Queenstown: 50-Minute Southern Glacier Helicopter Flight

Queenstown: 50-Minute Southern Glacier Helicopter Flight

From US$ 409.27 per person

Venture to the mountain range that divides the South Island. View Mount Aspiring, wild native forest, and ancient glacial icefalls before landing amongst the snow-capped peaks.

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Duration 50 minutes
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait in the lobby 10 mins before your scheduled pickup time.


  • Feel the adrenaline of an alpine landing among snow-capped peaks
  • Take in views of the Southern Alps and Mount Aspiring National Park
  • Soar above untouched native forests and glacial icefalls along the way
  • Travel for 50 minutes by helicopter as you glide above the mountains
  • Enjoy views of ancient glacial ice falls before returning to Queenstown
Full description

Take off on a spectacular round-trip flight from Queenstown. Experience the Southern Alps like you have never seen them before by helicopter. Enjoy commentary from your expert guide along the way. Start at Heli Base at Queenstown airport. Venture across to the Southern Alps - the spiny mountain range that divides the South Island. Take in stunning views over Mount Aspiring.

Next, see the vast untouched tracts of native forest and ancient glacial icefalls in the national park. Enjoy a landing amongst the snow-capped peaks of the Mount Aspiring National Park. Upon landing, take up the photo opportunities before heading back to Queenstown.

  • 50-minute scenic flight
  • Safety briefing
  • Commentary from your expert guide
  • Alpine landing
  • Food and beverages

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Drones
  • Mobility scooters
  • Selfie sticks
  • Tablets/iPads

Know before you go

  • Your flight is subject to favourable weather conditions; if cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund. Check in closes 30 minutes prior to departure time.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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A spectacular experience! The Helicopter Line team was polished and professional, calling days before to reconfirm our booking time. On the day of our flight, the staff was bright & cheery for 9am check-in. Captain Pete was charming, experienced and kind enough to take lots of great photos for us! The flight was smooth and helicopter felt spacious and secure. The scenery was unreal. Like, hold-your-breath beautiful. There's really no better way to experience the stunning NZ views!! The glacier landing/photo op was a huge bonus, and really blew us away. I would recommend this tour to anyone & will certainly be rebooking for friends & family in the future.

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October 4, 2022

Our flight was absolutely EPIC. Caption Pete has been flying for 40 years, so we were in great hands. The ride couldn't have been smoother. Such a cool way to see the New Zealand scenery -- the views were out of this world and the glacier experience was 10/10. Don't hesitate, just book!

October 4, 2022

One of the most incredible scenic flights I've ever taken for sure, and an absolute must-do while you're in Queenstown. The staff were fantastic, our flight time had to moved slightly due to availability but the admin team went above and beyond to ensure the time suited us as we were departing Queenstown straight after. Our pilot was entertaining & informative, the flight itself was quite bumpy due to wind but he talked throughout the flight explaining what was happening and ensuring everyone felt comfortable. The flight went over tonnes of snowy mountains and glaciers around Queenstown, with an alpine landing in a gorgeous spot with panoramic views. It was absolutely freezing outside, -4 for us, so take warm clothes and gloves in winter. On the way to and from the landing we saw Skippers Canyon and some incredible braided rivers. The only downside is that two people sit in the middle seats without a window but we were able to switch seats at the snow landing so everyone got a turn.

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September 17, 2022

Product ID: 426415