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.


Scenic Private Charters

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters operated by Helicopters Queenstown Ltd specialise in private helicopter charters for individuals and special interest groups. Private charters allow us to customise a scenic flight experience to suit your individual requirements. Our professional team can organise other activities in conjunction with your flight, and can also include refreshments, ground transfers and professional guides.

Any of our Queenstown, Milford Sound and Lord of the Rings scenic flightseeing tours can also be upgraded to a private charter upon request.

Our Premier flights offer something for those seeking something a little more special and exclusive. They include extended flying time, allowing you to explore Fiordland National Park and further afield in greater detail and get far off the beaten track. The highlight of all these flights has to be shutting down on a remote alpine peak to take some time out, enjoying a delicious picnic lunch and wine. Perfect for couples and groups looking to celebrate a special occasion.

Charter flights include heli-transfers from Queenstown airport to luxury lodges, heli-weddings or perhaps a luxury wilderness lunch. You can also arrive in style at any of the Southern Lakes ski fields with one of our skifield heli-transfers, ideal for groups.

In and around Queenstown & the Southern Lakes area there are many remote places suitable for hunting and fishing, heli-skiing, white water rafting, hiking and jet boating. Let us take you to your own private Utopia and bring you back again – perhaps with a fine river trout or salmon for your dinner.

Exclusive to Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters is access to the pristine Greenstone Valley.  With the Greenstone river meandering through the valley the opportunities for fishing, hiking and simply relaxing in the great outdoors abound.  Our purpose-built rustic yet comfortable Te Whare Pounamu/Greenstone Hut is available for overnight stays.

In conjunction with Helicopters New Zealand, Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters can also arrange charter helicopter flights throughout New Zealand.

For private charters, you have the choice of a Squirrel helicopter or our Airbus H130 T2 luxury model helicopter. Please contact our reservations team, who can assist you with your needs, offer advice and provide examples of private charter flights we have undertaken in the past.

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)