Lord of the Rings and Glacier Helicopter Tour

Wanaka, New Zealand

From $540.82 USD

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1 hour 10 minutes (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Qualified and professional pilot
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Landing and facility fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 70 minutes of flight time
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)


  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

35 Lucas Pl

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up included from all local Queenstown accommodations.

Departure Time


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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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What To Expect

For this 1.25-hour Lord of the Rings air tour, get picked up from your Queenstown hotel before 2p.m., 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 trilogy and The Hobbit. Along the route, he’ll be 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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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.
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Additional Info

  • 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
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

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

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(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785
Product code: 9180P9

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