Heli Hike Middle Earth Waterfalls

Highlights

  • Experience an amazing Heli Hike in the stunning Middle Earth Waterfalls of the Earnslaw Burn with exclusive landing rights! Board a privately chartered helicopter from Queenstown and fly through the Moonlight saddle over the Richardson Mountains to Mt Earnslaw. We will fly past the epic blue ice of the hanging glacier before descending to land on the valley floor, over 1000-metres below. Begin our 1 hour guided hiking adventure in this magical location amongst the stunning waterfalls and dramatic hanging glacier. If you are a Tolkien fan, then you will be keen to walk in the footsteps of Bilbo on the unexpected journey.

Summary

Experience an amazing Heli Hike in the stunning Middle Earth Waterfalls of the Earnslaw Burn with exclusive landing rights! Board a privately chartered helicopter from Queenstown and fly through the Moonlight saddle over the Richardson Mountains to Mt Earnslaw. We will fly past the epic blue ice of the hanging glacier before descending to land on the valley floor, over 1000-metres below. Begin our 1 hour guided hiking adventure in this magical location amongst the stunning waterfalls and dramatic hanging glacier. If you are a Tolkien fan, then you will be keen to walk in the footsteps of Bilbo on the unexpected journey.

Tour info

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

Experience an amazing Heli Hike in the stunning Middle Earth Waterfalls of the Earnslaw Burn with exclusive landing rights! Board a privately chartered helicopter from Queenstown and fly through the Moonlight saddle over the Richardson Mountains to Mt Earnslaw. We will fly past the epic blue ice of the hanging glacier before descending to land on the valley floor, over 1000-metres below. Begin our 1 hour guided hiking adventure in this magical location amongst the stunning waterfalls and dramatic hanging glacier. If you are a Tolkien fan, then you will be keen to walk in the footsteps of Bilbo on the unexpected journey. Those who may not have seen the film yet will be equally impressed by the surreal views of rolling high-country farmland and native tussock fields that transform into glaciers and plunging waterfalls.

What’s included?

  • Round-trip helicopter flight from Queenstown

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Local taxes

  • Bottled water

  • Lunch

  • Gratuities

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Before you book

  • Duration: 2h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

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About operator:

Alpine Luxury Tours creates unforgettable customized luxury tours with a private guide for people who dream big and demand the best. We show people New Zealand in ways they never thought were possible. Our experienced team of local experts go above and beyond to provide truly unforgettable, luxury experiences. Based in Queenstown New Zealand, our local knowledge enables exclusive access to some of New Zealand’s most stunning destinations. Through the eyes of our local guides, we love being able to share them with you Family owned and operated, we take pride in luxury and environmental practices above all else. Our bespoke tours regularly see guest take to the skies and the seas in privately chartered helicopters, planes and cruise vessels – each available at a moment's notice. Because when your trip to Queenstown is an all-access-pass to stunning vistas and adventurous activities, who better to show than people who have called it home for decades?

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