Middle Earth Flights

Fly like Gwaihir around the Southern Alps

Explore some of New Zealand's best-known movie back drops

No one knows Middle Earth like we do.

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopter's senior pilot Alfie Speight was the principal film pilot for both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and all our pilots are highly familiar with the unique landscapes that appear in these well-known films. 

Take to the air to discover Middle Earth for yourself as you soar above 'Dimrill Dale', 'the Ford of Bruinen' and many other recognisable landscapes. 

It's the 20th anniversary of the premier of the first Lord of the Rings movie on the 10th of December. To celebrate, we have Alfie flying to show you all of the beautiful movie locations!


Please note: glacier and snow landings are subject to weather and availability.

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 day. Alternatively, if you would prefer, we will refund you in full if your flight is cancelled due to weather.