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Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

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Address: 35 Lucas Place | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 3016
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Glacier Southern Lakes is Queenstown's leading scenic heli-flight company...

Glacier Southern Lakes is Queenstown's leading scenic heli-flight company with a reputation of providing a high standard of professionalism and service. We offer daily scenic helicopter tours over the mountains, lakes, glaciers and fiords in and around Middle-earth, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park & Mt Aspiring National Park. Alpine or snow landings are part of all our flights and glacier landings are included in all our Milford Sound flights.

We have the most experienced team of helicopter pilots in Queenstown who will share their extensive local knowledge with you. For Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit fans we can show you many of the Queenstown film locations like nobody else, with pilots who were part of the film crew.

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US$237.59*
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50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown

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Expert and reliable Helicopter tours around Queenstown

Selected this operator based on other TripAdvisor reviews; some other operators reportedly canceled scheduled flights somewhat capriciously. Glacier Southern Lakes was totally... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Selected this operator based on other TripAdvisor reviews; some other operators reportedly canceled scheduled flights somewhat capriciously. Glacier Southern Lakes was totally reliable and professional. Luke, our pilot, was both a seasoned pilot and a fascinating tour guide - as well as being a genuinely super-nice Kiwi. He modified the 2.5-hour tour based on wind and cloud situations around Milford... More 

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your recommendation - fantastic feedback! Sounds like you had a great time on our Milford Extended Flight 203 & Luke modified the flight well due to weather and chose some pretty amazing landing spots for you. We will be sure to pass your feedback on to him. Thanks again for your review & we hope... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow wow wow. We are still buzzing from our amazing scenic flight out to the southern glaciers. If you're on the fence about doing this trip or spending the money than get off it. This was one of the best experiences of our lives. The view from the helicopter gives you a completely different perspective on the awesome landscape and... More 

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Robert, Thank you for your review - it's wonderful to hear that this was one of the best experiences of your lives!! You are right - traveling by helicopter does give you the best views and allows you to access some pretty amazing and unique areas.... definitely an unforgettable experience! Sounds like your pilot Chris really looked after you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely one of the best things we did in NZ! Pilot was super friendly and we saw incredible views from the helicopter. Do the glacier landing - it's gorgeous and really fun. The boat portion was alright - we should've skipped that and stuck to all heli!

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your review - great to hear that your helicopter flight with us was one of the best activities you did while in New Zealand! The Milford & Cruise Flight 202 is a popular option and does include a 1 hour 45 minute cruise in Milford Sound. An option not including the cruise is our Milford... More 

Blockley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing experience! While expensive- it is worth every dollar! Andy was a great pilot on our flight really enhanced the overall experience. The entire team also was very good- so would highly recommend Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters!

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your review of Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. It's great to hear that Andy and the team looked after you so well. A helicopter flight from Queenstown is certainly a must do when visiting New Zealand! Thanks again for your recommendation & we hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday! From the team at Glacier... More 

Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the helicopter tour to Milford Sound. The helicopter round trip was the highlight of the trip. We were able to land on the glacier and get out to take pictures. It was also nice that our pilot moved us around the cockpit with each landing. Different perspectives were fun! Highly recommend. Worth the price of admission!

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to review your flight with us. It's so great to hear that it was the highlight of your whole New Zealand trip - that is certainly what we like to hear! Thanks again for flying with us & we hope you enjoy the rest of you holiday! From the team at, Glacier... More 

California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly kudos to Glacier Southern Lakes staff for great service! I had emailed a number of local companies in the area to ask their recommendations based on a particular budget - all the others were too lazy to give any advice and just sent links to their websites with barely any details or pictures. The others were just tourist traps!... More 

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your terrific review of Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters! It is great to hear that our team could offer you the best advice and suggestions. Sounds like you had an amazing time on our Milford Sound (Flight 201). The Glacier landing on Mt Tutoko and seeing Milford Sound by helicopter are certainly a once... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unforgettable experience, definitely worth it as I got million dollars' view from helicopter and we landed on the Clarks Glacier in summer!The snow was so beautiful. All of us were so happy to play around. Our excellent pilot is Stu, a good guide as well, he helped to take amazing photos for us . I shared some pictures, have a... More 

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for joining us for a flight to the Clarke Glacier and for submitting such great photos. It looks as though you were lucky enough to fly in our Airbus H130 which is the most luxurious of all of our helicopters and with a large cabin space and windows to see the stunning landscape, it really is the... More 

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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing experience with these guys. From the hotel pick up and drop off, to the friendly staff and the super knowledgeable pilot (Chris) I did the 202 flight to Milford Sound, which involved a scenic flight from QT airport, an amazing glacier landing and then a cruise around Milford itself. If you are thinking about heading to Fiordland in a... More 

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Liam, Thank you for your awesome review of our Milford Sound & Cruise (202) flight. We may be a little biased but we cannot think of any better way to visit Milford Sound than by air, with such stunning views, the ability to land in spectacular places and as it's so much faster than travelling by road, you can... More 

Horrabridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the 50 min glacier trip....it was as reviewed Aaawesome ... The staff were super friendly, treated us so nicely, the pilot was superb, Chris many thanks. Of course they are working with amazing scenery but the skill and personality really comes through. Definitely will go again. Early morning flight was superb,

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hello Richard, Thanks to you and your family for joining us on our Glacier Explorer flight and for sharing your experiences with your fellow travelers on TripAdvisor. Great to hear that you enjoyed flying with our pilot, Chris. He's been flying around the mountains around Queenstown for many years now and has flown everything from helicopters, lights planes to gliders,... More 

Duluth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a whim we decided to take a helicopter tour to get to Milford Sound. Quick search showed that Glacier Southern Lakes was THE company to use.....100% correct. We were promptly picked up, the driver was very courteous and friendly - plus knowledgeable about the area. After a quick instructional session we met our pilot, Luke. Great guy, very friendly... More 

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Adam, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such an awesome review! It was a pleasure to have had yourself and Jessica fly with us and we're delighted to hear how well looked after you were by both Peter and Luke. Luke is from a small place fairly close to Queenstown so we're sure he had lots... More 

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