1. New Zealand
  2. Otago
  3. Queenstown
  4. Lake Wakatipu

Queenstown: Pilot's Choice Helicopter Tour & Alpine Landing

Product ID: 189456
Today your pilot chooses your scenic adventure with a 20-minute helicopter tour and alpine landing. Marvel at incredible views of Queenstown from the sky and at a remote spot accessible only by helicopter.
About this activity
Duration: 20 minutes
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Hotel pickup and drop off available from selected central Queenstown locations. Provide your hotel details when booking and the local operator will advise your exact trip information with confirmation.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Indulge in a bird's eye view of Queenstown and her surrounding mountains
  • Benefit from the local knowledge of your pilot with inflight commentary
  • Enjoy the thrill of an alpine landing. Your pilot will choose the best location on the day
Full description
Enjoy a 20-minute scenic helicopter tour and alpine landing for incredible views of Queenstown from above. Your pilot will choose your flight path and landing location for the best possible experience on the day.

After pickup from your central Queenstown hotel, enjoy the short drive to the helicopter base at the airport. Meet the friendly crew and check in for your flight. Then, take to the skies to marvel at Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown from above. Your experienced pilot will share local insights with you and point out areas of interest.

Your pilot will choose the best location on the day for your alpine landing. Only a helicopter will be able to land in the remote spot. In winter, you’ll have snow at your feet, and during summer expect stunningly rugged terrain. Fly back to the helicopter base where your tour will conclude with a transfer back to your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • 20-minute scenic helicopter flight
  • Alpine landing
  • Inflight commentary
  • Department of Conservation landing and concession fees

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• All flights are subject to favorable weather conditions. It is recommended to book for your first available day in Queenstown so that you have maximum flexibility to roll on to the next available date
• Your flight date and/or time may be different to the one requested. The local operator will confirm your exact flight time by email after booking
• Children and infants must be accompanied by an adult
• Children 4 - 14 years and 15kg or more must have their own seat
• Infants (under 4 years and 15kg) are required to sit on an adult's knee. Infants over 15kg will require their own seat
• Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements and you'll be offered an alternative or full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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This tour comes with a hotel pick up, which can be handy, although we didn't need it. There is a short security briefing before the flight, which is good. I didn't get a seat next to the pilot but the doors have really large windows at the back, which was really handy and I could take my photos without any issues. We had an alpine landing with beautiful views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. If you want a unique experience for your visit to Queenstown, I highly recommend a helicopter flight!

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2 December 2019

Money well spent!!!

This 20 minute flight was perfect for us! My husband and I went up with our 5 month old baby and it was an experience we will never forget. The views were outstanding and the pilot was super friendly and happy to take lots of snaps for us. Would recommend.

2 August 2019

It was my first time on a helicopter and the experience was amazing! Danny our pilot was friendly, he made sure we knew where we were going and he took some really nice pictures for us as well :)

5 March 2020

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The Helicopter Line Queenstown

Product ID: 189456