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50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown

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    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    35 Lucas Pl, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    9am, 2pm, or 3pm
    Duration
    50m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    Exclusions
    • 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.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had originally booked for the Lord of the Rings flight with Glacier landing. However, we weren't able to do that because of weather restrictions. Instead we were able to do this Glacier flight and it was still incredible. We went up at 9am and it was one of the best things
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at 50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Kia ora! Thank you very much for your great review. We are so pleased to hear you had such an incredible experience with Jeremy and we hope this is a memory you will never forget! Ngā mihi, Jolene
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    This was the highlight of our visit in Queenstown. We did all of the other adrenaline stuff as well (jet boat, canyon swing, bungee) but this was our favorite by far. The helicopter ride to the top of the mountains with a snow landing was just incredible. We had smiles on our
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at 50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Kia ora! Thank you very much for your great review. We are so pleased to hear you had such an incredible experience and one you will never forget! Ngā mihi, Jolene
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    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 Queenstown and it was the 1st activity we chose when we arrived. It is best done 1st so that if the weather does not cooperate, you have plenty of time to reschedule.
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at 50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Kia ora! Thank you very much for your great review. We are so pleased to hear you had such an incredible experience and we hope is a memory you will never forget! Matt is a fantastic pilot and I am sure he will be pleased to hear your amazing feedback! Ngā mihi, Jolene
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    Of all the things we did during a 3 week holiday in NZ , this was the most remarkable experience & the one that stands out as the most precious memory . We had a perfect clear day & magnificent does not do the experience justice . If you are in Queenstown & you don't do this or
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at 50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Kia ora! Thank you very much for your great review. We are so pleased to hear you had such an incredible experience and we hope is a memory you will never forget! Ngā mihi, Jolene
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    This was an amazing lifetime experience. I would highly recommend to anyone that would like to do something of the sort. Very well organised and executed.
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Reservations at 50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
    Responded 9 Oct 2019
    Kia ora, Thank you very much for your review. We are very glad you got to see the beautiful glaciers in all their glory, they really are amazing! Ngā mihi, Claudia
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    About the operator
    By: Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
    663 reviews
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    chilrach
    Brisbane, Australia
    121
    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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    strangerap
    Sydney, Australia
    20
    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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    MelissaS5724
    10
    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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    BoltDuo94
    121
    Excellent!
    Wonderful company! Excellent customer service and their pilots are just fantastic! Highlight of our holiday.
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    79Roz
    Paynesville, Australia
    10131
    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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    wiley-nt
    Darwin, Australia
    9427
    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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    cheyennem265
    40
    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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    Dousty95
    60
    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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    DougBot
    San Diego, California
    3319
    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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    bluemilay
    Luzon, Philippines
    10
    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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    G8449QXpeter
    Greater Melbourne, Australia
    4510
    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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    mikayla_sim
    Auckland
    40
    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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    mwmesq
    Chicago
    11022
    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
    30
    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
    30
    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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    Key Details
    • Duration: 50m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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