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Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

Queenstown, New Zealand
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About Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
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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Lord of the Rings and Glacier Helicopter Tour

Soar above 'Lord of the Rings' film sites on this helicopter tour, flying above the fictional Middle-earth locations of the Misty Mountains, Isengard, Lothlórien, and more. Make two spectacular landings, on Clarke Glacier in Mount Aspiring National Park and in Skippers Canyon. Your pilot—who worked on the 'LOTR' and 'Hobbit' trilogies—shares stories and commentary throughout the scenic flight.
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1 hour 10 minutes
from US$497.74
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Lilz275 wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions
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Was a short trip so booked a scenic tour of Milford sound and the glacier. Was not disappointed. Because it was still autumn there wasn’t too much snow but still beautiful. Kurt was our pilot and he was great. Very informative and is so good at taking pictures on your phone to get the best angles for that perfect IG shot. Wasn’t safe the land on the glacier today but landed on a mountain top where we managed to see deer which was great. Photos and videos don’t do justice with this experience. Would recommend
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Jet64758409426, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Lilz, Thank you for your review! It is awesome to hear you had such a great trip with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Liv
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Ben A wrote a review Apr 2022
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Visited Queenstown for our honeymoon and decided to do the Kjet and Helicopter experience combo. Staff were very friendly and accomodating when the weather was not good enough to fly that day, were happy to rebook for the following day and even pick us up and drop us back to our Hotel. A great experience and a magnificent view from our landing spot on the remarkables. Highly recommended. Big shout out to our Pilot Alfie who was friendly and informative. Will have to go for a longer trip next time!!! Thanks team!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Jet64758409426, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Ben, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear you loved your experience with us! I have passed on your message to Alfie as well. Fingers crossed we see you again in the future. Kind regards, Liv
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Mike Silva wrote a review Mar 2022
29 contributions17 helpful votes
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Absolutely Stunning flight with my wife & 15 yr old daughter. Danny our piolt was knowledgeable & fun. Even tho not alot of snow, the views were " to die for" Someting we will remember for the rest of our lives. If you can afford it do it, you wont regret it
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from Jet64758409426, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
Responded 3 Apr 2022
Hi there, Thank you so much for your awesome review. We will be sure to pass this on to our team. Kind regards, Ruby - Reservations
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Janene878 wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand59 contributions29 helpful votes
Amazing experience and great views of the Queenstown area with a stop off on a mountain- would certainly recommend taking a flight
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Response from Jet64758409426, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
Responded 28 Feb 2022
Hi there, Thank you so much for your awesome review! I will be sure to pass this onto the team. Kind regards, Ruby - Reservations
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Janette K wrote a review Jan 2022
96 contributions24 helpful votes
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Alfie the pilot entertained us with sites he pointed out en route to the iconic Milford Sound. Shhh Alfie is very modest but he is an A lister helicopter pilot in Aotearoa having filmed aerial shots for movies like Lord of the Rings. The four hour trip was breathtaking as we flew from Queenstown and cruised the fiord viewing seals and waterfalls. We even landed high on a glacier. Then a couple on board got engaged high in the snow line looking over Lake Wakatipu. Alfie took the photo of the soon to be groom on bender knee. It was nail biting flying so close to the mountains but we felt very safe. Maybe they’ll make a movie about Alfie one day
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from Jet64758409426, General Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
Responded 16 Feb 2022
Hi Jannette, Thank you for your review! We love to hear about your experiences with us. Alfie is a fabulous pilot and hopefully one day they will make a movie about him! Fingers crossed we will see you again in the future. Kind regards, Liv
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