The magnificent scenery and views around Queenstown can only truly be experienced from the air via a scenic helicopter flight.
Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters offer a selection of scenic flights which can fly you over the highpoints of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Kawarau Gorge, Shotover River, & Skippers Canyon. Experience the thrill of landing on snow and glaciers deep within the alpine ranges and there is plenty of Middle-earth to see for Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit fans also.
The Remarkables (Flight 101)
Experience the best view in town. Land on the Remarkables spur, overlooking Queenstown and the Wakatipu basin with Coronet and Cecil Peaks in the distance. A sensational photo opportunity at 5,000 feet.
Skippers Express (Flight 103)
Fly over Coronet Peak and land high above historic Skippers Canyon. Return via Ben Lomond saddle for magnificent views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and Frankton arm.
A winning combination: Spectacular alpine scenery including Skippers Canyon and the Queenstown basin as well as the chance to land in the snow on one of the regions stunning peaks whatever the season. Route dependent on snow conditions.
Glacier Explorer (Flight 105)
Head west over the Queenstown basin and Paradise Valley and into Mt Aspiring National Park. Enjoy an exhilarating flight past spectacular mountains and blue-green ice falls before landing on one of the many glaciers within the Forbes Mountains. There’s time for photos in the snow before heading back towards Queenstown past hidden alpine lakes and the rich gold mining history of Skippers Canyon.
Lord of the Rings + Glacier Explorer (Flight 107)
Come fly through the land where many parts of the Lord of the Rings trilogy were filmed along with the chance to fly with our most experienced pilot, Alfie Speight, who was the principle filming pilot for the series.
Fly along the Shotover River to the scene where Arwen turns to face the Nazgul at the Ford of Bruinen. Fly over the mountain range from the opening scene of The Two Towers on the way to landing on a glacier alongside the Misty Mountains and get a sense of what it might be like to cross The Redhorn Pass. Head across to Glenorchy via the Dart Valley and Mt Earnslaw to see the natural features you may better recognise as Isengard, Amon Hen and Lothlorien. Experience a second landing amongst one of these scenes to truly feel immersed in Middle-earth.
*Minimum 4 passengers