Glacier Explorer Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

Glacier Explorer Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

From US$ 409.84 per person

Enjoy a thrilling 50-minute helicopter flight over Queenstown to explore the glaciers of Mt. Aspiring National Park. Fly past spectacular New Zealand mountains and ice falls before experiencing an exhilarating landing on a glacier in the Forbes Mountains.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 50 minutes
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-upservice is available from all Queenstown hotels.


  • Explore the glaciers of Mt. Aspiring National Park by helicopter
  • Admire the amazing scenery and breathtaking views around Queenstown from the air
  • Experience an exhilarating landing on a glacier
  • See how glaciers formed the area's unique landscape
  • Fly over historic Skippers Canyon
Full description

Head west over the Queenstown basin and Paradise Valley into Mt. Aspiring National Park during this exhilirating glacier explorer helicopter flight from Queenstown.

Enjoy an exhilarating flight past spectacular mountains and blue-green icefalls before landing on one of the many glaciers within the Forbes Mountains. Spend time taking photos before heading back toward Queenstown past hidden alpine lakes and the rich gold mining history of Skippers Canyon.

Fly through landscapes that contain many stories of the natural and human history of New Zealand and the Southern Lakes. See how glaciers and the movement of the earth's crust formed the area's unique mountains and valleys. 

Benefit from the service of the most experienced team of helicopter pilots in Queenstown. Learn from your highly experienced, well-known local pilots as they share their extensive knowledge of the area with you while showing you the best of New Zealand's amazing scenery.

  • Bus transfers from selected pickup locations
  • 50-minute helicopter flight with glacier landing
  • In-flight commentary to highlight the points of interest
    Not suitable for
    • People over 220 lbs (100 kg)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Camera

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Drones
    • Selfie sticks

    Know before you go

    • It is strongly recommend that you make your flight bookings in advance and at the start of your Queenstown itinerary to ensure you are not disappointed. If your flight is canceled due to adverse weather, your booking can be transferred to another day. Alternatively, if you prefer, your payment will be refunded in full.
    • If you cancel your reservation more than 24 hours from the departure time, a full refund will be made. Cancellations within 24 hours of the departure time will incur a 25% cancellation fee.
    • The flight duration specified in the tour itinerary is approximate and can be subject to weather conditions. On occasion, flight paths and landing locations may change at the pilot's discretion.
    • Minimum numbers apply. Individual bookings may be combined and upgrades offered if necessary to achieve minimum numbers.
    • Glacier landing/snow subject to weather conditions.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 52 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
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    We did the Glacier Explorer and it was AMAZING! Maddie and the team communicated really well as we had a few changes due to weather but they were very flexible and keen to make sure we could do the tour. They picked us up at the hotel. Our pilot Jeremy was professional, friendly, informative and very calming (I was a bit nervous). We felt completely safe and that we were in great hands. The helicopter was modern and clean. Will definitely do my next tour with these guys, can't recommend them enough!

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    June 11, 2021


    Picked up from our hotel from the friendliest staff the pilot was full of info on the area & took a fantastic photo of us we felt totally safe the whole trip an absolutely amazing experience wonderful landing on the glacier an truely unforgettable day many thanks to all the staff they were all fantastic & friendly

    July 5, 2017

    December 20, 2022

    Product ID: 27832