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Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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    What to Expect
    Select from three departure times at booking. Then board a modern 6-seater Airbus Squirrel after a hotel transfer to the helicopter base in Queenstown. 

    Slip on your audio headset to hear the pilot's commentary as you take off for Milford Sound. Upon landing at the famous fiord, embark on a scenic cruise that takes you past Milford's sheer cliffs and gushing waterfalls. Search the waters for dolphins, seals, and penguins.

    Then re-board the helicopter for an aerial tour, soaring above ice falls to touch down on Mt. Tutoko, a glacier in the heart of Fiordland National Park. (Glacier landings are subject to weather conditions and flight paths, which may change at the pilot’s discretion.)

    On arrival back in Queenstown, a courtesy shuttle transfers you 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 included from all local Queenstown accommodations.
    Duration
    4h
    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)
    • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
    Exclusions
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    By far one of my most favourite activities I did in New Zealand. Never been in a helicopter before but I would definitely recommend Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. Picked up from hotel and taken to their office where we were given a safety briefing. Didn't have to wait long
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
    Responded 4 days ago
    Kia ora Chilrach Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased to hear you had incredible trip and got to enjoy the wonderful views here in Queesntown! I do hope this is something that will be a forever memorable experience for you!
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    This was one of the highlights of our New Zealand trip! Chris was an amazing, confident pilot and so much fun to be around. We had perfect flying weather! The glacier landing was such a treat! Highly recommend!
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
    Responded 4 days ago
    Kia ora Melissa! Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased to hear you had incredible trip our Pilot Chris and you enjoyed the incredible Galcier landing! We do hope to see you again in the future!
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    This is our first time to New Zealand, and this tour is the highlight of our journey. The ground staffs are very professional in arranging the schedule, the pilot is super nice and informative. It’a not cheap but it’s worth every penny. Two thumbs up for #GSLH
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Reservations at Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
    Responded 9 Oct 2019
    Kia ora Dian, Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such an amazing time, especially for your first ever trip to New Zealand! Milford Sound really is a spectacular sight. Ngā mihi, Claudia
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    The Milford Sound helicopter and cruise tour was absolutely breathtaking! Easily one of the most beautiful sites I’ve ever experienced, and it was awesome to get both perspectives of flying over the mountains and sailing through the sound. We were also able to land on a
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
    Responded 22 Sep 2019
    Kia ora! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the experience and were also able to land on a snowcapped mountain - how amazing! We hope you have a safe trip home! Ngā Mihi Jolene
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    Wow!!! My husband and I were celebrating our 15 year wedding anniversary and decided we wanted to do something amazing! This was definitely one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, and absolutely the highlight of our three week trip. I’ve always wanted to ride in a helicopter,
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    Response from GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
    Responded 21 Sep 2019
    Kia ora! Congratulations on your anniversary - what an incredible way to celebrate! Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience and got to tick this off your bucket list! We do hope to see you again in the future! Ngā Mihi Jolene
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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
    10231
    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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