Te Anau, New Zealand
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clock-o7 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Experience the incredible natural beauty of the South Island during this helicopter excursion
  • Skip the car and see New Zealand from a bird's eye view
  • Soar above scenic areas like Fjordland National Park and Milford Sound
  • Cruise the water of Milford Sound marveling at waterfalls and wildlife like dolphins and seals
  • Visit the filming location for a scene from 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch set amidst glaciers and waterfalls
  • Great way to see New Zealand from a different perspective
Get picked up in the morning from your Queenstown hotel, transferring to the helipad to begin your helicopter excursion. You’ll meet your pilot and get a short safety briefing before taking off for a day of adventure.
Start by zooming from Queenstown over Fjordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage area covered by rainforest and dotted with sparkling lakes. Make your first of three alpine landings to have a look around before continuing by helicopter on to Milford Sound, where you’ll board a boat for a wildlife cruise through this sublime outdoor area.
Travel past crashing waterfalls as you watch for Mitre Peak in the distance. As you cruise you’ll also search for seals, dolphins, and Fjordland crested penguins (seasonal). Disembark from the boat and travel by helicopter to your last stop.
Fly on to Earnslaw Burn, a favorite stopping point for fans of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” Follow in the path of Bilbo as you pass beneath the waterfalls of Middle Earth (from the scene when the crew departs Rivendell). Even if you’ve never seen these fantasy spectacles, you’re sure to be awed by the impressive scenery of icy glaciers, tumbling waterfalls, and expansive fields of tussock.
Celebrate your day of fun with a picnic lunch before boarding your helicopter for the return flight back to Queenstown, arriving at 12:30pm. You’ll then be transferred to your hotel.

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, Mar 2017

Having never been on a helicopter, we did not know what to expect. We were blown away by the amazing beauty, majestic mountains and how close we could get to see so much of the landscape. The glacier landing was magnificent! We had the opportunity to walk around on the glacier and take some phenomenal photos! We then took a two hour cruise on the Milford Sound...another incredible time! We saw beautiful waterfalls, seals, penguins and beautiful landscapes. If you are going to doing only one helicopter tour, this has to be the one!!

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