Helicopter Tour Including Glacier Landing from Queenstown

Tour info

Duration
1 hour
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

Allow 1 hour Our Glacier Explorer excursion departs from Queenstown to take you high above the Wakatipu basin to show off all the surrounding beauty. You will then head on a scenic journey towards an ancient glacier which constantly moves under its own weight. On arrival, the helicopter will shut down on the landing to allow you to enjoy the peace and quiet. Hear the creaking of the glacier, feel the white ice crunch beneath your feet, peer into pure blue crevasses and absorb the stunning scenery of this magical place.  Learn of the glacial recession and monitoring of this permanently frozen world. Your helicopter will then lift off to bring you back on a scenic flight covering more of the Queenstown area including the main surrounding mountain ranges, Queenstown township and the long thin Z -shaped glacial formed lake known as Lake Wakatipu.

What’s included?

  • Scenic Helicopter tour

  • Glacier landing (weather dependant)

  • Bose noise cancelling headsets to hear the guide clearly

  • Professional pilot / guide

  • Applicable landing and facility fees

  • National Park fees

  • Entry/Admission - Over The Top - The Helicopter Company

  • Food & Beverage

  • Gratuities

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Before you book

  • Duration: 1h

  • 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:

Over The Top - The Helicopter Company

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About operator:

OVER THE TOP – more than a helicopter flight. With the latest helicopters available, our interpretive excursions take you over Queenstown, Milford & the Fiords of southern New Zealand. We shut down the helicopter on all of our landings to enjoy quiet beauty of this incredible part of the world. Fly with Over The Top to experience alpine glaciers & remote lakes with gourmet picnics, hiking, boating, extreme golfing, wine tours, fly fishing or skiing. Our selection of relaxed experiences distils the essence of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery whilst immersing you in the natural history of the area. Meet, friends of ours, local photographers, high country farmers, wine makers, skippers all of whom are delighted to share their expertise & friendliness. Safety is paramount & continued investment has seen our fleet grow to include the Eurocopter EC130, the worlds most advanced flight seeing helicopter & the 9 seater BK117, Queenstown's largest & only twin engine Cat A helicopter.

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