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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Appreciate the majesty and scale of Franz Josef and Fox glaciers from the air during a 30-minute helicopter flight and snow landing. Enjoy aerial views over both glaciers from your prime position in the sky, and hear live commentary from the professional pilot before landing atop either Fox or Franz Josef. Then hop out and focus your camera lens on a glacial scene of frozen icefalls, glowing blue ice fields and plunging crevasses — considered to be among New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes
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Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight

Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight and snow landing on a 20-minute scenic helicopter tour, departing from Mt Cook township. You’ll get sweeping views over the Ben Ohau Range in the Canterbury region before touching down on a landing site in a snowfield high in the mountains. Enjoy this South Island alpine setting as your professional pilot narrates the vista, including Lake Pukaki, from above.
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  • 20 minutes
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  • 20 minutes
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Twin Glaciers and Aoraki Mount Cook with Vantage Helicopters

Scenic aerial view of some of New Zealand's most spectacular natural features; Southern Alps, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier and rainforest. View New Zealand's highest mountain - Aoraki Mount Cook
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  • 45 minutes
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  • 45 minutes
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Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Located in the heart of Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound forms part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. Explore the stunning fiord by air and water during a half-day excursion. The exhilarating, round-trip helicopter flight from Queenstown includes a glacier landing on Mt. Tutoko. Perhaps spot dolphins, seals, and penguins during an unforgettable cruise.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Mt Cook Small Group Adventure Tour from Queenstown or Cromwell

Take a break from the hectic Queenstown streets with this trip into the mighty Southern Alps. Spend the day at Mount Cook Village, nestled in the shadow of Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain. Enjoy free reign to set your own schedule, whether it’s hiking around the Alps, speeding around in jet boats or learning more about the mountains at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Mount Cook Spectacular Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Fly above Mount Cook’s glacial icefalls, crevasses, and neves on a 40-minute helicopter flight from Franz Joseph, and see both of New Zealand’s West Coast glaciers from the air. Your route crosses the spine of the Southern Alps, circles the summit of Mount Cook, then touches down for a snow landing, with spectacular aerial views of Westland Tai Poutini National Park throughout the flight.
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  • 40 minutes
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  • 40 minutes
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Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour

See the Bay of Islands from water, land and air on this half-day tour that includes a boat cruise, island stopover and helicopter flight. Departing from Paihia, board the Sea Shuttle for a scenic boat ride, and stop for a few hours at Roberton Island to hike, swim or snorkel. Finish with a helicopter tour over the Bay of Islands and hover above the Hole in the Rock for great photo ops.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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White Island Volcano Helicopter Flight and Crater Tour

Discover New Zealand’s most active volcanoe on a White Island helicopter flight from Tauranga. Fly over to White Island, one of the islands in the Pacific Ring of Fire off the Bay of Plenty. With the blades of your helicopter whirring overhead, hear live commentary from your pilot via your headset earphones. Fly along the island’s rugged coastline. See flocks of birds flying over the sulfur-yellow landscape and watch the waves for marine life.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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2-Hour Milford Sound Helicopter Tour Including Glacier Landing

A massive fiord flanked by mountains, waterfalls and more, Milford Sound is one of the South Island’s most popular natural attractions. Avoid the crowded cruises and the half-day drive on this two hour helicopter tour of the area. Leaving from just outside Wanaka, fly over the Harris and Darran Mountain Ranges and land in the Sound. Take advantage of the photo opportunities both at the Sound and at the Isobel Glacier.
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  • 2 hours
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White Island Helicopter Flight and Volcano Walking Tour

Fly by helicopter to White Island, New Zealand’s only permanently active offshore volcano. On this flight and volcano walking tour from Rotorua, the pilot soars over the Northern Lakes district with aerial views of the active crater before landing on White Island for a guided walking tour. Slip past steaming vents and colorful sulphur formations as you learn about the abandoned mining ruins left behind on its lunar-like landscape.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Helicopter Picnic at Middle Earth Waterfalls from Queenstown

Board a private helicopter for a flight to Middle Earth Waterfalls, touching down for a picnic at the foot of a hanging glacier. You’ll fly to the head of Lake Wakatipu, cross the Moonlight Saddle, and soar across the dramatic Richardson Mountains, with gorgeous aerial views throughout the trip. Once at Middle Earth Waterfalls, a picnic lunch will be served in “The Hobbit” film location, followed by free time to explore, and the scenic return flight to Queenstown.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

Milford and Fiordland Highlights Tour by Helicopter from Queenstown

This 2-hour helicopter tour flies you from Queenstown to Fiordland National Park and boasts unbeatable views from above. A professional pilot points out of the ice-capped Southern Alps, including glaciated lakes and forested valleys, before descending to Milford Sound. Make two landings — on a secluded beach and an alpine glacier — with time to explore and get the perfect photo op. Book your seat on a shared helicopter, or upgrade your experience to a private charter exclusive to your group.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Franz Josef Mountain Scenic Helicopter Flight

See the imposing Southern Alps on an aerial tour with a helicopter landing on the snowfields of Franz Josef Glacier. Your 40-minute helicopter flight soars above the stunning alpine landscapes of the South Island, narrated by the professional pilot. Enjoy prime views of Aoraki/Mt Cook and Tasman Glacier from above before descending toward the lush rainforests at the edge of the Tasman Sea.
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  • 40 minutes
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  • 40 minutes
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Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

Take to the skies on a 50-minute Queenstown helicopter flight that includes a snow landing on Jura Glacier. Soar above Lake Wakatipu’s northern shores and discover unparalleled views of New Zealand’s Southern Alps from an aerial perspective. After your pilot lands atop the glacier, snap photos of surrounding alpine peaks, such as Mt Aspiring, before the return helicopter ride over glacier-fed lakes and the Rees and Dart River valleys.
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  • 50 minutes
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  • 50 minutes
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35-Minute Helicopter Flight Including Glacier Landing from Wanaka

The West Coast of the South Island is full of alpine spots with incredible views, but it can be tough to get up and see them. This short helicopter tour gets you up there – fly from Matukituki Valley, a short drive out of Wanaka, up to a 7,000ft glacier with spectacular views of Mount Aspiring National Park and the majestic Southern Alps. Bring your camera!
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  • 35 minutes
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  • 35 minutes
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Mount Cook Alpine Explorer Helicopter Flight

Experience a 35-minute scenic helicopter flight above the magnificent alpine landscape of Aoraki/Mt Cook and its surrounding peaks, and make a snow landing atop Richardson Glacier. You’ll soar above steep ridges and rise over a mountain pass that affords aerial views of the Ben Ohau Range. Step out and play in the snow before enjoying more expansive views down the Tasman Valley. Pilot narration on the sights is included.
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  • 35 minutes
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  • 35 minutes
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30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown

See New Zealand's spectacular alpine landscape on a 30-minute scenic helicopter flight from Queenstown. Fly over Skippers Canyon and the Wakatipu Basin, and land on a snow-capped peak.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes
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Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Take a 1.5-hour helicopter tour to Milford Sound from Queenstown, including a landing in Milford Sound and a remote alpine landing. Fly into the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, soaring over the South Island’s most dramatic scenery, such as Mitre Peak. You'll land in the remote mountains near the fiord. Hear entertaining live commentary from your professional pilot who points out remote alpine lakes and the rugged mountain peaks of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. The round-trip helicopter flight includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Lord of the Rings and Glacier Helicopter Tour

Ringer or not, you’re sure to enjoy this 1.25-hour Lord of the Rings air tour led by the aerial film pilot for the movie series. Fly above beautiful Queenstown, and see the spots filmed for the fictional places of Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien, the Misty Mountains, and the Redhorn Pass. See the mountain range from the opening scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and feel like you’re in Middle-earth.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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Fox or Franz Josef Glacier including snow landing (allow 20 minutes)

Get aerial views of Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier on this air flight, including a snow landing. Take fantastic photos of the pinnacles and sheer crevasses, then make a snow landing for more shots of you and your party. Multiple departure times throughout the day make for a flexible outing, and you'll learn about the glaciers through your guide/pilot's informative commentary.
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  • 20 minutes
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  • 20 minutes
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White Island Volcano Helicopter Flight from Tauranga

Gaze out on aerial views of White Island Volcano, New Zealand's most active, on this 70-minute flight narrated by a pilot/guide. Get the opportunity to snap photos of this unusual geological site and enjoy an intimate atmosphere, as the helicopter holds just 8 passengers.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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Franz Josef Neve Discoverer Helicopter Flight

This 20-minute scenic helicopter flight takes you soaring above Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier with a snow landing at the top — the perfect opportunity to get up close to a glacier in the South Island. You’ll be captivated as you lift off and fly up and over towering ice formations before a soft landing in a snowfield. Admire Mt Cook/Aoraki, New Zealand’s highest peak, from the glacial summit.
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  • 20 minutes
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  • 20 minutes
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50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown

Take your Queenstown visit to new ‘heights’ of adventure thanks to this 50-minute helicopter flight complete with a glacier landing. Soar above the spectacular scenery of Mt. Aspiring National Park, gliding above turquoise ice formations, hidden alpine lakes and towering mountains before landing on top of a glacier for photos.
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  • 50 minutes
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  • 50 minutes
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Helicopter White Island & Mount Tarawera Dual Volcano Landing

For the ultimate scenic helicopter tour from Rotorua, combine two popular destinations in one half-day tour. You’ll land on both Mount Tarawera and White Island, and get close views of the steaming crater lake and active crater floor of White Island, and visit the towering summit of Mount Tarawera. Soak in views of the nearby lakes district, and hear live commentary from your pilot during this exclusive tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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