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Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

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Glacier Southern Lakes is Queenstown's leading scenic heli-flight company with a reputation of providing a high standard of professionalism and service. We offer daily scenic helicopter tours over the mountains, lakes, glaciers and fiords in and...more
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35 Lucas Place | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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All reviews helicopter ride snow landing milford sound pilot andy an amazing experience great pilot once in a lifetime great flight mountain top worth every cent new zealand scenic flight professional company these guys fresh snow highly recommend this company amazing scenery
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was one of my highlights of the trip. I wanted to do a 50min glacier/snow landing. The booking process involves several steps: 1 : Pick a date and they will confirm within a day whether there are sufficient numbers to fly. 2: Once confirmed...More

1  Thank PhoebeNJ
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora PhoebeNJ Many thanks for your very detailed review of your experience with us. So pleased the weather cleared for you and that you had a fantastic time. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are still buzzing from out flight what a day. Luke was our pilot with a great knowledge of the region and a awsome personality he made our trip so unbelievable. I would recommend this to everyone that has the opportunity to do it, you...More

Thank 606rick
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Many thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with us. I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments about Luke. Enjoy those photos. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 1 week ago

well booked the Glacier explorer 105 for the 18th of October what a a great experience the Pilot Keith of some 20 years just new every rock peak of the entire flight just great flew to the glacier landed what a great experience for all...More

Thank John S
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora John S We really appreciate your kind words and so pleased you enjoyed your scenic flight. Keith certainly has lots of experience and his knowledge is amazing. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to book a 50 min glacier landing. Our hotel staff phoned and we ended up booking 20 mins. The problem was that the flights aren’t confirmed until an hour before you leave and then you have 40 mins to get to the airport....More

Thank Thelly76
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Thelly76 So sorry you had this experience with us. If you would like to make contact with me directly via our website, with dates and further details I'd be pleased to investigate this further for you. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is it. Don’t bother shopping around for the best experience. The crews at Glacier were first class, Emma, Darren and Chief pilot Andy provided us with the most extraordinary helicopter/boat cruise/ glacier landing tour. All great experience for the one price. Pilot Andy was...More

Thank LesBarker-AllroundVR
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Les B We love help making memories of a life time and it sounds like you've a few from the scenic trip. Thanks so much for your kind words about Andy, Emma and Darren. I will certainly pass this onto them. We hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a cheap activity but well worth doing. The views experienced and the Glacier landing is something I will never forget. Service at all levels from pick up to Pilot was excellent.

Thank 701karlf
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Many thanks for your comments. Our glacier landings are very special....mother nature puts on such a good show. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the extended Milford Sound flight over incredible terrain with landings on glacier, beach, and Milford Sound. Packing all of this into a 2.5hr trip was an amazing experience and we even had the opportunity for a leisurely coffee at Milford. Jeremy, our pilot,...More

Thank AlanG3269
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora AlanG3269 We really appreciate you sharing your experiences on our Milford Extended flight. It is an amazing flight with such diversity of terrain and views in a relatively short space of time. I'll pass your comments onto Jeremy and the team. We work...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, we booked this months ago and was worried that may be the weather may get in the way. Well we couldn't have picked a better day. Beautiful blue skies. Picked up from our accommodation on time for the 10 minute drive to the airfield....More

Thank JohnK269
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora John K Thanks so much for such an extensive review. Sounds like you had a great time and pleased that the day presented with blue skies for you. I'll pass your comments onto pilot Stu. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for an amazing flight up to Clarke Glacier and over the Shotover River. We had a great flight (even though my partner was feeling a bit motion sick!) We only had one other couple on board, so it felt very private and intimate....More

1  Thank Melissa K
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora Melissa K Thanks so much for you comments and so pleased we could be the highlight of your honeymoon :-) Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Wat a wonderful experience..our pilot Chris was lovely..highly recommend, a once in a life time experience

Thank Tamlyn S
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Kia ora Tamlyn S Thanks so much for giving us such a great recommendation and your comments about Chris. Kind regards Trish

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janie2411
21 November 2017|
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes | Property representative |
Hi Janie, Thank you for your question! Yes, February is a great time of year to join us on a Milford Extended Flight! To be honest, any time of the year is great, it really depends on what is happening with the weather... More
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SueI201
28 October 2017|
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes | Property representative |
Hi there, Absolutely - we offer courtesy pick up and drop off from the centre of Queenstown or from your accommodation. Just let us know where you are staying at the time of booking and in your booking confirmation we... More
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leslie f
13 August 2016|
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes | Property representative |
Hi Leslie, thank you for your enquiry and apologies for the delay with our response.As mentioned above it is definitely recommended to bring sturdy shoes and warm clothing. We have a variety of flights that are longer and... More
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