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.


Our Queenstown Helicopters

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters (Helicopters Queenstown Ltd) own & operate the most modern fleet of  Airbus helicopters in New Zealand.

All our helicopters are late-model and seat up to 6 passengers plus your pilot.

Our fleet of impressive helicopters includes modern Airbus AS350 B2 & AS350 B3e Squirrels as well as an Airbus H130 T2 (introduced to our fleet in June 2015, previously known as a Eurocopter EC 130 T2), and a twin engine Airbus EC135 P2+ (added to our fleet in March 2018).

Our helicopters are kept in pristine condition and have been upgraded with leather seating throughout.

All our maintenance procedures comply with New Zealand Civil Aviation safety standards and our maintenance is carried out by Heli Support Wanaka

Airbus H130 T2 & Airbus EC135 P2+ are available for private charter flights on request. All our ‘per person’ rates advertised are based on using our Squirrel helicopters.

Airbus EC135 P2+  (twin engine)

This luxury helicopter is a Category A capable twin engine helicopter, engineered with world-class technology and the only one of it’s kind operating commercially in New Zealand.

Airbus H130 T2

This spacious helicopter has huge advances in technology over older models making it smoother, quieter and more luxurious than any other helicopter on the market. The Airbus H130 T2 is the only one of its kind to be permanently based at Queenstown Airport.


Airbus B3e Squirrel

Airbus B2 Squirrel

We operate a modern fleet of versatile squirrel helicopters. The cabin design provides passengers with a high level of comfort and panoramic views are offered by the large windows. We pride ourselves on the presentation of our aircraft so that during your scenic helicopter flight passengers enjoy the most comfortable experience possible.

Unbelievable Experience:

"Literally one of the best things I have ever done in my life. It was my first time in a helicopter and I loved every moment of it. I could not get over what I was looking at, it felt like a dream. The pilot had fantastic knowledge of the whole area which made the whole experience that much better." (Lauren N)