Welcome to Middle-earth with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
Since the 1980's we have flown guests from all over the world, offering a selection of daily scenic helicopter flights over the mountains, lakes, glaciers and fiords in and around Middle-earth Queenstown, Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park & Mt Aspiring National Park. Alpine or snow landings are part of all our flights and glacier landings are included in all our Milford Sound flights.
Glacier Southern Lakes is Queenstown’s leading scenic heli-flight company built on a reputation of providing a high standard of professionalism and service all while making you as comfortable as possible in our pristine 6-seater Squirrel helicopters. We have the most experienced team of helicopter pilots in Queenstown who collectively have more than 55,000 hours of flying experience. These highly experienced, well-known local pilots can't wait to share with you their extensive knowledge and history of the area while showing you the best of our amazing scenery.
Our combo flights cater to thrillseekers with limited time and include heli-biking and heli-hiking in the summer and heli-skiing and boarding in the winter. Or try our High Flyer combo with Kawarau Jet, heli-transfer and Skyline luge and gondola. And for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fans we can show you all the Queenstown film locations from the trilogies like nobody else, you may even be lucky enough to fly with pilots who were part of the film crew!
Our premier scenic flights are perfect for couples or for parties of up to 6 passengers. All flights include a gourmet picnic lunch in an alpine environment plus glacier landings. Any of our scenic flight products can be upgraded to a private charter upon request.
We also offer private charters for destinations further afield such as Mt Cook, Fox / Franz Joseph Glaciers and Stewart Island or we can customise a flight experience to suit your individual requirements including wilderness hunting and fishing.
Our experienced and creative team also specialise in planning memorable experiences for conference & incentive and special interest groups.
Options are also available for heli-weddings, wedding photos and transfers to luxury lodges.