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35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown
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35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown

By Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
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Ages 0-99, max of 1 per group
Duration: 35m
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Live guide: English
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  • Landing and facility fees
  • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
What's not included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Pickup details
  • Pick up from all Will self-drive Pick up location TBC Kamana Lakehouse Mercure Queenstown Resort Heritage Queenstown Crowne Plaza Queenstown I-Site Millennium Hotel Pounamu Apartments The Rees Hotel Sherwood Bus Stop (Frankton Rd) The Hilton Resort & Spa
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Queenstown isite Visitor Information Centre, 22 Shotover Street, The Clocktower Building, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller 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: 9180P5

      • Most travellers can participate
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Infants will be charged at the child rate (0-3 years old sit on adults lap)
      • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers must supply accurate weights upon booking.
      • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travellers

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

      How much is 35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown?
      35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown price starts from $470.57. Discover and book 35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown on Tripadvisor
      What is the 35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown cancellation policy?
      35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides 35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown?
      35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown is hosted by Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown on Tripadvisor
      How much time do I need for 35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown?
      On average, this experience will take approximately 35m. Discover and book 35-Minute Alpine Scenic 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: 9180P5

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      • Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
        961
        Queenstown, New Zealand
        Joined in October 2010
      • ondine64
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience!
        The flight was absolutely amazing, our pilot Will was so good, professional, very friendly, kept us informed all the time regarding the mountains we were flying over, and the landing on the glacier was so smooth and exciting.
        Written 28 February 2024
      • Connector88985
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Day trip to Milford sounds
        What an awesome day. We did a 4 hour coach ride from Queenstown to Milford sound, then a 2 hour boat cruise on the Milford sound and completed the day with a helicopter flight with glacier southern lakes helicopter back to Queenstown. Enjoyed both the coach ride there and the helicopter flight back. We did a landing with spectacular views.
        Written 28 February 2024
      • gablovesfreyja
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Ultimate way to see Milford Sound
        Incredible experience with amazing pilot Alfie - the most experienced pilot who did a year of filming for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. We had the most stunning day. Beautiful scenery. Really really enjoyed it. Landed on a mountain with snow, then at Milford Sound airport, then on a beach on the Tasman Sea. Perfect weather. Incredible pilot.
        Written 28 February 2024
      • Austin230
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful half day in the air and at sea.
        Helicopter ride to Milford Sound then Cruise of Milford Sound then helicopter back to Queenstown. It was a spectacular tour. The weather was such that we got to land on a glacier. The views were unbelievable. Our pilot was great. The Milford Sound cruise was special and Milford Sound should not be missed. Highly recommend this tour.
        Written 25 February 2024
      • 779jerryh
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best trip of my life
        The whole experience was outstanding and greatly exceeded our expectations. The pilot Jeremy gave an amazing commentary of all the sights and mountain names and the landing and view on the glacier was beyond belief. A truly amazing trip.
        Written 20 February 2024
      • Seaside815286
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A Must while in Queenstown!
        Our trip was incredible, world class views and service. Many thanks to Michael for a fantastic tour and souvenir photos!
        Written 19 February 2024
      • wanderlust303631
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing trip over mountains and through the sound
        Amazing trip -picked up on time - modern helicopter - pilot ( Luke ) was very competent - put us all at ease - and gave a great commentary - landed on a glacier which was amazing and flew the length of Milford sound I highly recommend this 2.5 hr option
        Written 15 February 2024
      • TheBurgerReviewer
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Bucket List Experience
        Wow wow wow ! Once in a lifetime experience Worth every penny ! Michael was an excellent pilot keeping it smooth but also allowing us to get a good look at the glaciers & mountain edges on the way up sweeping close but keeping a safe distance You really felt like you were in capable hands His narration was great too letting you know the various peaks etc Landing on the glacier and getting out of the helicopter to take pictures was awesome - just mind the ice as it’s slushy in places as some has melted as it is summer ! I would not hesitate to recommend this experience to anyone Do it - you won’t regret it !
        Written 15 February 2024
      • 348DebW
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best Family Weekend Away Ever
        Our bespoke family day out that included being dropped by helicopter to our activities around Oxbow, Highlands Motor sports and an alpine landing was all organised by Tash. She was amazing and ensured our day went smoothly. Our helicopter pilot was awesome giving us the best flying experience possible on the day. I recommend this as a great way to experience the action and adventure Queenstown has to offer.
        Written 11 February 2024
      • Dean T
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience with pilot Kurt.
        Perfect weather for the perfect birthday surprise for my wife. Our pilot Kurt was incredible and really knowledgeable of the area. He made everyone onboard feel really comfortable and I loved the way he rotated everyone’s seating position after each landing so we all got to experience the front seat and feel like a chopper pilot ! A must do when visiting Queenstown.
        Written 10 February 2024
      • krystalb759
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Remarkable views of New Zealand landscapes
        Our journey with Heliworks was flawless, offering a perfect start-to-finish experience. The 20-minute helicopter ride to the top of the Remarkables was simply extraordinary, particularly under the radiant sun, which revealed breathtaking views of New Zealand's picturesque landscape. This adventure reaffirmed that exploring the country from such heights is unparalleled in its beauty and magnificence.
        Written 10 February 2024
      • Connector49525083592
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing service and amazing experience
        It was a great experience flying over the mountains, getting shuttled straight to the cruise and then flying back. Huge thanks to our pilot Will who made the trip all that more special by sharing stories and answering all our questions, thanks Will!
        Written 9 February 2024
      • elaine0601
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best day ever
        Everything was amazing , our pilot was the best. The photos we took were outstanding. It was the highlight of our tour so far.
        Written 1 February 2024
      • Marilyn_aus
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommend
        Breathtaking view from the helicopter. I would highly recommend this to everyone. The staff are nice make my inquiries smoothly .
        Written 29 January 2024
      • csored
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very impressed!
        We were so pleased with our experience with glacier Helicopters. The staff were very friendly and helpful, from the person on the phone to the pilot. Jeremy was an excellent pilot, he kept the helicopter ride very smooth, even though it got a bit windy at the end of the day. We landed on a virgin glacier, so fun to be the first and make the only footsteps on the glacier! Highly recommend this company as the best of the best.
        Written 22 January 2024
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      TraceyO
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2021
      My husband and I were recently on holiday in Queenstown and both had a helicopter ride at the top of our list. We certainly chose well with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. We were collected from our hotel and then returned afterwards. All the staff were very friendly and professional and our pilot was fantastic. Gave great commentary throughout the flight and during our snow landing did the rounds making sure we all got excellent photos. Very highly recommended.
      Written 24 August 2021
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      Hi Tracey, Thank you so much for your review. So glad to hear you loved your experience, we really appreciate your feedback :) Kind regards, Ruby
      Written 6 September 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Jada Fereti
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2022 • Couples
      This experience was hands down the best experience from when we were picked up till when we were dropped off. The hospitality of staff was the best I’ve come across on my trip so far. Hands down best place ever. Thank you Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters!!!!!
      Written 30 May 2022
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      Hi Jadafereti, Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear flying with us was such an awesome experience. Fingers crossed we see you again in the future. Kind regards, Liv
      Written 1 June 2022
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      Michelle M
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Couples
      We woke up to an overcast day and thought we wouldn’t enjoy it. Was fantastic. We landed on a mountain side and played in snow!! We had been to the Grand Canyon a month before and this was ten times better ! Thanks to our pilot Alfie!
      Written 1 November 2023
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      Hi Shellymac0805, We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback on your recent flight with us. We love hearing that we exceeded your expectations on your flight and bonus that you got to play in the snow! I will pass along your kind words to Pilot Alfie! Kind regards, Tegan
      Written 13 November 2023
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      宝盈 何
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Family
      It is the first time to see the glacier and snow on the high mountains in New Zeland and the scene was amazing. The snow was really soft and was cool up there. I even drew some letters and simple stuff on the snow with my feet!
      Written 20 February 2024
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      Hi I4730WG_, Thank you very for your recent review. We are so thrilled to read that you had such a wonderful flight and enjoyed your glacier landing! Thank you for choosing to fly with GSLH. Kind regards, Tegan
      Written 25 February 2024
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      Sue L
      Gold Coast, Australia95 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2021
      Superb, absolutely recommended. Our pilot Kurt was fantastic and very safety conscious. His local and historic knowledge made the flight extremely interesting. The on ground crew were helpful, friendly and professional. This company is highly recommended.
      Written 25 December 2021
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      Hi Sue, Thank you for your great review, we really appreciate it! We will be sure to pass your kind words on to Kurt. Kind regards, Ruby
      Written 2 January 2022
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      Murray2003
      Dublin, Ireland54 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2020 • Couples
      Absolutely wonderful experience, up to the snow line on the Remarkables above Queenstown. Stop off for 15 min and bubbly while we’re there. Helicopter running whilst we walk in the snow and marvel at the scenery. Our pilot, Luke. Was fantastic, great customer service and tour guide. Liv, on the desk was so friendly and helpful too. Highly recommended
      Written 8 September 2020
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      Kia Ora Murray, Thank you for your lovely review! We are so happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us. The scenes around Queenstown from the Remarkables are just beautiful aren't they! We hope to see you again in the future. Ngā Mihi, Liv
      Written 13 September 2020
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      Sam
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2022
      An absolute highlight of the trip and worth every dollar. Staff and Polit were amazing and they even let me change the booking date when I accidently booked the wrong day.
      10/10 and would absolutely recommend.
      Written 28 November 2022
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      Hi Pjplm, Thank you very much for your kind review. Great to hear your flight was the highlight of your trip! We pride ourselves in great customer service and pleased to know that you were well looked after by the team when your booking arrangements. Thank you once again for choosing GSLH! Kind regards, Tegan
      Written 13 December 2022
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      Milja O
      8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2023 • Couples
      Our pilot, Will, was amazing. The helicopter ride was extremely smooth, amazing views, and Will took great pictures of us. I highly recommend this tour to everyone. The helicopter was spacious with huge windows, great for pictures and videos.
      Written 27 December 2023
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      Hi Miljao, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip. We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time during your Alpine Scenic flight with pilot Will! I will be sure to pass along your kind words. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown and thank you for choosing to fly with us. Kind regards, Tegan
      Written 28 December 2023
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      Robina S
      Auckland, New Zealand124 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2020
      This was one of THE most beautiful experiences of our lives!! Yes this a mind-blowing scenic experience, and yes the Remarkables are truly that!! BUT but to see it all from a helicopter with an experienced, genuine, great guy / helicopter pilot - THANK YOU Jeremy, and to do it as our fun little family, my husband and I, and our 18-year-old puppy dog Brutus was a lifetime memory of WOW!!
      Written 27 December 2020
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      Hi Robina Wow! It is so great to hear what a fantastic time you had with Jeremy! It really is an incredible experience and hard to put into words! Thank you for choosing to fly with us we hope to see you all and Brutus again soon!
      Written 28 December 2020
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      Dee Bee
      14 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2019 • Couples
      Have you ever been stuck for words having to describe an experience? Well this is our dilemma now!
      My husband & I booked the Alpine Scenic flight with Glacier Southern Alps Helicopters.
      The gentleman that picked us up from our accomodation (Dan, I think his name was) was friendly, very knowledgable & right on time. The office staff were lovely.
      We can't recommend highly enough our pilot, Jeremy. He was amazing. It was our first time in a helicopter & our first time seeing & touching snow. We felt very safe with Jeremy as he flew us thru the most spectacular scenery, explaining about the history of the area & glacier formations.
      He very kindly took photos of us once we landed & let us have a play in the snow. One of the BEST experiences my husband & I have had & certainly made our first overseas holiday together (celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary) an extremely memorable one.
      This is a MUST DO experience for anyone visiting Queenstown......absolutely AMAZING!!! Thank you!!
      Written 28 July 2019
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      Wow! thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review! We are so pleased to hear you had an incredible experience!! Jeremy is amazing and he thoroughly enjoys the experience with you! Happy 25th Anniversary and if you are still here in Queenstown enjoy the rest of your trip!
      Written 30 July 2019
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