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50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown

Highlights
  • 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
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50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
From US$412.98
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Overview
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.
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.
Reviews (16)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2018
A Must Do Experience!

We did the Glacier Explorer flight from Queenstown - it was amazing! The service from this company was professional and efficient throughout the whole experience. Our Pilot, Jeremy, was also outstanding and very knowledgable. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Queenstown.More

Thank Steph7423
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Kia ora Steph 7423 We really appreciate you taking the time so share your experiences, especially your kind words about Jeremy. So pleased you enjoyed your scenic flight. If you do come back to Queenstown we would look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile
Amazing, amazing tour!

We had our Glacier tour this morning and we still cant wipe the smiles off our faces! Stunning views and being able to experience and see the glaciers up so close was phenomenal! Our pilot Luke was an absolute legend, so much knowledge about the...More

Thank miss1990
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Kia ora miss2990 Thanks so much for taking time to share your experiences. So pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we're love helping create fabulous memories. We appreciate your comments about Luke too. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile
AMAZING

Oh my god! What an experience, my holiday was made entirely by this helicopter flight through the beautiful snow capped mountains complete with a glacier landing. I can not thank our pilot Jeremy, and the girls enough for making this experience more then we could...More

Thank Tahlia M
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Dear Tahlia M We really appreciate your comments, especially about Jeremy and our team. So pleased we should share a little slice of our paradise with you. Thanks once again, Trish

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile
Amazing Helicopter ride

The pilot Jeremy was amazing, and the ride to Tindell Glacier was an experience in flying through the Skippers Canyon and back down through the Shotover ... The trip, the flight and the landing on the Glacier , was so good !

Thank michaeljC8950HW
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Kia ora Michael Thanks so much for you review. So pleased Jeremy and the team could share the magic of our great scenery and spectacular glacier with you. Nga mihi Trish

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Genuinely once-in-a-lifetime experience

This was a truly amazing flight and I still can't quite believe I stood on a glacier 7,000-feet high in minus-8 degrees Celsius. I would never have done this but for my sister, who loves flying of all kinds, particularly in helicopters. She adored every...More

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Kia ora HazFly Wow! Thank you so much for such an extensive review. Very informative and it is lovely to see you personality coming through. So pleased you enjoyed the experiences (even the ones where you had to close your eyes!). It is special to...More

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