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50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown provided by Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown

50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Receive a pickup from your Queenstown hotel or make your way to the tour operator offices to begin your adventure. You can choose between a convenient morning and afternoon departure options. When you take off, climb rapidly above the scenery of Queenstown before zooming like a bird over Paradise Valley as you head toward Mount Aspiring National Park. Feel like you’re looking down at a real-life postcard as you take in the captivating scenery of blue-green ice formations and majestic mountain spires. You’ll cap off your flight by landing on top of Clarke Glacier, the largest in the region, allowing you time to take photos to share with friends and family back home. Then climb back aboard your airborne chariot for the ride back to Queenstown, passing above secluded alpine lakes and Skippers Canyon. Come back to earth by landing in Queenstown, after which you’ll receive a complimentary drop-off back at your accommodations.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9180P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Landing and facility fees • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly • Hotel pickup and drop-off • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
50m
Departure details
35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Inclusions
Landing and facility fees • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly • Hotel pickup and drop-off • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Duration
50m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat (0-3 years old sit on adults lap)
Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers must supply accurate weights upon booking.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    35 Lucas Place
    35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    See address & details
  • 1
    Mount Aspiring National Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    Enjoy a landing on top of a snowy glacier .
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  • You'll end at
    35 Lucas Place
    35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    See address & details
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Kathrin L
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions
O M G ABSOLUTELY AMAZING
Jul 2021 • Couples
OMG what an experience!!!
A must do while in Queenstown - stunning views and you land on top of a mountain covered in deep snow - words cannot describe how awesome this was !!
Friendly staff from pick up, check in, flight and drop off - absolutely mind blowing !!
Written 23 July 2021
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john m
Nottingham, UK42 contributions
Great birthday experience
Jul 2021 • Couples
One of the best trips we’ve ever done. The bus driver, pilot and the booking crew were so friendly and informative, and courteous, the flight itself was so good. We went just close enough to the mountains and glacier face you felt like you could touch it and the time out the helicopter on the glacier itself was just long enough to take photos which the pilot was happy to take for you.
Not cheap but well worth it
Written 22 July 2021
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Shynae
1 contribution
AMAZING
Jul 2021 • Friends
Incredible from start to finish! Lost for words. Excellent service from all of the staff who made us feel safe and explained everything along the way. Landed on fresh powder at the top of the glacier and got to jump around in the snow.
Written 19 July 2021
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Peter B
Korcula Island, Croatia16 contributions
Truly spectacular
Jun 2021
If you are ever in Queenstown, this is a must. The wife and I had the best experience, thanks to the team
Written 3 July 2021
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Hi Peter, Thank you so much for your review. So glad to hear you loved your experience, we really appreciate your feeback :) Kind regards, Claudia
Written 11 July 2021
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David W
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Breath-taking, sight-seeing snow adventure
Jun 2021 • Couples
The helicopter experience was one of the best things I have ever done. The close views of the snowy mountains are just stunning, and you have plenty of opportunity inside and outside of the helicopter to take pictures or video. The staff are all very friendly, calm and professional, with plenty of local knowledge. The helicopter is very modern with excellent views due to the all-around glass windows. The flight was very pleasant and smooth. You can tell that the pilot is very experienced and loves what he does. Definitely reccommended! Thank you very much for an awesome experience
Written 20 June 2021
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Hi David, Thank you for your review. We are so glad to hear you loved your trip and had such an amazing experience with us :) We hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards, Claudia
Written 25 June 2021
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NFWellington
Wellington, New Zealand49 contributions
Well worth doing!!!
Had a great flight today. Luke, our pilot, did a fantastic job and was very knowledgeable. The weather was amazing and we landed on knee deep snow. It was an amazing trip!
Written 18 June 2021
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Hi NFWellington, Thank you for your review, glad to hear you had such an amzaing time with Luke :) Kind regards, Claudia
Written 19 June 2021
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Terri S
6 contributions
Do it!
Jun 2021
Don't miss this, honestly if you can only do 1 tour in Queenstown, do this and do it with these guys. Amazing experience never to be forgotten and the team were great. We felt totally safe, equipment/helicopter was new and very comfortable. Our pilot Jeremy was informative, professional and very calming. We had to change times due to weather and the team were very flexible and helpful. We'll definitely go back for another tour.
Written 14 June 2021
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Hi Terri, Thank you for your amazing review! We look forward to seeing you again in the future for another exciting trip! Kind regards, Claudia
Written 19 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sydney_AustraliaDee
Sydney, Australia121 contributions
If you only do one thing in Queenstown, this is it!
Visiting Queenstown from Australia for a birthday celebration, I was looking for an exceptional experience and after looking at what was on offer am so pleased we chose Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters for their Glacier Explorer tour. The whole process was seamless and the company demonstrated utmost professionalism, commencing with the booking. Our pilot Alfie was outstanding with his expertise. Although not our first helicopter trip (first in NZ), both my us husband and I agreed this was probably the most awe inspiring. We were so lucky with the weather as it was clear blue skies the day we travelled, and enabled us to take some fabulous photos both in the air and on the glacier. Don’t hesitate...this is a must do experience.
Written 5 June 2021
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Hi Sydney_AustraliaDee, Thank you for such an awesome review! Our Glacier Explorer trip is such a great flight, so lucky that the weather was perfect for you. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Claudia
Written 6 June 2021
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doubleL
3 contributions
The best way to spend an hour
Jun 2021
I had the most amazing flight today. Thoroughly recommend this tour and company for a very good day out. Spectacular scenery and nothing like landing in what seems like the top of the world. I’d do it all again ..... thank you. Lorraine
Written 1 June 2021
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Hi Lorraine, Thank you for your review! Sounds like you had the best time, we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Liv
Written 4 June 2021
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Jordan
5 contributions
Proposal that went perfectly!
May 2021 • Couples
I booked a private charter for a Glacier landing so I could propose to my partner and our pilot Matt was absolutely amazing! My now fiancé and I were so impressed with him! His photos of our proposal were stunning - he should be a part time photographer as well as a pilot!

He was really thoughtful as well when my partner was sick on the way back in the Helicopter.

Can you please let him know it wasn’t his fault at all! She is very prone to travel sickness and because I surprised her with the Heli ride and the proposal it was all quite a lot for her haha.

Overall, it was a once in a lifetime experience and I cannot thank you guys and Matt enough for making the best day of our lives perfect.
Written 17 May 2021
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Hi Jordan, Thank you for your review, we are so pleased that we could assist you with planning the perfect proposal. I will make sure I pass that on to Matt :) Hope to see you again in the future - maybe for the wedding! Kind regards, Claudia
Written 18 May 2021
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LucieC1032
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The best
Fantastic experience, best time ever, would recommen it to anybody. Thanks a lot we had wonderful time
ashsplash123
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Just Amazing
We did the Sunset helicopter tour and it was amazing 😍 100% would recommend to everyone in and/or going to queenst
youngkiwicouple
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Queenstown and beyond!
We originally booked the 50 minute glacier flight but were upgraded to the Lord of the Rings and Glacier Flight. We
dfox458
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Worth every cent !
A must do experience! We had a big family group, so hired 3 helicopters and everyone totally enjoyed there day. I f
JonnoKP
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Amazing Experience
Absolutely awesome flight and experience. What a great way to see our fantastic country. Jeremy is a great pilot wi
Tommylatch
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Trip of a lifetime
What an incredible experience and a must do whilst in Queenstown. From the moment the driver picked us up at our ac
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Yes...Do It
I took a leap of faith and booked the Queenstown/Milford return flight with a stop on a glacier included. It was on
316rebekahv
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Incredible experience of a life time - helped my partner to propose.
My partner organised this as a surprise. We were picked up at our hotel (which is included in the price) - all on t
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Amazing experience
Amazing experience and outstanding service! Transport from the hotel from where we stayed. Our pilot Alfie was awe
Izzyizzy2020
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Breathe taking experience
This was an experience we will always remember, we were lucky enough to have fresh snowfall on the mountains. Flyin
Saldevi
Saldevi
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Absolutely awesome experience
Being on top of the Remarkable’s with my family to experience the awesome views. This was once in a lifetime experi
GRD2011
GRD2011
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Highly recommend this experience
Great flight, Certainly worth doing while in Queenstown We flew up to Cecil Peak spent time up on the ridge, the pi
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Milford Sound/Glacier Landing Flight from Queenstown
Absolutely exceptional tour - well worth your time and money. Friendly service at booking to fantastic trip to Milf
AucklandDonut
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An exceptional experience
Amazing smooth incredible ride with the very calm and professional Alfie. This was an exceptional experience! It
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What a beautiful experience
Undoubtedly one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Everything from the word go was perfect. We were fetc
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