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Lord of the Rings and Glacier Helicopter Tour

Queenstown, New Zealand
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icon1 hour 10 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Ringer or not, you’re sure to enjoy this '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.
  • Take a Lord of the Rings helicopter tour from Queenstown
  • Hover over filming locations for 'Lord of the Rings'
  • Make two landings for even closer views of the locations
  • Round-trip transfers from select Queenstown hotels included
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Landing and facility fees
Hotel pickup and drop-off
70 minutes of flight time
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
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Departure Point

35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Departure Time

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10/1/2020 - 9/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
10/1/2021 - 9/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Return Details

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For this 'Lord of the Rings' air tour, get picked up from your Queenstown hotel and get shuttled to Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters on Lucas Place.

After you’ve arrived at the airport, listen to a short safety briefing, and then meet your pilot, Alfie Speight. Mr. Speight is the main aerial film pilot for the 'Lord of the Rings; and 'The Hobbit' trilogies. Along the route, he is able to tell you stories about the areas and the filming of the movies.

The flight takes two landings, one on Clarke Glacier in Mt. Aspiring National Park and another in Skippers Canyon. Some of the fictional spots you can see during this tour include Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien, Misty Mountains, and the Redhorn Pass. Soar over the mountain range from the opening scene of 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,' as well as other prime filming locations.

Your tour ends back at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters where you can take the return shuttle back to your hotel.
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Mount Aspiring National Park
Fly into Mt Aspiring National park.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers must advise of weight at the time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Robert K
, Oct 2019
It was all and more than we hoped for. The day was beautiful and the pilot was fantastic. We would take it again if we were back in Queenstown.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Kia ora Robert K Many thanks for your comments following your flight with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Trish

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