changing at Milford Sound - we would have missed it had we had to wait - thanks Chris Dore for recommending them - the glacier landing was a once in a lifetime experience
        Written 22 April 2024
      • Mukesh R
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mountains high - had a great time
        Great experience - friendly, professional staff. Pilot Mike provided an unforgettable experience taking us so close to Mt cook peak and landing on the snow. Thanks !!
        Written 22 April 2024
      • 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
      • Travellingisliving83
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Absolutely magical flight. We had the perfect weather and scenery was spectacular
        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
      • 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
      • 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
      • Critical_Image
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The soggy socks afterwards was more than worth it!
        We chose this helicopter flight over the Queenstown area as it appeared to give the best value for money. The previous day, we had planned a trip over Fox glacier but unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate. This service came recommended by our travel guide and we weren’t disappointed. We had door to door pick up and return via minibus to our accommodation which was prompt and friendly. After our safety briefing, and with perfect, calm weather, we were strapped in for our adventure, 1.5 km above Queenstown. Our pilot gave a running commentary of what could be seen all around us and reassuringly gave plenty of notice of his manoeuvres so that there were no surprises. Landing in the snow at this time of the year was a treat we will never forget. It was soft and powdery, as we sunk up to our knees and laughed so much it hurt until we found firmer footings. There was about 10 minutes of “magic time” to take photos and to try to absorb the breathtaking vistas that totally surrounded us. A quick reshuffle of seating was organised to share photo opportunities for our return journey back to the airport. Optional souvenir photos were available to purchase from the reception area upon our return. It may be a comparatively short flight, but it certainly lived up to the advertised promise and provided a “grand view” of the Queenstown basin topography.
        Written 23 October 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
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      Geoff B
      North Shore, New Zealand12 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2021 • 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
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      mccdzyne
      Papamoa, New Zealand530 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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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      Kate
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2023 • Family
      Wow!! What an absolutely amazing experience! Our pilot Jezza was so great. Really chatty and informative throughout the flight. Weather was perfect and the scenery spectacular!. Would definitely recommend this to anyone to experience.
      Written 4 September 2023
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      Kia Ora Kate, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. Will pass along your feedback to Jezza, who will be happy to hear your feedback. We thank you for joining us.
      Written 6 September 2023
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      Jolizshe
      Porthcawl, UK44 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome experience! As you would expect very professional and safety conscious. 5 of us in the helicopter plus the pilot Bill who was great. Views and scenery were like nothing we’ve seen before! Even saw a stag and his mate on the mountainside! Landing on the glacier and getting out was truly amazing. So many photos and videos taken on the trip! Would highly recommend! As good or even better than the helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls!
      Written 27 January 2023
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      Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. We’re so happy to know you enjoyed your flight with Bill. How cool to be able to see wildlife from above. Thank you for including us on your Queenstown adventure. We appreciate your support of The Helicopter Line.
      Written 27 February 2023
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      Michael R
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2022 • Couples
      The flight was smooth and eyewidening I was in constant awe. Our pilot Bill gave plenty of interesting facts about the glaciers and landscapes that made the trip even more enjoyable. Would recommend to anyone I speak to!
      Written 30 September 2022
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      Kia Ora, Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your review. We're happy to know how much you enjoyed your scenic flight with Bill. Thank you for joining us, we hope to see you again.
      Written 27 February 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      192grace
      Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2021 • 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
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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, Australia73 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2018 • 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
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2017
      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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