Mt Tutoko glacier, Fiordland National Park
An unforgettable Glacier Landing
Te Whare Pounamu / Greenstone Hut Enjoy an Overnight Stay at Greenstone Hut
Lord of the Rings & Glacier Explore (FLIGHT 107) 
Fly with New Zealand’s Aerial Film Specialists
MILFORD SOUND (FLIGHT 201)  Discover isolated valleys of ancient forests and pristine rivers.
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 Explorer Flight 105  Enjoy an exhilarating flight into Mt Aspiring National Park
Greenstone Valley and Greenstown Hut
Humbolt Mountains

Queenstown Conference and Incentive

At Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters operated by Helicopters Queenstown Ltd, we have an experienced and creative team who can assist you in planning memorable experiences for Queenstown conference, incentive and special interest groups.

We can provide flight transfers for remote team building and sightseeing programmes, to/from special dinner locations and arrival/departure airport transfers. We have the largest fleet of helicopters available in Queenstown, all seat 6 passengers plus your pilot.

While anything is possible, below are a few sample itineraries:

  • Team building, champagne and/or picnic lunches at remote or unusual locations
  • Group photo opportunities on various Queenstown alpine peaks such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Queenstown Hill
  • Helicopter transfers between activities or to gala dinners (such as Dart River Jet, Walter Peak Station, Moonlight Country & more…)
  • Milford Sound: Fly/Cruise/Heli – by splitting a larger group into two we can fly half by fixed wing and half by heli, then swap the groups over on the return journey to effectively double capacity.
  • Middle Earth special interest groups – Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters provided the aerial filming for both The Hobbit and The Lord ff The Rings and we can transport you into the movie-scene style landscapes so you can feel truly immersed in real Middle-earth
  • High Flyer Combo – experience four of the best activities in Queenstown in one afternoon – jet boating, helicopter flight, luge & gondola.

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters also operate Queenstown Snowmobiles – the only wilderness snowmobiling adventure in New Zealand. We have exclusive access to back country riding, by way of helicopter only, with breathtaking views across to Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring and down to Stewart Island on a clear day. We operate professionally guided tours 7 days a week, with four daily tours throughout the winter months and can cater for groups of up to 6 passengers – great as an ‘optional activity’ to be included in your programme.

Let your imagination run wild with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters!

We pride ourselves on offering a professional service and making you as comfortable as possible in our pristine 6-seater Squirrel helicopters while our experienced well-known local pilots share with you their extensive knowledge and history of the area. We are a Department of Conservation approved operator and hold concessions to land within DOC areas and are CAA approved.


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)