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Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

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Address: 35 Lucas Place | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 3016
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Glacier Southern Lakes is Queenstown's leading scenic heli-flight company...

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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US$241.52*
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30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown
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50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown

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Fly to Milford in style!

Amazing experience with these guys. From the hotel pick up and drop off, to the friendly staff and the super knowledgeable pilot (Chris) I did the 202 flight to Milford Sound... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing experience with these guys. From the hotel pick up and drop off, to the friendly staff and the super knowledgeable pilot (Chris) I did the 202 flight to Milford Sound, which involved a scenic flight from QT airport, an amazing glacier landing and then a cruise around Milford itself. If you are thinking about heading to Fiordland in a... More 

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Horrabridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the 50 min glacier trip....it was as reviewed Aaawesome ... The staff were super friendly, treated us so nicely, the pilot was superb, Chris many thanks. Of course they are working with amazing scenery but the skill and personality really comes through. Definitely will go again. Early morning flight was superb,

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Duluth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On a whim we decided to take a helicopter tour to get to Milford Sound. Quick search showed that Glacier Southern Lakes was THE company to use.....100% correct. We were promptly picked up, the driver was very courteous and friendly - plus knowledgeable about the area. After a quick instructional session we met our pilot, Luke. Great guy, very friendly... More 

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Adam, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such an awesome review! It was a pleasure to have had yourself and Jessica fly with us and we're delighted to hear how well looked after you were by both Peter and Luke. Luke is from a small place fairly close to Queenstown so we're sure he had lots... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing trip, we were safety briefed and straight into the helicopter, stunning views as we took off from Queenstown Airport, We landed on the snow at Mount Larkin. Thanks to our pilot Jeremy, for an awsome flight. Highly recommend.

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Eirl960, Thank you for flying with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters and for taking the time to leave such such great feedback of your flight with us. Jeremy is proving to be a real hit with passengers, having only just recently joined the team at GSLH so he'll be delighted to hear of your feedback. Thank you once again for... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family took the Milford Extended flight on an absolutely lovely day. We were very lucky with the weather and the whole team at Glacier Southern was extremely helpful and fun. Our pilot was fantastic and landed on the glacier so that we could get out and take amazing pictures. Then he landed on a secluded beach on the Tasman... More 

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hello WGhummingbird, Thank you for flying with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters and for leaving such kind words for your fellow travelers. The Milford Extended (203) is one of our most popular flights, with three awesome and very contrasting landings as well as the chance to see all of Milford Sound from the air without the crowds is an added bonus.... More 

Canandaigua, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the helicopter to Milford Sound plus boat cruise. This was the best tour I've ever done. (Also the most expensive). This was sooooo much fun. The helicopter ride over the mountains and to the top of a snow covered glacier where we stopped and got out was very exciting and beautiful. Highly recommend.

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi William, Thank you for your review and for joining us for a flight to Milford Sound. We're delighted to hear that you loved your flight to Milford Sound, it really is a spectacular flight covering a variety of landscapes and with the ability to land in some really special places, we think that helicopter is the only way to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound (and boat ride) was an extraordinary and memorable experience—the highlight of our three weeks in New Zealand. The customer service from Glacier Southern Lakes was excellent—and our pilot Alfie is an experienced professional who provided a great flight experience. If possible, spend the extra money to upgrade to the Airbus helicopter—the quiet cabin... More 

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hello Neal, Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind words for your fellow travellers and for joining us for a flight to Milford Sound. The Airbus H130 is our largest and most luxurious helicopter and provides incredible viewing of the landscape from the large windows so it's great to hear that you enjoyed your flight in this... More 

Chulmleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the honor of being flown by Sir Richard (Hannibal) Hayes on our recent flight. Sir Richard is world famous for his rescue exploits which have earned him numerous honours. He is also CEO of Southern Lakes Helicopters. In what was obviously a routine flight for him he took us from Te Anau to land on the deck of... More 

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many thanks to the team at Glacier Southern Helicopters for a truly unforgettable experience. We were lucky to have a near perfect day for our trip to the Mt. Tutoku glacier and then on to Milford Sound for a cruise before heading back to Queenstown. The team were friendly, helpful and consummate professionals. I can't recommend this experience highly enough.

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review of your experience with us here at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. The team have read your review and really appreciate your amazing feedback! What a stunning day it was yesterday, so glad that we had some perfect weather to get you flying with us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on the Milford Extended trip today and it was beyond any expectation I might've had. The weather has been marginal all week, so this was my last chance to go, and I'm so thrilled that I got to (and that GSL is so careful about making sure their trips are safe). There is nothing like getting a view... More 

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review

Hi Nancy, Thank you for taking the time of leave us with such kind words of your experience with us and for your patience with the weather! It has been a challenging period of weather in Queenstown of late so we hope this was a great way to finish off your South Island adventure. We'll be sure to pass on... More 

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