Queenstown: Scenic Alpine Heli-Flight

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Queenstown: Scenic Alpine Heli-Flight

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Fly over spectacular alpine scenery on a 35-minute scenic helicopter flight over Queenstown. Get panoramic aerial views the awe-inspiring Skippers Canyon and Queenstown Basin, and make a dramatic alpine landing.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 35 minutes
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up is available from all Queenstown hotels. Please provide your accommodation details when reconfirming your booking


  • Enjoy a scenic 35-minute helicopter flight high above Queenstown
  • Take in amazing views of Queenstown and Whakatipy Basin
  • Experience a remote Alpine landing, an excellent photo oppurtunity
  • Enjoy views of historic Skippers Canyon, a historically rich gold mining site
Full description
This 35-minute helicopter flight from Queenstown is a winning combination. Enjoy spectacular alpine scenery, including Skippers Canyon and the Queenstown Basin, and and make a dramatic landing on one of the region’s stunning alpine peaks, whatever the season. Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters is Queenstown’s leading scenic helicopter flight company, built on a reputation of providing a high standard of professionalism and service. Following a transfer from your hotel and safety briefing, climb aboard your helicopter and head for the skies! The landscapes you will fly over contain many stories of the natural and human history of New Zealand and the Southern Lakes. During your flight you will discover how glaciers and the movement of the earth’s crust formed New Zealand’s unique mountains and valleys over thousands of years. Plenty of evidence also remains of the rich gold mining history left by Europeans and Chinese gold miners in the late 1800s. Land on the roof of Queenstown and jump off to take photos of the wilderness. Your alpine landing will provide excellent photo opportunities. Please note, all trips are subject to favorable weather conditions and availability.
  • Courtesy coach transfers from all Queenstown accommodations
  • Qualified pilots and full safety briefing
  • 35-minute helicopter flight with landing
  • In-flight commentary to highlight the points of interest
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • You are strongly recommended to make your flight bookings in advance and at the start of your Queenstown itinerary to ensure you are not disappointed. If flights are cancelled due to adverse weather, the operator can transfer your booking to another day. Alternatively, if you would prefer, they will refund you in full
    • The date and time of your trip may differ to the one requested. The operator will confirm your exact tour details by email
    • For cancellations made more than 24 hours from the departure time, a full refund will be made. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the departure time will incur a 25% cancellation fee
    • The away times (flight durations) specified in the flight tour itineraries are approximate and can be subject to weather conditions. On occasion, flight paths and landing locations may change at the pilot’s discretion. You will be informed of any changes to the published information
    • Please advise the operator in advance if you weigh more than 100 kilos
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 / 5

    based on 35 reviews

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    May 23, 2021

    May 19, 2021

    The highlight of our trip to Queenstown. We had a bluebird day, smooth flight and the most amazing views and experiences. Highly recommend this to everyone.

    May 4, 2021

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