Panoramic View Helicopter Flight with Alpine Landing


Panoramic View Helicopter Flight with Alpine Landing

From US$ 168.74 per person

Land on the Remarkables Spur, overlooking Queenstown and the Wakatipu basin with Coronet and Cecil Peaks in the distance. Gaze down below at the unrivaled scenery featuring cascading mountains and experience a sensational photo opportunity at 5,000 feet.

About this activity

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Duration 20 minutes
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup available from all Queenstown hotels, please let us know about your accommodation when reconfirming your booking.


  • Enjoy a 20-minute scenic heli-flight high above Queenstown
  • Experience an alpine landing on the stunning Remarkables Spur
  • Gaze below at the deep valleys where movies like The Lord of the Rings have been filmed
Full description
See how glaciers and the movement of the earth’s crust formed New Zealand's unique mountains and valleys over thousands of years–from the sky! Swoop low over mountain valleys and high above meandering rivers. Plenty of evidence also remains of the rich gold mining history left by Europeans and Chinese gold miners in the late 1800s. Today, many of the local landscapes can be recognized because of their use as film locations. You can even fly over where the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed! The pilots regularly work with film production crews and are happy to share plenty of stories of life on the film set. Finally, for the photo opportunity of a lifetime, alight on a mountaintop with panoramic views of the entire range and its lakes and valleys. These highly experienced, well-known local pilots can’t wait to share with you their extensive knowledge and history of the area while showing you the best of New Zealand's amazing scenery.
  • Bus transfers from selected pickup locations
  • Experienced pilots and full safety briefing
  • 20-minute helicopter flight with alpine landing
  • In-flight commentary to highlight the points of interest
    Not suitable for
    • People over 220 lbs (100 kg)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Camera

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Drones
    • Selfie sticks

    Know before you go

    • It is strongly recommend that you make your flight bookings in advance and at the start of your Queenstown itinerary to ensure you are not disappointed. If you cannot fly due to adverse weather, the operator can transfer your booking to another day. Alternatively, if you would prefer, you will be refunded in full
    • For cancellations made more than 24-hours from the departure time, a full refund will be made. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the departure time will incur a 25% cancellation fee
    • The away times (flight durations) specified in the flight tour itineraries are approximate and are be subject to weather conditions. On occasion, flight paths and landing locations may change at the pilot’s discretion. The operator will always keep you informed of any changes to the published information
    • Minimum numbers apply. Individual bookings may be combined & upgrades offered if necessary to achieve minimum numbers
    • Please advise us in advance if you weigh over 100kg
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 13 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
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    Most incredible experience, from getting picked up from the hotel the friendly staff was very informative. I was slightly nervous as i had never been in a helicopter before but the staff and pilot made me feel at ease. The flight it self was very smooth and enjoyable, the pilot (Matt) was very knowledgeable about the area and pointed out cool landmarks. Overall very impressed would do it again next time we are back in queenstown.

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    October 19, 2020

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    Product ID: 27830