Glacier Explorer Flight 105  Enjoy an exhilarating flight into Mt Aspiring National Park
BECOME A GLACIER EXPLORER
MILFORD SOUND (FLIGHT 201)  Discover isolated valleys of ancient forests and pristine rivers.
GET LOST IN THE HEART OF FIORDLAND
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.
JOIN THE FELLOWSHIP
Smooth, Quiet, Luxury
Queenstown’s only Airbus H130 T2
Fiordlander Flight 302 - The ultimate Fiordland National Park experience.
INDULGE IN A GOURMET PICNIC

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:

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The Remarkables
(Flight 101)

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 $235, Child $165
Time Away: 20 minutes
Landing: icon_ridgeAlpine landing

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SKIPPERS EXPRESS
(Flight 103)

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 $290, Child $200
Time Away: 30 minutes
Landing: icon_ridgeAlpine landing

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ALPINE SCENIC
(Flight 104)

A winning combination: Spectacular alpine scenery including Skippers Canyon and the Queenstown basin as well as the chance to land in the snow on one of the regions stunning peaks whatever the season. Route dependent on snow conditions.

Price: Adult $330, Child $230
Time Away: 35 minutes
Landing: icon_valleySnow landing

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GLACIER EXPLORER
(Flight 105)

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 $550, Child $385
Time Away: 50 minutes
Landing: icon_valleyGlacier landing

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LORD OF THE RINGS + GLACIER EXPLORER
(Flight 107)

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 $730, Child $510
Time Away: 1 hour 10 minutes
Landing: icon_valleyAlpine & Glacier landing

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Queenstown Highlight

"Absolute highlight of our trip to Queenstown. Chris is a great pilot and guide and we can't thank him enough and the company for such a wonderful experience - simply fantastic - thank you." (Lazh89)
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