5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

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  • Location:Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration:50 minutes

Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

Soar over the majestic Southern Alps on a 50-minute breathtaking helicopter flight from Queenstown.

Discover the mystery of Lake Wakatipu's northern shores, before experiencing a snow landing on the distinctive Jura Glacier. Stand in snow surrounded by high mountain peaks and bush covered valleys as you admire unparalleled views of Mount Aspiring and the mighty Rees and Dart River valleys.


  • 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

Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

The Remarkables, Queenstown

With its ability to hover, land and provide access to some of New Zealand's most remote areas, a helicopter is the ideal choice for sightseeing that will take you up close to towering peaks, crevasse filled glaciers and sparkling waterways.

Learn about the stunning landscape as your professional pilot delivers an informative commentary en route.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Tour was awesome. Great views, smooth flight, polite staff.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Fantastic experience....I'm not a great flyer but the pilot was fabulous, informative and very reasuring

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2012

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

This is a fantastic way to see the area in a short amount of time. One minute we were in eighty-degree heat, and twenty minutes later we were standing on a glacier with amazing views.

4 star rating: Recommended February 2011

It was an absolutely 5 star experience; but fair to say it was pretty expensive. We were travelling from Australia so the exchange rate worked in our favour. Get your video camera ready for the take off from the glacier.....i have re-watched mine 100 times.
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