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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$490.62
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David W wrote a review 20 Jun
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
The helicopter experience was one of the best things I have ever done. The close views of the snowy mountains are just stunning, and you have plenty of opportunity inside and outside of the helicopter to take pictures or video. The staff are all very friendly, calm and professional, with plenty of local knowledge. The helicopter is very modern with excellent views due to the all-around glass windows. The flight was very pleasant and smooth. You can tell that the pilot is very experienced and loves what he does. Definitely reccommended! Thank you very much for an awesome experience
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Date of experience: June 2021
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NFWellington wrote a review 17 Jun
Wellington, New Zealand49 contributions15 helpful votes
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Had a great flight today. Luke, our pilot, did a fantastic job and was very knowledgeable. The weather was amazing and we landed on knee deep snow. It was an amazing trip!
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
Responded 6 days ago
Hi NFWellington, Thank you for your review, glad to hear you had such an amzaing time with Luke :) Kind regards, Claudia
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Terri S wrote a review 14 Jun
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Don't miss this, honestly if you can only do 1 tour in Queenstown, do this and do it with these guys. Amazing experience never to be forgotten and the team were great. We felt totally safe, equipment/helicopter was new and very comfortable. Our pilot Jeremy was informative, professional and very calming. We had to change times due to weather and the team were very flexible and helpful. We'll definitely go back for another tour.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
Responded 6 days ago
Hi Terri, Thank you for your amazing review! We look forward to seeing you again in the future for another exciting trip! Kind regards, Claudia
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Graeme wrote a review 12 Jun
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Great flight, Certainly worth doing while in Queenstown We flew up to Cecil Peak spent time up on the ridge, the pilot was very informative about the area. Highly recommend
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
Responded 6 days ago
Hi Graeme, Thank you for your review, we are so glad to hear you loved your trip. Kind regards, Claudia
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Explore511158 wrote a review 8 Jun
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Absolutely exceptional tour - well worth your time and money. Friendly service at booking to fantastic trip to Milford Sound from our pilot Alfie.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Explore511158, Thank you for your lovely review, we appreciate your kind words! Glad to hear you had such a great time with Alfie. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Claudia
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