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30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown

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    What to Expect
    After pickup from your hotel in Queenstown, head to the airport to meet your helicopter pilot.

    Receive a safety briefing then board the modern 6-seater Airbus Squirrel helicopter. Lift up into the air and soak in spectacular views of Skippers Canyon, the Wakatipu Basin, and Queenstown.

    The route depends on the day's snow conditions. Your helicopter tour includes land in the snow on one of the region's peaks, with snow landings happening year-round. After 30 minutes, return to the base in Queenstown where you are transferred back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    35 Lucas Pl, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from all accommodations in Central Queenstown
    Departure Time
    9am, 2pm, or 3pm
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    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.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    Have you ever been stuck for words having to describe an experience? Well this is our dilemma now! My husband & I booked the Alpine Scenic flight with Glacier Southern Alps Helicopters. The gentleman that picked us up from our accomodation (Dan, I think his name was) was
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Sales and Marketing Manager at 30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 29 Jul 2019
    Wow! thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review! We are so pleased to hear you had an incredible experience!! Jeremy is amazing and he thoroughly enjoys the experience with you! Happy 25th Anniversary and if you are still here in Queenstown enjoy the rest of your trip!
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    With the bridge disaster happening in Franz Josef, just 2 days before we were due to leave for our trip, it was so disappointed to have to cancel the planned heli flight onto the F.J glacier for my daughter and myself, especially as it was a birthday gift for her and a 'first
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at 30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 15 Apr 2019
    Dear Carole P Every cloud has a silver lining! So pleased you had the opportunity to fly with us in Queenstown. We appreciate your comments about Jeremy. He certainly has some great insights from the filming work we did on Mission Impossible. We hope to see you again soon. Ka kite ano. Trish
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    Most probably the highlight of our trip!!everything went perfect. We were picked up from our hotel and taken on a short drive to the airfield where we were given a safety briefing. We then met our pilot and headed off on our journey. The views are just incredible and something
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    This experience, for me, is a series of firsts. It was my first helicopter ride and my first time to see (and feel) snow. I can’t imagine a better way of doing so. Seeing the snow-capped mountains is just breathtaking and landing in one? Surreal. This tour should be a part of
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at 30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 29 Sep 2018
    Kia ora Wence W Such great news that we were able to fulfill your bucket list and provide you not only with a snow-capped mountain landing but also a first time helicopter flight. Many thanks for sharing your experiences. Kind regards Trish
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    Booked this Alpine Scenic Flight as a last minute thing as our scenic flight to Milford Sound was cancelled due to weather. Luckily the weather in Queenstown was perfect. The booking process was smooth and everyone was helpful. We were picked up and dropped off in town but had
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at 30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 29 Sep 2018
    Kia ora Paul P Thanks so much for writing such a detailed review. So pleased you enjoyed our flight and we appreciated you understanding that we had to change due to the weather. I'll pass you comments onto Alfie too. Thanks once again, Kind regards Trish
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    About the operator
    By: Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
    663 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Brisbane, Australia
    Absolutely Breathtaking
    By far one of my most favourite activities I did in New Zealand. Never been in a helicopter before but I would
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    Sydney, Australia
    Simply awesome
    I booked a kjet high flyer combo and was really worth the penny. I would consider it as one of the best experience
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    Once in a lifetime!
    This was one of the highlights of our New Zealand trip! Chris was an amazing, confident pilot and so much fun to
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    Wonderful company! Excellent customer service and their pilots are just fantastic! Highlight of our holiday.
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    Paynesville, Australia
    Absolute magic!!!
    This is an experience not to be missed on your Queenstown holiday...if you do nothing else!!! We took the
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    Darwin, Australia
    Only way to see the sounds
    We booked and the weather turned bad.. the staff where great by giving us many options. We turned up the following
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    Great business for a heli wedding
    My partner and I used these guys for our heli wedding and they were on the ball with replying to any questions I
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    A Must Do Experience!
    We had originally booked for the Lord of the Rings flight with Glacier landing. However, we weren't able to do
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    San Diego, California
    Best thing we did in Queenstown
    This was the highlight of our visit in Queenstown. We did all of the other adrenaline stuff as well (jet boat,
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    Luzon, Philippines
    The Ultimate Queenstown Experience
    We had a blast! We are a family of 7 from the Philippines and it was our first time in New Zealand, more so in
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    Greater Melbourne, Australia
    An Extreme Life Experience
    Of all the things we did during a 3 week holiday in NZ , this was the most remarkable experience & the one that
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    Incredible Experience
    The most amazing way to see Queenstown. We chose the combo that included the 60 minute jet boat ride and the 20
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    Unbelievable experience...worth the cost
    Although it was a little cramped with 5 passengers and the pilot, the journey more than made up for it. To be able
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    Dimitrios L
    Life experience
    This was an amazing lifetime experience. I would highly recommend to anyone that would like to do something of the
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    Dian A
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Breathtaking experience
    This is our first time to New Zealand, and this tour is the highlight of our journey. The ground staffs are very
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