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30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown

Highlights
  • 30-minute scenic helicopter flight from Queenstown
  • Get aerial views of the South Island of New Zealand
  • Land on a snow-topped mountain peak
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30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown
From US$238.89
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Overview
See New Zealand's spectacular alpine landscape on a 30-minute scenic helicopter flight from Queenstown. Fly over Skippers Canyon and the Wakatipu Basin, and land on a snow-capped peak.
What to Expect
After pickup from your hotel in Queenstown, head to the airport to meet your helicopter pilot.

Receive a safety briefing then board the modern 6-seater Airbus Squirrel helicopter. Lift up into the air and soak in spectacular views of Skippers Canyon, the Wakatipu Basin, and Queenstown.

The route depends on the day's snow conditions. Your helicopter tour includes land in the snow on one of the region's peaks, with snow landings happening year-round. After 30 minutes, return to the base in Queenstown where you are transferred back to your hotel.
Reviews (12)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Bucket list - checked!

This experience, for me, is a series of firsts. It was my first helicopter ride and my first time to see (and feel) snow. I can’t imagine a better way of doing so. Seeing the snow-capped mountains is just breathtaking and landing in one? Surreal....More

Thank Wence W
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Wence W Such great news that we were able to fulfill your bucket list and provide you not only with a snow-capped mountain landing but also a first time helicopter flight. Many thanks for sharing your experiences. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Once in a lifetime experience!

Booked this Alpine Scenic Flight as a last minute thing as our scenic flight to Milford Sound was cancelled due to weather. Luckily the weather in Queenstown was perfect. The booking process was smooth and everyone was helpful. We were picked up and dropped off...More

1  Thank Paul P
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Paul P Thanks so much for writing such a detailed review. So pleased you enjoyed our flight and we appreciated you understanding that we had to change due to the weather. I'll pass you comments onto Alfie too. Thanks once again, Kind regards...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Magical

We booked a package, jet boat and a Helicopter flight, it was unbelievable, Keith our pilot was fantastic, and the landing on top of the mountains in the snow was something we shall never forget. We were picked up taken to the Airport briefed, and...More

Thank Robert G
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Kia ora Robert G Your excitement and enthusiasm shines through your review. Thanks so much for your comment, especially about Keith. So pleased we could be part of forming memories for you. Nga mihi Trish

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile
First helicopter ride

This was an absolutely fantastic experience and something the kids will never forget! The staff were extremely friendly and the pilot gave a great commentary through the entire flight. Awesome landing on the snow and the kids had a snow fight!

Thank TaniaH1124
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Kia ora Tania H Sounds like you all had so much fun! So pleased we played our part in your family's unforgettable memories. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 23 March 2018
1st on my bucket list!

Wow, I am still high from this trip almost 2 weeks ago. It was my first ever helicopter ride, and way too short but all we could afford. Luke, our gorgeous and kind pilot helped to make it very special. He was so knowledgeable about...More

Thank curlydogs4
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Kia ora curlydogs4 We love making great memories and sounds like this was a total highlight from your trip. So pleased Luke took great care of you in-flight and our ground team took time to have 'a word in his ear'! We look forward to...More

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