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Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

35 Lucas Place | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-442 3016
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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 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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“snow landing” (29 reviews)
“milford sound” (162 reviews)
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35 Lucas Place | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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"helicopter ride"
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"milford sound"
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"new zealand"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the initial phone call to the breath taking flight the Glacier crew were outstanding. We went on the Explorer trip and enjoyed every minute. 6 passengers and we all thought the same. This is the highlight of our NZ trip so far and the...More

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Director of Sales at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Thanks so much for your review. It's great to hear our service was outstanding and professional right from the first phone call. We think our Glacier Explorer Flight 105 is amazing so glad you and all the other passengers on the flight agree!...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters will do everything it takes to make sure you have a great trip. Our flight to Queenstown was cancelled due to bad weather so we were going to miss our tour but Maddie from their office was fantastic...More

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Director of Sales at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your review! Great to hear the rebooking process was easy & you had fantastic service from start to finish. We will pass your feedback onto Maddie and the rest of the team. We have the most modern fleet of Airbus...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

6 plus a pilot for in the helicopter, 2 lightest in front which has best views for pix n space. We were in the back, a tighter squeeze, but manageable. A gentle ride, at time felt like we weren't even moving. Landed Milford sound airport...More

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Director of Sales at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your review of our Milford Extended Flight 103. We are glad you enjoyed the variety of landings on this amazing flight - it is a great way to see Milford Sound & Fiordland National Park. We will pass your feedback...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We discussed booking the Milford Sound 202 cruise and flight months before our honeymoon to Queenstown. We made sure we booked on the first day of our 12 day stay as advised. Our flight was rescheduled three times over the course of our holiday due...More

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Director of Sales at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Natalie, It was extremely disappointing to read your review which we as a team take seriously and is not a true reflection of our service and standard. This is our first ‘terrible’ review which had you flown would be very different and it...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

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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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Sue I
28 October 2017|
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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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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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