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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$233.23*
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30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown
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US$166.09*
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20-Minute Remarkables Helicopter Tour from Queenstown
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50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown

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My wife and I discovered that not all scenic helicopter flight companies are the same. We originally booked online from Australia with another company as we didn't know any... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I discovered that not all scenic helicopter flight companies are the same. We originally booked online from Australia with another company as we didn't know any better. Southern lakes Helicopters inspire a lot of confidence and we are so fortunate to have found them after having a bad experience with the company we originally booked with. Southern... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forward to this so much and it didn't disappoint. From the moment we were picked up from our hotel the service was great and it stayed like that for the whole journey till we were back at our hotel. We were lucky enough to have Alfie as our pilot who was a great guy and made us... More 

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Bilambil Heights, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the most amazing experience with 3 couples & a two yr old. Was an awesome day of sightseeing, wine, antipasto platter & highlight of landing on a glazier.

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

Hi Tina & Simon, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your experience flying with us yesterday! It was certainly a great day for flying and the pilots really enjoyed taking your group out to experience the beauty of Mount Cook, Milford Sound and beyond. We hope we have the chance to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After going back & forth about booking - mainly because of the cost for a family of five - we bit the bullet & booked the Milford Flight & Cruise. We were booked to go on our first full day in QT on Good Friday but with ordinary weather forecast we were switched to Easter Monday. Well what a cracker... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for your excellent review of Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. That's fantastic you were able to reschedule and get out on a beautiful Easter Monday. You are right in saying "no words can completely capture the experience" - it is really difficult to describe to put into words what a helicopter flight in this part... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely fantastic, a must do if you are in Queenstown. The morning of our flight weather wise was not pleasant and had to put off till the afternoon but once we were in the air everything was perfect we landed on the glacier on the beach and at Milford. Unbelievable. I think we will be going back next year to... More 

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

Hi Scott, Thank you very much for your review of Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. We are so glad the weather came right on the day and you were able to experience our Milford Extended flight. We look forward to seeing you again next year and showing you some more beautiful sights! From the team at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters was a once in a lifetime experience that I highly recommend to anyone visiting Queenstown. We arranged a roundtrip helicopter flight to Milford Sound with a two hour cruise ($945.00 NZ) in early January 2017. There high reviews, perfect safety record, and updated helicopter fleet were some of the main reasons we decided to go with... More 

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

Hi Jon,. Thank you for your excellent review of Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. We are glad our high Trip Advisor reviews encouraged you to book with us in the first place, we have been ranked #1 for over a decade so we certainly appreciate all the reviews that come in! That's great your flight was able to be rescheduled. We... More 

Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very responsive to emails. Clean, comfortable, well-maintained helicopters. Friendly check-in staff and pilot. GORGEOUS scenery flying through the Misty Mountains, over Isengard, landing on the Clarke Glacier, and up the Shotover River. One of the landings is on the glacier, and the pilot gave us a choice for the second one - by a big beautiful lake, or in a... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for your review! So glad you enjoyed our Lord of the Rings & Glacier Explorer Flight 107 - there certainly is some amazing scenery out there! We have the most modern fleet of Airbus Helicopters in New Zealand - all our aircraft are kept in pristine condition and are maintained according to the Civil... More 

Bowral, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything from reception, safety, boarding, flight, information, photo taking, music, experience was 10 out of 10. The whole experience was breathe taking! I can't explain how happy I was with the afternoon of landing on the beautiful glacier to circling the gorgeous fur seals on the beach. I felt safe, I felt important. I felt all my needs were met.... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters - we really appreciate your recommendation! It is so great to hear that you felt firstly safe and important as that is what we strive for with all our customers! Safety always comes first in every single part of our operation. Wonderful to hear... More 

San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will admit, looking at the pictures I was confused by the rave reviews. That's because pictures cannot capture the sense of awe and beauty when you're flying over these mountains. I did the Glacier landing. They either land or the Clark glacier or the Isabelle glacier. These glaciers are on opposite sides so one of them will be sunny.... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for your review of Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters! You are right - pictures cannot fully capture just how amazing it is to fly around this area, it is certainly something you have to see for yourself! With our Glacier Explorer Flight 105, the pilot will choose the best landing location on the day. We don't actually... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had serious sticker shock when I looked at the prices, but figured I'd only visit NZ once so I should splurge and _really_ see NZ. From the moment I booked, this tour company was exceptionally professional. I know this company does these tours all day long, but I really felt that this was My Special Tour the whole time... More 

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

Hi Nathan, Thank you for your review of Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. We certainly appreciate your recommendation! Great advice for anyone looking to do a helicopter flight in New Zealand. It is well worth it! By helicopter is truly the best way to really experience the amazing scenery all around us. For a lot of our clients, this is the... More 

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