50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
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.
Why take this tour?
Head west over the Queenstown basin and Paradise Valley and into Mt Aspiring National Park. Enjoy an exhilarating flight past spectacular mountains and blue-green ice falls before landing on one of the many glaciers within the Forbes Mountains. There’s time for photos in the snow before heading back towards Queenstown past hidden alpine lakes and the rich gold mining history of Skippers Canyon.
Landing and facility fees
Headsets to hear the pilot clearly
Hotel pickup and drop-off
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Things to know
Before you book
Mobile tickets accepted
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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