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Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

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icon50 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Overview

Take to the skies on a 50-minute Queenstown helicopter flight that includes a snow landing on Jura Glacier. Soar above Lake Wakatipu’s northern shores and discover unparalleled views of New Zealand’s Southern Alps from an aerial perspective. After your pilot lands atop the glacier, snap photos of surrounding alpine peaks, such as Mt Aspiring, before the return helicopter ride over glacier-fed lakes and the Rees and Dart River valleys.
  • Breathtaking 50-minute helicopter flight from Queenstown
  • Views of Mount Aspiring and the mighty Rees and Dart River valleys
  • Be surrounded by mountain peaks as your flight includes a snow landing
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Commentary from pilot
  • Pickup and drop off from centrally located Queenstown hotels
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Hotel pick up and drop off from centrally located Queenstown hotels
Scenic helicopter flight with snow landing (5-10 minutes)
Informative commentary during the flight
Professionally trained pilots have specific experience flying in New Zealand's alpine environment
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29 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This helicopter flight is the ideal choice for aerial sightseeing from Queenstown; with its ability to hover and land, the copter brings you up close to towering peaks, crevasse-filled glaciers and sparkling waterways.

After pickup from your centrally located Queenstown hotel to the base, get settled aboard the helicopter and prepare for a spectacular round-trip flight with a snow landing on Jura Glacier. Your highly trained pilot has specific experience flying in New Zealand's alpine environment, and shares lively commentary on South Island landmarks throughout your 50-minute tour.

Taking off from the northern shores of Lake Wakatipu, you’ll see the rugged peaks of the Remarkables mountain range come into view. Flying high above Queenstown, you’re soon treated to the full glory of the Southern Alps en route to the glacial summit.

Step out onto Jura Glacier to soak up the panoramic views and admire the remote alpine landscape, crowned by the towering 9,950-foot (3,033-meter) Mt Aspiring (known in Maori as Tititea, translated as ‘Glistening Peak’).

Then climb back into the helicopter for the return flight, gliding smoothly over the picturesque valleys of the Rees and Dart rivers back to Queenstown, where you’re transferred to your hotel.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Southern Alps
From our base venture to the Southern Alps the spiny mountain range that divides the South Island.
Pass By:  
Mount Aspiring National Park
Witness first hand Mount Aspiring, vast untouched tracts of native forest and ancient glacial icefalls before landing amongst the snow-capped peaks of the Mount Aspiring National Park.
Pass By:  
Mount Aspiring National Park
Soar above untouched native forests and glacial icefalls.
Pass By:  
Lake Wakatipu
Soar above the spectacular Lake Wakatipu
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of travel.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
  • It is recommended that warm clothing and suitable footwear be worn on this tour due to cold temperatures. Moderate fitness is required.
  • The fleet consists predominately of European AS355 Twin Engine Squirrels (seats 06 passengers plus pilot). They are ideal aircraft for scenic flights, with an open plan cabin making for excellent views for all passengers. The Helicopter Line has the highest levels of Civil Aviation Authority certification for scenic helicopter operations, this involves regular monitoring and audit of all aspects of the operations.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Totally Tourism - The Helicopter Line

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown.

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Mitch_G
, Mar 2020
Our trip to Queenstown was highlighted by taking this tour. Our pilot was professional and informative. The sites from this point of view were remarkable and will be etched in my mind forever. Getting to land and walk on the glacier was a experience of a life time. Definitely recommend this tour. A great company that lives up to their claims.
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Don't pass this up
Halina_B
, Mar 2020
Great trip to New Zealand and this tour was the best of all. The pilot was very knowledgeable and gave us plenty of time to take photos on the glacier. Would highly recommend.
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Getaway35586112357
, Dec 2018
It was last day of honeymoon and queenstown..Despite confirming one day prior about booking and giving hotel details.. No one came to pick up at the schedule time .When inquired.. Said minimum 3 ppl required for the ride hence it is cancelled..They are very unprofessional and ready to screw client holiday with their rules...They confirmed the flight one day prior of ride to be taken and confirmed the pick up too...The booking was done more than 10 days in advance..Worst experience and thanks for spoiling the last day in queenstown and honeymoon...
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Helicopter ride to the glacier was a...
Poi Lin G
, Jan 2018
Helicopter ride to the glacier was a great experience. Views and sceneries were beautiful and amazing!!! We had plenty of time on the glacier for pictures. A must do experience!!!!
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The pilot was experienced and...
StevenTan
, Feb 2017
The pilot was experienced and reliable as he guided the helicopter through strong winds. The view on the top of the glacier was amazing! My family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed the views of Queensland through the 50 minute ride.
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Absolutely phenomenal!!! Wear your...
ritawdurham
, May 2016
Absolutely phenomenal!!! Wear your boots as the snow on the glacier was over a foot deep!!
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Jason was a very competent and...
rncowin
, Oct 2015
Jason was a very competent and confident pilot. We weren't able to land high on the glacier because of the winds, but the spot he chose to land was excellent. We were very happy with the experience, as were the American couple who shared our flight. The scenery was greatly varied and the whole flight enjoyable.
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The scenery during our helicopter...
Peter H
, Dec 2014
The scenery during our helicopter flight landing on the Jura Glacier was simply breathtaking. Callum our pilot pointed out local attractions along the way. His landing on the virgin snow was smooth and confident. We witnessed the very rugged landscape up close and got good value for our money. We were picked up from our accommodation and returned as part of the deal. All went like clockwork and our souvenir photo now sits prominently in our living room as a reminder of a truly remarkable experience.
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Tour was awesome. Great views, smooth...
Michael N
, Aug 2014
Tour was awesome. Great views, smooth flight, polite staff.
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We'd previously been on a helicopter...
lyohannes
, Jan 2013
We'd previously been on a helicopter over the Franz Josef glacier but this time we thought we'd try one of the Queenstown flights - we opted for the 50min ride. Dave our pilot was very friendly and informative. It was our son's first ride in a helicopter and he got to sit in front with his grandmoth
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