QUEENSTOWN SCENIC FLIGHTS
The magnificent scenery and views around Queenstown, New Zealand can only truly be experienced from the air via a scenic helicopter flight.
Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters operated by Helicopters Queenstown Ltd offer a selection of scenic Queenstown helicopter flights which can fly you over the high points 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. As we are New Zealand’s aerial film specialists – we know this part of Middle Earth very well!
***We strongly recommend you make your flight bookings in advance and at the start of your Queenstown itinerary. If we cannot fly due to adverse weather, we can transfer your booking to another available day. Alternatively, if you would prefer, we will refund you in full if your flight is cancelled due to weather***
Choose from our selection of exciting Queenstown helicopter flights:
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.
|Price:||Adult $270, Child $190|
|Time Away:||20 minutes|
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.
|Price:||Adult $335, Child $235|
|Time Away:||30 minutes|
View spectacular alpine scenery as you overfly historic Skippers Canyon and the amazing Queenstown basin. During your trip land within stunning high mountains, where you may experience snow beneath your feet.
Snow landing subject to weather and availability.
|Price:||Adult $375, Child $265|
|Time Away:||35 minutes|
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.
|Price:||Adult $630, Child $445|
|Time Away:||50 minutes|
Enjoy the highlights of the surrounding Queenstown basin. Fly above the tussock-covered Ben Lomond Saddle and across the rugged mountain tops before Glenorchy reveals itself. View the meandering Dart and Rees rivers before landing on the Humboldt mountain range. This is the perfect location for panoramic photos of Lake Whakatipu and the surrounding mountains. Return to Queenstown flying over Mt Nicholas and Walter Peak stations, past Cecil Peak and The Remarkables.
|Price:||Adult $499, Child $350|
|Time Away:||40 minutes|
LORD OF THE RINGS + GLACIER EXPLORER
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.
|Price:||Adult $830, Child $560|
|Time Away:||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Landing:||Alpine & Glacier landing|