Glacier Explorer Flight 105  Enjoy an exhilarating flight into Mt Aspiring National Park
MILFORD SOUND (FLIGHT 201)  Discover isolated valleys of ancient forests and pristine rivers.
Lord of the Rings & Glacier Explore (FLIGHT 107) 
Fly with New Zealand’s Aerial Film Specialists
Mt Tutoko glacier, Fiordland National Park
An unforgettable Glacier Landing
MIDDLE-EARTH (FLIGHT 108)  A fantastic scenic flight combining the best of Queenstown and Middle-earth.
Smooth, Quiet, Luxury
Queenstown’s only Airbus H130 T2
Fiordlander Flight 302 - The ultimate Fiordland National Park experience.

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters Queenstown

Operated by Helicopters Queenstown

Queenstown & Milford Sound Scenic Helicopter Flights New Zealand

Highly ranked on TripAdvisor & holding a Qualmark Gold helicopter operator – Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters (operated by Helicopters Queenstown) is New Zealand’s leading scenic helicopter flight company. Since the 1980’s, we have flown guests from all over the world, offering a selection of daily scenic helicopter tours around Queenstown, Middle Earth, Mt Aspiring & Fiordland National Park in our pristine fleet of Airbus helicopters. Alpine, snow or glacier landings are part of all our scenic flights and glacier landings are included in all Milford Sound options.

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters have the largest & most modern fleet of Airbus helicopters in New Zealand, all are maintained according to the Civil Aviation Authority standards. We own & operate an Airbus H130 T2 – this luxurious helicopter is the only one of its kind to be permanently based at Queenstown Airport & adds to the impressive fleet of 6-seater Airbus AS350 B2 & B3e Squirrel helicopters that we already operate.

We have the most experienced team of helicopter pilots in Queenstown who collectively have more than 100,000 hours of flying experience. These highly skilled, 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.

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters are New Zealand’s aerial film specialists and completed all the aerial film work for Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies. Other aerial film credits include Narnia, King Kong, Wolverine, Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, Alien Covenant and much more!

New in 2018 -2019 is the exclusive helicopter access into the Greenstone Valley.  Escape busy life to explore this pristine landscape for day or overnight excursions.

Let Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters show you the best of New Zealand’s amazing scenery!