50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown

Wanaka, New Zealand

From $410.70 USD

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50 minutes (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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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.
  • Enjoy a 50-minute helicopter flight from Queenstown, complete with a glacier landing
  • Soar above the stunning scenery of Mt. Aspiring National Park
  • Admire aerial scenery of blue-green ice formations and sky-high mountain ranges
  • Land on top of Clarke Glacier, one of the region's largest, for photos
  • Spot hidden alpine lakes and Skippers Canyon on the return trip
  • Great way to get a new perspective on New Zealand's stunning scenery

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Landing and facility fees
  • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)


  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

35 Lucas Pl

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9am, 2pm, or 3pm

All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Receive a pickup from your Queenstown hotel or make your way to the tour operator offices to begin your adventure. You can choose between a convenient morning and afternoon departure options.
When you take off, climb rapidly above the scenery of Queenstown before zooming like a bird over Paradise Valley as you head toward Mount Aspiring National Park. Feel like you’re looking down at a real-life postcard as you take in the captivating scenery of blue-green ice formations and majestic mountain spires.
You’ll cap off your flight by landing on top of Clarke Glacier, the largest in the region, allowing you time to take photos to share with friends and family back home. Then climb back aboard your airborne chariot for the ride back to Queenstown, passing above secluded alpine lakes and Skippers Canyon.
Come back to earth by landing in Queenstown, after which you’ll receive a complimentary drop-off back at your accommodations.
Hotel Pickup
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat (0-3 years old sit on adults lap)
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers must supply accurate weights upon booking.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Cancellation Policy

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

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Jun 2018

Great experience.

, Jun 2017

It was surreal. We are glad to have booked this tour. And we are grateful to Glaciers South Lakes Helicopters and our pilot Jeremy, for making the flight an unforgettable experience for us.

Sarah J
, Apr 2017

Fabulous experience of a lifetime. Operator extremely professional and friendly. Highly recommended

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(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785
Product code: 9180P6

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