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  1. New Zealand
  2. Otago
  3. Queenstown
  4. The Remarkables

Queenstown: Scenic Alpine Heli-Flight

Product ID: 27644
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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 landing on snow.
About this activity
Duration 35 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pick-up is available from all Queenstown hotels. Please provide your accommodation details when reconfirming your booking
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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 make a dramatic landing in the snow of 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 snowy wilderness. Your alpine landing will provide excellent photo oppurtunities.
  • Courtesy coach transfers from all Queenstown accommodations
  • Qualified pilots and full safety briefing
  • 35-minute helicopter flight with snow landing
  • In-flight commentary to highlight the points of interest

Prepare for the activity

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, Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters can transfer your booking to another day. Alternatively, if you would prefer, they will refund you 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 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. Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters will always keep you informed of any changes to the published information
• Please advise Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters in advance if you weigh over 220 pounds (100 kilos)
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Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 19 reviews
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