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Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

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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...more
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35 Lucas Place | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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All reviews helicopter ride snow landing milford sound pilot andy an amazing experience once in a lifetime great pilot worth every cent new zealand professional company scenic flight these guys tasman sea fresh snow highly recommend this company amazing scenery perfect weather
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow, we booked this months ago and was worried that may be the weather may get in the way. Well we couldn't have picked a better day. Beautiful blue skies. Picked up from our accommodation on time for the 10 minute drive to the airfield....More

Thank John K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you for an amazing flight up to Clarke Glacier and over the Shotover River. We had a great flight (even though my partner was feeling a bit motion sick!) We only had one other couple on board, so it felt very private and intimate....More

Thank Melissa K
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia ora Melissa K Thanks so much for you comments and so pleased we could be the highlight of your honeymoon :-) Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wat a wonderful experience..our pilot Chris was lovely..highly recommend, a once in a life time experience

Thank Tamlyn S
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Tamlyn S Thanks so much for giving us such a great recommendation and your comments about Chris. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing ride with steady pilot Chris at the controls. We landed twice on mountain tops - once on a snowy peak. Felt completely safe and relaxed - no showy flying - when you can’t beat the scenery. Stopped for a picnic lunch high...More

Thank sacagawea90210
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Thanks so much for sharing the experiences you had on your flight with us. You certainly had a great look around our beautiful nearby scenic areas. We appreciate your comments about Chris too. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first time experiencing a helicopter, I was nervous but the professionalism of the staff was second to none putting me at total ease. I also have high motion sickness so was also very worried that I may embarrass myself, but the kindly provided bag...More

Thank sneezydownunder
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora sneezydownunder What a great approach you have to life. Really nice phrase "Memories are made from moments like this,....". So pleased we help create your memories and that the team and Luke looked after you so well. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this scenic flight. Landing on a snow peak, felt like you were on top of the world. Definitely “a rush” and something to do with the family. The kids will love it 😍

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

Kia ora Joannadoerr We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. So pleased you and your family had such fun with us. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I chose Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters due to their great reviews on TripAdvisor and was not disappointed. Very professional customer service right from the initial booking, through changes/postponement due to bad weather, checking in on the day and at the end of our flight. Our...More

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

Kia ora SLNZ We really appreciate your comments. The scenery is truely spectacular and so pleased we could share it with you. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this as a group of four and it was a real thrill - especially when we did the landing right at the top of a peak! The views were spectacular and our pilot Buck experienced and knowledgeable. Worth the money for sure!

Thank cheryla825
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora cheryla825 Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Fantastic you enjoyed you flight. I'll definitely pass you comments onto Buck. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We originally book a plane ride to Milford Sound but it got cancelled due to cloudy weather so we decided to spend the extra money on the helicopter tour and we are so glad we did. The views on the flight were amazing and landing...More

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

Kia ora cessna210 We're pleased we were able to get you flying and get to some amazing locations for you. Many thanks for taking the time to share your experiences. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was so much more than a helicopter ride. I have been picked up and I went on the flight to Milford Sound with the lading on a glacier. On the flight our pilot Alfie was guiding us nicely through the nature underneath and pointing...More

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

Kia ora Petra H Sounds like you had the most fabulous time. You are quite right - the helicopter flight allows you to access areas and experiences that otherwise you aren't able to do. We'll pass you kind comments onto Alfie too. Thanks once again....More

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janie2411
21 November 2017|
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes | Property representative |
Hi Janie, Thank you for your question! Yes, February is a great time of year to join us on a Milford Extended Flight! To be honest, any time of the year is great, it really depends on what is happening with the weather... More
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SueI201
28 October 2017|
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes | Property representative |
Hi there, Absolutely - we offer courtesy pick up and drop off from the centre of Queenstown or from your accommodation. Just let us know where you are staying at the time of booking and in your booking confirmation we... More
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leslie f
13 August 2016|
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes | Property representative |
Hi Leslie, thank you for your enquiry and apologies for the delay with our response.As mentioned above it is definitely recommended to bring sturdy shoes and warm clothing. We have a variety of flights that are longer and... More
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