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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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 50 minutes
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Half-Day Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Truly the best way to see Milford Sound is by helicopter. Soaring high above the cruise boats, you’ll fly the length of the stunning fiord all the way to the Tasman Sea. This 2.5-hour aerial adventure from Queenstown takes you into the heart of Fiordland National Park. Your professional pilot hovers above iconic Mitre Peak and makes a landing on a coastal beach and atop Mt Tutoko glacier.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Milford Sound and Glaciers Fly-Over Tour from Queenstown

Get aerial views of Mount Aspiring National Park, Fiordland National Park, and Milford Sound on a spectacular 1-hour, 15-minute flight from Queenstown. Every person in the 7-seater aircraft has a window seat, so you’ll look straight down at the South Island’s remarkable glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, and peaks. The pilot will help orient you with live commentary throughout the flight, and when you reach Milford Sound, will guide the plane into a descent for great views of Stirling Falls and Mitre Peak.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Helicopter and Shotover River Rafting Combo from Queenstown

Combine two exciting Queenstown adventures on a half-day 'helirafting' tour that explores the region by air and water. Board a helicopter for a scenic flight to the white-water rafting launch site, cruise above the rock walls and blue water of Skippers Canyon, then land on a river-side beach. Next, suit up for a challenging white-water rafting trip down the Shotover River, taking on a series of rapids that flow through high cliffs and chutes.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Mt Cook Fly Heli-Hike Fly from Queenstown

The mighty Aoraki/Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain and lies at the heart of the Southern Alps. On this tour, soar through the Alps on a helicopter, admire spectacular aerial views of Tasman Glacier Lake, and touchdown at a remote high-altitude location. Accompanied by an experienced guide, set out on a thrilling glacier hike, using crampons and glacier boots to tackle the rugged terrain.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Milford Sound Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

This 4-hour tour gets you quickly to Milford Sound from Queenstown the most scenic way — by helicopter. Swap the roadways for the skies, soaring over the Southern Alps then landing at Fiordland National Park while your pilot-guide provides commentary along the way. After an informative cruise on Milford Sound, with plenty of photo ops of waterfalls and Mitre Peak, you're treated to a second landing on a snow-capped peak. Book on a shared helicopter, or upgrade your experience to a private charter exclusive to your group.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 10 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.
  • Duration: 50 minutes
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  • Duration: 50 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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Milford Sound Cruise and Helicopter Flight including Scenic Landings from Queenstown

Pack your visit to New Zealand‘s South Island with adventure during this luxurious, 4.5-hour, excursion. You’ll enjoy a soaring bird’s eye views and three alpine landings during a helicopter flight, then cruise by boat past sky-high waterfalls searching for penguins, dolphins and seals in Milford Sound. Finish with one more helicopter trip to visit a filming location from ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.’ A picnic lunch is also included.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Private Champagne Picnic on a Peak with Helicopter Ride

Fly for a Champagne picnic included with a private helicopter ride in the Southern Alps. You’re flown to a secluded alpine location, simply known as ‘The Ledge,’ and treated to panoramic views over the cobalt waters of Lake Wakatipu while you feast on gourmet food. Absorb the tranquility of these stunning surroundings and toast your special someone in privacy, before your return flight to civilization in bustling Queenstown.
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20-Minute Remarkables Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Discover the best views of Queenstown from 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) on a 20-minute helicopter tour. Look down upon vast Lake Wakatipu and make an Alpine landing in the Remarkables Range, with Coronet Peak and Cecil Peak in the distance. It's a sensational photo opportunity. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 20 minutes
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  • Duration: 20 minutes
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Queenstown Shotover River Helicopter Ride and White Water Rafting

Take a thrilling helicopter ride and white-water rafting trip down the Shotover or Kawarau rivers. This Queenstown heli-rafting adventure for adrenaline junkies departs in winter as well as summer. Soar through Skippers Canyon and raft from Deep Creek or Boulder Beach on a rollercoaster ride through white-water rapids. You’ll learn rafting techniques from your expert guide and have the use of a sauna and hot shower afterward.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Remarkables Discovery Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Don’t miss the scenic flight of a lifetime while you’re in Queenstown. Board a helicopter for an aerial tour over the Remarkables mountain range and soak up the expansive views of sparkling Lake Wakatipu from above. Your 30-minute tour includes an alpine landing for the ultimate photo ops. Upgrade your experience with a private charter exclusive to your group, with your choice of Squirrel or  Eurocopter EC chopper.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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Grand Circle Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

This Queenstown helicopter flight makes a grand circle over the Wakatipu Basin with a mountain landing in the Remarkables Range. Your 30-minute aerial tour covers scenic vistas above the wild Shotover River, which thunders through the sheer gorge walls of Skippers Canyon. Stand in the snow 5,045 feet (1,528 meters) above Queenstown for a not-to-be-missed panorama of Lake Wakatipu and beyond.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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Remarkables Mountain Range Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

Soar to new heights on a 20-minute helicopter tour and alpine landing in the Remarkables, a mountain range that dominates the eastern skyline of Queenstown. Hover up close to the eponymous peaks and land 5,046 feet (1,538 meters) above Lake Wakatipu with unparalleled views stretching all the way to the Southern Alps. Your six-passenger helicopter flight includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 20 minutes
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  • Duration: 20 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Untouched Backcountry Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

The lower South Island is full of astonishing landmarks and places to interact with nature, but many of those are hard to get to on foot or by car – and some are even closed to the public. On this day trip, access the inaccessible by helicopter for a truly unique South Island experience. Visit isolated alpine lakes, get close to fur seals and penguins at Martin’s Bay, and experience rural life at Cecil Peak Station, a private high country station.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Milford Sound Highlights Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

Experience Milford Sound and its surrounding areas the adventurous way, from the seat of a helicopter. As well as an exciting flight over rivers, valleys, and mountains, you’ll also get the chance to land on a glacier. Capture unique photographs that you wouldn’t get if touring by bus. This is an ideal trip for travelers short on time, as you pack a lot of incredible sights into a short sightseeing trip.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Helicopter Tour Including Glacier Landing from Queenstown

Get spectacular views of the Southern Alps from the window of a helicopter on this tour from Queenstown. Listen to your pilot/guide's commentary on glacial recession, the environment, and glacial history as you fly. Touchdown on the glacier for photo ops and views. National Park fees and round-trip hotel transportation from Queenstown included.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Milford Sound Helicopter Flight with Glacier Landing from Queenstown

Avoid the crowds and experience the grandeur of Milford Sound from the seat of a helicopter. This exclusive two-hour ride via Airbus helicopter will take you the full length of Milford Sound and, weather permitting, land on a glacier in Fiordland National Park. Listen to informative commentary from your skilled pilot during the trip, and stop for a short walk and photo opportunity at Milford Sound.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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