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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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“helicopter ride” (41 reviews)
“snow landing” (29 reviews)
“milford sound” (163 reviews)
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35 Lucas Place | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An amazing experience. From start to finish, GSLH were an exceptional company to deal with. I inquired a number of months before the actual flight, and their staff were very helpful and accommodating in finding the right one for us. The flight itself was amazing....More

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Kia ora CB We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences that you had with us. So pleased you enjoyed Luke and dealing with the team her at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather was perfect the organisation was excellent and the pilot Luke was calm, experienced and very knowledgeable. It was a trip we were really looking forward to and GSLH didn’t let us down. Flying over the snow capped mountains of Queensland and surrounds and...More

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

Kia ora DaveleoKennedy We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a thorough review. I've passed your comments along to Luke. So pleased you enjoyed the flight with us. Our landscape is stunning and seeing it from the air is fantastic. Kind regards...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I decided to splurge a little on this one and it did not disappoint!! We couldn’t stop smiling! The glacier landing was incredible, our pilot, Chris even took some fantastic photos! (Tip: don’t move when he takes the panoramic one, it would...More

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

Kia ora Samantha S We SO appreciate your comments. Our glaciers and the scenic terrain around us is fantastic....definitely sensory overload. Thanks so much for flying with us. Enjoy your photos and memories. Kind regards Trish

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Milford sound/Glacier trip 3 years ago and enjoyed it so much, we thought it would be a great 18th present for our niece and her boyfriend on there trip to queenstown from Sydney. After spending the $1100 for two, we didn’t think...More

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

Kia ora Rennie 36 We appreciate your feedback and, in order to provide you with a more thorough response, we would be grateful if you could share with us specifics of their trip. If you have the date and the name your niece and her...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a flight to Skippers canyon with Luke the pilot, then landed on a glacier up a mountain. This was such an awesome experience I highly recommend doing this. Very comfortable flight and great people that work there.

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Thanks so much for your comments. We appreciate you taking the time. Kind regards Trish

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a heli tour with Chris and Matt and they flew 8 of us up to Remarkables let us out to enjoy the view and take some photographs What a great tour and the scenery was sensational Thanks for the tour guys it was...More

Thank Flynn B
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GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora Flynn B We really appreciate the review and your comments. So pleased you got some great photos and enjoyed the scenery. Kind regards Trish

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

From the online booking to the day of the flight, we were kept informed and updated the whole time. We were lucky that the weather was clear and we had an amazing flight with Stu. Safety was their priority and this was clear from the...More

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Kia ora S_Li_2000 We really appreciate your extensive review. So pleased we were part of creating such a memorable experience for you. Kind regards Trish

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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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