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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.


  • Queenstown grand circle helicopter flight and alpine landing
  • Soar for 30 minutes around the Wakatipu Basin
  • Land atop a mountain peak in the snow-capped Remarkables
  • Enjoy aerial alpine views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the Shotover River
  • Hear expert commentary from the knowledgeable pilot
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Grand Circle Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

Grand Circle Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

Take a thrilling aerial tour over the Wakatipu Basin on this 30-minute Queenstown helicopter flight. Following hotel pickup, board the six-passenger, twin-engine copter, equipped with an open cabin for prime viewing.
Marvel at the South Island’s outstanding landforms and spectacular beauty as your pilot expertly maneuvers the chopper down Skippers Canyon above the untamed Shotover River. Your pilot points out filming locations from The Lord of the Rings and the ski fields of Coronet Peak before flying over the nearby Remarkables mountain range, where you’ll make a seasonal alpine landing at 5,045 feet, overlooking Queenstown and shimmering Lake Wakatipu.
After landing in Queenstown, enjoy a convenient transfer back to your hotel.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

The flight was absolutely amazing! The views were stunning, and words can not describe them. Definitely worth doing. Pilot was lovely and very knowledgeable! The whole trip was a breathtaking experience! Loved it!

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