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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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35 Lucas Place | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Decided to do the Extended Helicopter trip to Milford Sound - amazing, hate helicopters but was an awesome experience

Thank Brownefamily5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an incredible day out! Blue skies, sunshine, fresh snow!!! The ladies doing reservations are lovely and made sure i knew what to wear and what time to check weather and head out. Our pilot tim was fantastic! Our guide was taz, i loved how...More

Thank danyell_8
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Thank you so much for your review of Queenstown Snowmobiles. This is an amazing winter product and we are so glad you got out there and enjoyed it! Access to our base is by helicopter only and we operate fully guided, small group...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the tour though one of the local agents for $250 each so not a cheap trip. This was however money well spent and a real thrill. Picked up on time from town and ferried to the helicopter port where our pilot walked is...More

Thank pomerz
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your review of Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. It's great to hear you enjoyed your flight with us! It is amazing to land up in the snow and the views from all our landing spots are pretty special and well worth...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This company is professional, has a safety record second to none! The choppers are the safest and new! TIP... book your flight for the start of your holiday as the weather can delay your flight.. We tried 2 times and finally flew on the 3rd...More

Thank solarmaster
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your review of Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Great tip - it is always a good idea to book at the beginning of your Queenstown itinerary so you have more availability to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wasn't the cheapest trip available but it was well worth the money. The service couldn't be faulted. Everything ran to time from pick up to drop off. The pilot kept us informed the entire journey & ensured that everyone changed seats to have the...More

Thank ajs2509
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your review of Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters! So great to hear that you couldn't fault our service! We will pass your feedback onto the rest of the team. Our Milford Extended Flight 203 certainly is an amazing "must-do" experience. One...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a wedding on the ledge at cecil peak which involved 3 helicopters transporting ourselves and 14 guests. from the first contact to leaving it was faultless. Picking the bridal party up at the accommodation, the pilots going out of there way to ensure...More

Thank Neville R
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora Neville, Thank you for your review! Congratulations on your wedding! So great to hear that everything ran smoothly and our staff went out of their way to make it even more amazing for you. A ceremony in a remote alpine environment is certainly...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this flight super last minute before I was due to fly out of Queenstown. Your staff were tremendously helpful around catering to my booking as well as being informative, communicative and providing excellent customer service. I truly appreciated the ride to the airport...More

Thank LittleRojo
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you so much for your excellent review of Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. That's fantastic you managed to fit in a flight last minute and great to hear the staff were so helpful with regards to booking the flight! Sounds like you had...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Only managed the short trip around and up The Remarkable's, however a great experience, great company, brilliant pilots and awesome scenery....I agree a must for any visit to Queenstown.More

Thank Chatz2014
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Kia ora, Thank you for your review of your flight with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your Remarkables flight. The scenery we have around us here in Queenstown is pretty amazing so from start to finish all our flights are incredible. All our...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Couldnt recommend this more! While it is a little expensive (the activity itself, rather than the company), the Milford explorer is a fantastic way to see Milford Sound, the Fiordland National Park, and to land on top of a glacier. We were not rushed or...More

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Kia ora, Thank you for your fantastic review of your Milford Sound experience with us! You are right, by helicopter is truly the best way to see Milford Sound and take in the incredible scenery between Milford Sound and Queenstown. Great to hear the pilot...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

So the adventure capital of beautiful New Zealand's South Island Queenstown really does have something for everyone. But if you only do one thing, let it be the extended helicopter tour with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. We booked a couple of weeks ahead but the...More

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi Smurf571, Thank you so much to yourself and David for joining us for a flight yesterday and for writing such an amazing and comprehensive review.....we could hardly have put it any better ourselves!! The Milford Extended (203) is one of our most popular flights...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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nikki h
10 May 2016|
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes | Property representative |
Hi Nikki, our 20 minute Remarkables flight is $230 & is an alpine landing for approx 10 minutes. Other options you might be interested in is our 30 minute Alpine Scenic flight including a 10 minute snow landing ($330 per... More
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michael c
14 February 2016|
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Response from echidnasydney | Reviewed this property |
Casual & comfortable can get chilly in the mountains if you land!
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