20-Minute Remarkables Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Highlights

  • Select from several departure times and head to the helicopter base after pickup from your centrally located hotel in Queenstown. On arrival, you'll be checked in before you board the modern Airbus Squirrel. Then slip on your audio headset to hear the pilot’s commentary clearly and take off on a scenic 20-minute flight. Soar above serene Lake Wakatipu and the rugged backdrop of the Remarkables, a range in the Southern Alps. You'll land for 10 minutes on a spur overlooking Queenstown, Coronet Peak, and Cecil Peak. Amid the snowy surroundings, snap photos of the panoramic views. Then it's back in the helicopter for your return flight to the base and a transfer back to your hotel.

Summary

Select from several departure times and head to the helicopter base after pickup from your centrally located hotel in Queenstown. On arrival, you'll be checked in before you board the modern Airbus Squirrel. Then slip on your audio headset to hear the pilot’s commentary clearly and take off on a scenic 20-minute flight. Soar above serene Lake Wakatipu and the rugged backdrop of the Remarkables, a range in the Southern Alps. You'll land for 10 minutes on a spur overlooking Queenstown, Coronet Peak, and Cecil Peak. Amid the snowy surroundings, snap photos of the panoramic views. Then it's back in the helicopter for your return flight to the base and a transfer back to your hotel.

Tour info

Duration
20 minutes
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Commentary
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Experience the best view in town. Land on the Remarkables spur, overlooking Queenstown and the Wakatipu basin with Coronet and Cecil Peaks in the distance. A sensational photo opportunity at 5,000 feet.

What’s included?

  • Landing and facility fees

  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 20m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

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About operator:

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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