- Breathtaking 50-minute helicopter flight from Queenstown
- Views of Mount Aspiring and the mighty Rees and Dart River valleys
- Be surrounded by mountain peaks as your flight includes a snow landing
- Plenty of photo opportunities
- Commentary from pilot
- Pickup and drop off from centrally located Queenstown hotels
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What You Can Expect
After pickup from your centrally located Queenstown hotel to the base, get settled aboard the helicopter and prepare for a spectacular round-trip flight with a snow landing on Jura Glacier. Your highly trained pilot has specific experience flying in New Zealand's alpine environment, and shares lively commentary on South Island landmarks throughout your 50-minute tour.
Taking off from the northern shores of Lake Wakatipu, you’ll see the rugged peaks of the Remarkables mountain range come into view. Flying high above Queenstown, you’re soon treated to the full glory of the Southern Alps en route to the glacial summit.
Step out onto Jura Glacier to soak up the panoramic views and admire the remote alpine landscape, crowned by the towering 9,950-foot (3,033-meter) Mt Aspiring (known in Maori as Tititea, translated as ‘Glistening Peak’).
Then climb back into the helicopter for the return flight, gliding smoothly over the picturesque valleys of the Rees and Dart rivers back to Queenstown, where you’re transferred to your hotel.
The scenery during our helicopter flight landing on the Jura Glacier was simply breathtaking. Callum our pilot pointed out local attractions along the way. His landing on the virgin snow was smooth and confident. We witnessed the very rugged landscape up close and got good value for our money. We were picked up from our accommodation and returned as part of the deal. All went like clockwork and our souvenir photo now sits prominently in our living room as a reminder of a truly remarkable experience.
Tour was awesome. Great views, smooth flight, polite staff.
We'd previously been on a helicopter over the Franz Josef glacier but this time we thought we'd try one of the Queenstown flights - we opted for the 50min ride. Dave our pilot was very friendly and informative. It was our son's first ride in a helicopter and he got to sit in front with his grandmoth
Fantastic experience....I'm not a great flyer but the pilot was fabulous, informative and very reasuring
Had an amazing trip, the weather was perfect for a trip to Milford Sound , scenery was unforgetable.
This is a must do on your trip to Queenstown.
When all other companies were offering 8 mins and 3 mins, your flight was 50 mins and it was extremely good value for money. The pilot was knowledgeable and friendly but the main thing is the flight didnt feel like it was over too quickly. It was a memorable experience. Loved every minute of it.
Absolutely fantastic! Not to be missed. Some turbulences to give you just the right amount of thrill and the landing on the glacier just made the best Xmas present ever. Beware of the repeated cancellations due to Queenstown's changeable weather conditions though.
Jeremy W United Kingdom
Jason was a very competent and confident pilot. We weren't able to land high on the glacier because of the winds, but the spot he chose to land was excellent. We were very happy with the experience, as were the American couple who shared our flight. The scenery was greatly varied and the whole flight enjoyable.