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  • Ondine
    Sydney, Australia12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The flight was absolutely amazing, our pilot Will was so good, professional, very friendly, kept us informed all the time regarding the mountains we were flying over, and the landing on the glacier was so smooth and exciting.
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • Matthew S
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scotty was my pilot and he was amazing. Definitely a bucket list item done. Way better than a 14 hour tour to milford and doing the 1.5 hour flight! Well worth every cent!
    Written 16 January 2024
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  • Nmaisuria22
    Hollywood4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a great trip and a well experienced that gave descriptions of the landscape along the way. Would highly recommend.
    Written 15 February 2024
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  • Deestyle17
    Brisbane, Australia10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Today's trip was EPIC!
    From the moment we were picked up, we knew this business had a great operation.
    We flew to Mt Cook with Sam, who flew the plane perfectly, not a bump, not a thump; it was as if we were floating.
    His local knowledge was impressive, and he was a downright lovely bloke!
    He made my husband’s fear of heights tolerable, which had never happened before.
    We hope to be back and fly with him again, 10/10!

    On the ground, at the Glazier we met our tour guide, Scott, who was equally outstanding, possibly the best guide we’ve ever had.

    We’re on a complete high from today’s adventure and will most definitely be using your services again.
    Thank you!
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • givengo2000
    Massachusetts23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best things I’ve ever done!! The tour guide Denny was a wonderful young woman who drove 16 of us from Queenstown to Mt Cook Aoraki and back, stopping at various locations so we could enjoy picture taking. This included rest stops and informative dialogue. The ride was long but beautiful! The actual flying experience was amazing and one of the best things I’ve ever done! The plane ride was smooth and landing on the Franz Josef glacier was exciting! We had ample time on the glacier to experience it and take photos. The return trip on the helicopter was my favorite thing! Our pilot got us up close to the mountains and the views were unforgettable!! He landed us back to earth like we were a butterfly touching down!! Great great experience!!!
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • gablovesfreyja
    Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible experience with amazing pilot Alfie - the most experienced pilot who did a year of filming for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. We had the most stunning day. Beautiful scenery. Really really enjoyed it. Landed on a mountain with snow, then at Milford Sound airport, then on a beach on the Tasman Sea. Perfect weather. Incredible pilot.
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • SimonT
    Tonbridge, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We’d missed out on Milford Sound flight owing to the weather (happens around 65% of the time apparently), so a helicopter trip seemed like the right thing to do!
    Another first for my wife (and me!) and we had a great time. It was only a brief flight, but the views were outstanding AND we landed on a mountain top for an extraordinary photo opportunity.
    Bill the pilot was awesome too, highly recommended
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • TheBurgerReviewer
    Cranleigh, UK222 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow wow wow !
    Once in a lifetime experience
    Worth every penny !
    Michael was an excellent pilot keeping it smooth but also allowing us to get a good look at the glaciers & mountain edges on the way up sweeping close but keeping a safe distance
    You really felt like you were in capable hands
    His narration was great too letting you know the various peaks etc
    Landing on the glacier and getting out of the helicopter to take pictures was awesome - just mind the ice as it’s slushy in places as some has melted as it is summer !
    I would not hesitate to recommend this experience to anyone
    Do it - you won’t regret it !
    Written 15 February 2024
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  • Sunshine17063961356
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing highlight of my trip to Queenstown. I highly recommend a trip with Luke! His competence and experience shows an ability to reassure and make passengers feel safe, especially those anxious about flying. Stopping on a glacier was an especially memorable. Specular views of the mountainous and lake terrain were breathtaking. Don’t hesitate, you’ll love it! Mauri ora Fabian.
    Written 11 November 2023
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  • Donny V
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A massive thank you to Gareth and Dave from OTP!
    Yesterday I got engaged on the Remarkable mountain and they both did such a great job of helping me organise the occasion. Very professional team and helpful team, I highly recommend.
    A big 5 star thank you!!
    Written 31 October 2023
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  • 宝盈 何
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is the first time to see the glacier and snow on the high mountains in New Zeland and the scene was amazing. The snow was really soft and was cool up there. I even drew some letters and simple stuff on the snow with my feet!
    Written 20 February 2024
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  • Jenny E
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fabulous experience. A stunning day spent on one of the last glaciers of the south.
    The flights were quite spectacular.
    Loved it loved it!
    Written 11 November 2023
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  • Krystal B
    Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our journey with Heliworks was flawless, offering a perfect start-to-finish experience. The 20-minute helicopter ride to the top of the Remarkables was simply extraordinary, particularly under the radiant sun, which revealed breathtaking views of New Zealand's picturesque landscape. This adventure reaffirmed that exploring the country from such heights is unparalleled in its beauty and magnificence.
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • Culture17619601335
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Staff were great & explained everything perfectly. The views & ride were amazing and once we landed the pilot made the experience very relaxed and at our own pace.....golf on a mountain!!!! Amazing!!!!
    Written 24 February 2024
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