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Glacier Explorer Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

1. Glacier Explorer Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

Head west over the Queenstown basin and Paradise Valley into Mt. Aspiring National Park during this exhilirating glacier explorer helicopter flight from Queenstown. Enjoy an exhilarating flight past spectacular mountains and blue-green icefalls before landing on one of the many glaciers within the Forbes Mountains. Spend time taking photos before heading back toward Queenstown past hidden alpine lakes and the rich gold mining history of Skippers Canyon. Fly through landscapes that contain many stories of the natural and human history of New Zealand and the Southern Lakes. See how glaciers and the movement of the earth's crust formed the area's unique mountains and valleys.  Benefit from the service of the most experienced team of helicopter pilots in Queenstown. Learn from your highly experienced, well-known local pilots as they share their extensive knowledge of the area with you while showing you the best of New Zealand's amazing scenery.

Queenstown & Skippers Canyon: Middle Earth Helicopter Tour

2. Queenstown & Skippers Canyon: Middle Earth Helicopter Tour

Enjoy a scenic 45-minute helicopter flight combining the best of Queenstown and Middle-Earth. Take flight with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, New Zealand aerial film specialists, who have provided the aerial filming for the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogies. Uncover special Middle Earth Locations with your pilot. Follow the path of the Fellowship as you explore the spectacular scenic highlights of Whakatipu Basin and the surrounding area. Discover many recognizable locations from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies including the rugged Remarkables, Lake Alta, and the crumbly schist slopes used to film Dimrill Dale in which the Fellowship fled towards Lothlórien. Fly over the historic gold mining valley of Skippers Canyon, landing high above the Shotover River which can be recognized as the Ford of Bruinen. Catch a glimpse of the mountain tarn which is featured alongside the Rohirrim Refugees and share the view Legolas had of the approaching Wargs.

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What people are saying about Skippers Canyon

We did the Glacier Explorer and it was AMAZING! Maddie and the team communicated really well as we had a few changes due to weather but they were very flexible and keen to make sure we could do the tour. They picked us up at the hotel. Our pilot Jeremy was professional, friendly, informative and very calming (I was a bit nervous). We felt completely safe and that we were in great hands. The helicopter was modern and clean. Will definitely do my next tour with these guys, can't recommend them enough!

This was truly a bucket list , once in a life time experience ! Fabulous pilot who showed us everything and landed us on an incredible glacier. What an experience !

An amazing experience and scenery. Thankyou to our Pilot Matt who did a great job.

Incredible experience. Unbelievable views and breathtaking scenery.

A fantastic flight, fabulous views. Great value for the cost.