Queenstown: Pilot's Choice Helicopter Tour & Alpine Landing


Queenstown: Pilot's Choice Helicopter Tour & Alpine Landing

From US$ 181.76 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 20 minutes
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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.


  • 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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Drones
  • Selfie sticks
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Tablets/iPads

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 237 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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The Helicopter Line was so organised and made sure the whole experience ran so smoothly. From the point of booking, all the way to our shuttle ride home, they were all professional, friendly and just great at what they do. Our pilot was amazing and had a great sense of humour and knowledge about Queenstown. Would highly recommend!

January 7, 2023

We went on the last flight of the day, it was a bit cramped in the helicopter and hard to take photos or video if you're sitting in the middle in the back. Beautiful scenery and commentary from the pilot. It was amazing to land on the snow so high up and breath taking. My daughter loved being in the pristine virgin snow that was nearly up to our knees. We had a good amount of time on the mountain but would have liked more air time in the helicopter. Overall good value for what we paid. All the staff were friendly.

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July 24, 2022

AMAZING EXPERIENCE! The staff at Helicopter Line were super friendly and helpful. The briefing was thorough and well presented AND the pilot Callum was awesome! We saw some unforgettable views and Callum was helpful in taking our photos at the mountain peak as well! This was money well spent and we would definitely fly with Helicopter Line again! No issues with spacing or seating and the landing spot was perfect too! Would definitely recommend Helicopter Line to all family friends and anyone reading this! Thank you Helicopter line for a perfect experience!!

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July 21, 2022

Product ID: 189456