Grand Circle Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

Highlights

  • Take a thrilling aerial tour over the Wakatipu Basin on this 30-minute Queenstown helicopter flight. Following hotel pickup, board the six-passenger, twin-engine copter, equipped with an open cabin for prime viewing. Marvel at the South Island’s outstanding landforms and spectacular beauty as your pilot expertly maneuvers the chopper down Skippers Canyon above the untamed Shotover River. Your pilot points out filming locations from The Lord of the Rings and the ski fields of Coronet Peak before flying over the nearby Remarkables mountain range, where you’ll make a seasonal alpine landing at 5,045 feet, overlooking Queenstown and shimmering Lake Wakatipu. After landing in Queenstown, enjoy a convenient transfer back to your hotel.

Summary

Take a thrilling aerial tour over the Wakatipu Basin on this 30-minute Queenstown helicopter flight. Following hotel pickup, board the six-passenger, twin-engine copter, equipped with an open cabin for prime viewing. Marvel at the South Island’s outstanding landforms and spectacular beauty as your pilot expertly maneuvers the chopper down Skippers Canyon above the untamed Shotover River. Your pilot points out filming locations from The Lord of the Rings and the ski fields of Coronet Peak before flying over the nearby Remarkables mountain range, where you’ll make a seasonal alpine landing at 5,045 feet, overlooking Queenstown and shimmering Lake Wakatipu. After landing in Queenstown, enjoy a convenient transfer back to your hotel.

Tour info

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

Why take this tour?

On this premier scenic flight you will marvel at the outstanding landforms and stunning beauty of the Wakatipu basin. The untamed Shotover River is revealed in rugged Skippers Canyon. See spectacular film locations from Lord of the Rings. The flight includes a landing at the Remarkables, 1538 meters above Queenstown where you can stand in the snow during Winter and admire the fantastic panoramic views.

What’s included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop off

  • Scenic helicopter flight with landing (10 minutes)

  • Pilot guide

  • Live commentary on board

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)

  • Items of a personal nature

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Cancellation Policy

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

Operated by:

The Helicopter Line Queenstown

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About operator:

Set against a backdrop of The Remarkables Mountain Range and nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is a picture perfect alpine paradise, recognised internationally. The many exciting activities available in this natural playground have earned Queenstown the reputation as the “Adventure Capital of the World.” In conjunction with Queenstown Combos, The Helicopter Line offers several activity Combos packages.

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