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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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US$244.00*
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30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown
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US$173.76*
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20-Minute Remarkables Helicopter Tour from Queenstown
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US$406.66*
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50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
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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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35 Lucas Place | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we had a wedding on the ledge at cecil peak which involved 3 helicopters transporting ourselves and 14 guests. from the first contact to leaving it was faultless. Picking the bridal party up at the accommodation, the pilots going out of there way to ensure...More

Thank Neville R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I booked this flight super last minute before I was due to fly out of Queenstown. Your staff were tremendously helpful around catering to my booking as well as being informative, communicative and providing excellent customer service. I truly appreciated the ride to the airport...More

Thank LittleRojo
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora, Thank you so much for your excellent review of Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. That's fantastic you managed to fit in a flight last minute and great to hear the staff were so helpful with regards to booking the flight! Sounds like you had...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only managed the short trip around and up The Remarkable's, however a great experience, great company, brilliant pilots and awesome scenery....I agree a must for any visit to Queenstown.More

Thank Chatz2014
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your review of your flight with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your Remarkables flight. The scenery we have around us here in Queenstown is pretty amazing so from start to finish all our flights are incredible. All our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldnt recommend this more! While it is a little expensive (the activity itself, rather than the company), the Milford explorer is a fantastic way to see Milford Sound, the Fiordland National Park, and to land on top of a glacier. We were not rushed or...More

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your fantastic review of your Milford Sound experience with us! You are right, by helicopter is truly the best way to see Milford Sound and take in the incredible scenery between Milford Sound and Queenstown. Great to hear the pilot...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So the adventure capital of beautiful New Zealand's South Island Queenstown really does have something for everyone. But if you only do one thing, let it be the extended helicopter tour with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. We booked a couple of weeks ahead but the...More

2  Thank Smurf571
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Smurf571, Thank you so much to yourself and David for joining us for a flight yesterday and for writing such an amazing and comprehensive review.....we could hardly have put it any better ourselves!! The Milford Extended (203) is one of our most popular flights...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Queenstown a few times but have never been on one of the heli tours. This time we made a snap decision to go on a one to make the most of the fine weather after snow in Queenstown. These guys came highly...More

Thank AlexiusCD
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi AlexiusCD, Thank you for your review and kind words about your experience with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, especially those about your pilot, Luke. We're delighted to hear that you had such a great time with us and were so well looked after by Luke,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Glacier and LOTR Tour (Flight 107). We were lucky with weather, so the ride was very smooth and the views were majestic. Pictures and videos I took don't capture the beauty of the experience. It's worth budgeting for (it's not cheap). Staff...More

Thank adrian_dy02
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Adrian, Thanks to yourself and Marie for joining us recently for our LOTR & Glacier flight recently. You are 100% correct with regards to our booking process and it works out very well for us so that even if we are really unlucky with...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

I was lucky enough to enjoy a Glacier flight which was absolutely amazing. The heli had huge big windows and the view was fantastic from every seat. We flew over a tarn high up in the mountains that was reflecting the surrounding mountains.More

Thank Sally M
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sally, Thank you for your review and for joining us for a flight. Our Glacier Explorer (105) covers some spectacular scenery up in the Mt Aspiring National Park, beautiful peaks, spectacular glaciers and hidden alpine lakes. Our helicopters are just like sitting in a...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Its not cheap to spend an hour on a Glacier, but worth the money. It cost just over $1000 for the 2 of us, but as this was a birthday present for my wife, not an issue. A piece of advice, book early in your...More

1  Thank Scott R
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Hi Scott, Thank you for your review and a belated Happy Birthday to Kim! Great advice for any other travellers too, if you book early, it gives you some days to fall back on if the weather isn't very good for flying on your first...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

The trip I went on was Milford Extended, within the 2 hr trip time, I had been taken out the top of the mountain to land on the glacier and the next minute I was on the west coast on the beach. The glacier landing...More

Thank Sandy H
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Hi Sandy, Thank you for your email and kind words. The Milford Extended (203) is easily one of our most popular flights as you land in three beautiful and very contrasting locations, plus, as the helicopter flies the length of Milford Sound, you can avoid...More

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leslie f
Does one need to bring boots and parka for landing on glacier? Do you offer 2 hour trip and if so how much is it from Queenstown? I dont see it listed. I see 20 min and 30 min. Leslie
13 August 2016|
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes | Property representative |
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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nikki h
hi guys was wondering what the best option is for the flights 20mins flight time seems very little for the amount you are paying and how much snow time do you get? thanks in advance nikki
10 May 2016|
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes | Property representative |
Hi Nikki, our 20 minute Remarkables flight is $230 & is an alpine landing for approx 10 minutes. Other options you might be interested in is our 30 minute Alpine Scenic flight including a 10 minute snow landing ($330 per... More
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michael c
How should we dress for this tour
14 February 2016|
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Response from echidnasydney | Reviewed this property |
Casual & comfortable can get chilly in the mountains if you land!
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