Southern Alps Circle Private Charter

Flight 305 - Aorkai Mount Cook, West Coast glaciers and more

All the icons of the South Island in one day.

Time Away4 - 5hrs
LandingsFranz Josef Township, Glacier, Snow & Alpine

Fly further afield with this premium private charter, seeing all iconic landscapes the South Island has to offer. 

Your journey begins in Queenstown, heading north over Mt Aspiring and the many glaciers that surround it, then onwards for the ultimate view of New Zealand's highest mountain, 4,000 metre high Aoraki Mount Cook. 

Venture further across the Southern Alps to see the impressive ice formations and crevasses of two of the world's most unique glaciers; Fox and Franz Josef. 

This tour is designed to highlight the richness and variety of the South Island's rugged natural landscape and includes a multitude of scenery from ancient beech forest and the stunning blue lakes of the Mackenzie region to the wild West Coast and dramatic mountain peaks. We include several landings for panoramic views and photo opportunities as well as a gourmet picnic lunch. 


Trip Pricing

Current Season - 1st March 2022 - 30th September 2022 $15,180

*Our helicopters can accommodate up to 6 passengers depending on weights

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Please note:

  • Glacier/snow landing subject to weather and availability.
  • Squirrel helicopter - up to six passengers

Booking Information


We strongly recommend that you make your flight bookings in advance and at the start of your Queenstown itinerary to ensure you are not disappointed. 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.

To make a booking please use our secure booking form by clicking the book now button placed throughout the site. Please note that your credit card details are required to make a booking however no charges will be processed until the day your flight departs. Please note that this is not a live inventory booking system. Upon submitting your booking enquiry you will receive an email from us, confirming availability and departure time.


Please call us at least 24 hours prior to departure for a weather check, to reconfirm booking details and to receive confirmation of departure time. This will allow alternative flight arrangements to be made if weather conditions are unfavourable.

Our toll-free contact number is 0800 801 616.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation more than 24 hours from the departure time, a full refund will be made. Cancellations within 24 hours of the departure time will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

Safety is our priority.  In the instance of New Zealand Government mandated changes to Alert levels or border restrictions, and we cannot operate, we will refund your booking, even if it is within the 24 hours from departure period. 

Prices and Payments

All prices are quoted in New Zealand Dollars and include 15% Goods and Service Tax. Rates are valid from March 2022 until 30 September 2022 unless otherwise stated. 

All prices are subject to change without notice. Some public holidays are subject to a surcharge.

We welcome New Zealand currency, agent vouchers, Visa & Mastercard. Please note credit cards will incur a surcharge. Fuel surcharges may also apply.

Children's Prices

For scenic flights, children aged 0 – 11 years are eligible for child rates. Child rates are calculated at 70% of the adult fare unless otherwise stated. 12 years and over are considered adults.

For Queenstown Snowmobiles children are considered to be ages 6 - 14 years and they must travel with a responsible adult and ride as a pillion on the snowmobiles.  

Flight Durations

The away times (flight durations) specified in the flight tour itineraries are approximate and can be subject to weather conditions. On occasion, flight paths and landing locations may change at the pilot’s discretion. We will always keep you informed of any changes to the published information.

Minimum Numbers

On all scenic flights, minimum numbers apply unless otherwise stated. Individual bookings may be combined if necessary to achieve minimum numbers. We carry a maximum of 6 passengers per aircraft within Civil Aviation Authority restrictions. For aircraft weight and balance purposes, please advise at the time of booking if any passenger exceeds 83kg (CAA standard weight).

Courtesy Coach

A courtesy coach is available to pick up and drop off passengers from their accommodation in the Queenstown area.

What to bring

Because you’ll be outdoors in an alpine environment you will need:

  • comfortable walking shoes/boots
  • windproof jacket
  • warm clothing
  • camera, sunglasses, hat, sunblock and any personal items