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Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

35 Lucas Place | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-442 3016
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US$ 249.65*
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30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown
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US$ 179.90*
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20-Minute Remarkables Helicopter Tour from Queenstown
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US$ 418.53*
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50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
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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 around Middle-earth, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park & Mt Aspiring National Park. Alpine or snow landings are part of all our flights and glacier landings are included in all our Milford Sound flights. We have the most experienced team of helicopter pilots in Queenstown who will share their extensive local knowledge with you. For Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit fans we can show you many of the Queenstown film locations like nobody else, with pilots who were part of the film crew.
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35 Lucas Place | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Me and my group chartered 2 helicopters for a 4 hrs tour. It was pricey but at the end, everyone happy. They took us to several stops -- mountain lake, coastline, glacier and even a picnic on the mountain. A very worthwhile experience.More

Thank Terence T
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Kia Ora Terence, Thank you for your review of your experience with us! Sounds like you & your family had a great time and got to experience so much of the beautiful and remote Fiordland National Park area. We are glad to hear this was...More

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Our "Milford Extended" trip was a truly amazing experience. A real once in a lifetime treat. The Glacier Southern Lakes staff were all great and our pilot Luke ensured we all enjoyed ourselves, learnt a lot and of course were kept safe. I would particularly...More

Thank Edward S
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Kia Ora Edward, Thank you for your review of our Milford Extended Flight 203. It is fantastic to hear you experienced such a great level of service from Luke and the team, and great you learnt a lot about our beautiful part of the world....More

Reviewed 1 January 2017

A highlight of our Christmas stay in Queenstown! Our family of five booked the "Milford Sound + Cruise" tour. We left Queenstown early on a beautiful, clear morning. The weather wasn't ideal near Milford and our pilot, Andy, took a longer-than-usual route to get us...More

Thank Dale T
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Kia ora Dale, So nice to hear this was a highlight of your whole stay in Queenstown! Our Milford & Cruise Flight 202 is a great way to see the best Milford Sound has to offer. Sounds like the kids loved the glacier landing and...More

Reviewed 31 December 2016

Wow! This was so so so cool. We took a heli ride over Milford Sound. The views from the helicopter are great, and the stops on the glacier and at a glacial lake were incredible. You can skip the stop on the beach, there are...More

Thank Justin H
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Kia Ora Justin, Thank you for taking the time to review your flight with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your Milford Sound flight, how can you not though? We have such incredible scenery and landing spots to work with - a heli flight...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We hemmed and hawed about whether to do this helitour since it wasn't cheap - NZD550 per person for 50 minutes. But neither of us had been in helicopter before, and our first time to NZ, so what the heck. Our first booking was cancelled...More

Thank jchegia411
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Kia Ora, Thank you for you review of your experience with us! It sounds like you made a great decision booking your helicopter flight with us - a scenic helicopter flight is often a highlight for visitors to New Zealand & is well worth it,...More

Reviewed 26 December 2016

We took Flight 202: Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown. From hotel pickup to dropoff, our experience with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopter was top notch. Our helicopter ride to the Milford Cruise Terminal was filled with twists and turns through the Remarkables mountain...More

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2016

Kia Ora Allyson, Thank you for your review of our Milford & Cruise Flight 202. We are so glad you enjoyed all this flight has to offer, by helicopter is truly an amazing way to experience Milford Sound & sounds like you spotted a lot...More

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Almost all travel agents in Queenstown have same fares for tours as per my observation. This us definitely worth trying. Good pilot, good people and customer service. Loved the ride to nearby Glaciers. Grab your sunglasses and high resolution cam and try this.More

Thank Revanth R
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2016

Hi Revanth, Thank you for your review and for choosing to fly with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your flight our to view some of the glaciers that we can show you out in the Mt Aspiring National Park...More

Reviewed 11 December 2016

We were lucky to be able to reschedule our tour after a day of bad weather. We couldn't recommend this tour more. It was a gorgeous flight up into the southern alps, with a glacier landing. Stu, our pilot, was great, and provided us with...More

Thank lauxk1
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Good Afternoon, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your experience with us at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. It's a shame we couldn't get you out on your first attempt but it's great we were able to reschedule...More

Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to book the Alpine Scenic flight with snow landing at relatively late notice during our stay in Queenstown. Collected from our hotel, we were warmly greeted by Sharon - probably the most genuinely friendly, bubbly and enthusiastic front line customer service...More

Thank RPKll
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2016

Hi Rey & Roslyn, Thank you so much for what can only be described as a phenomenal review of your experience with us at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, it was an absolute pleasure to have you fly with us! We have passed over your very...More

Reviewed 5 December 2016

We took the Milford Sound tour - 2.5 hours, $900 per person. We stopped at three places - on a glacier (but were unable to land because of clouds), beautiful secluded beach, milford sound, and on top of a mountain. The views are stunning and...More

Thank Mayuri J
GlacierSouthernLakes, Front Office Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Hi Mayuri, Thanks to you and Jaimin for joining us for a flight to Milford Sound. The Milford Extended is one of our most popular flights and with three really contrasting landings, it's easy to see why. You are correct with regards to our helicopters,...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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nikki h
10 May 2016|
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes | Property representative |
Hi Nikki, our 20 minute Remarkables flight is $230 & is an alpine landing for approx 10 minutes. Other options you might be interested in is our 30 minute Alpine Scenic flight including a 10 minute snow landing ($330 per... More
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michael c
14 February 2016|
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Response from echidnasydney | Reviewed this property |
Casual & comfortable can get chilly in the mountains if you land!
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