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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.
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Mount Aspiring National Park
Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
Take your Queenstown visit to new ‘heights’ of adventure thanks to this 50-minute helicopter flight complete with a glacier landing. Soar above the spectacular scenery of Mt. Aspiring National Park, gliding above turquoise ice formations, hidden alpine lakes and towering mountains before landing on top of a glacier for photos.
  • Enjoy a 50-minute helicopter flight from Queenstown, complete with a glacier landing
  • Soar above the stunning scenery of Mt. Aspiring National Park
  • Admire aerial scenery of blue-green ice formations and sky-high mountain ranges
  • Land on top of Clarke Glacier, one of the region's largest, for photos
  • Spot hidden alpine lakes and Skippers Canyon on the return trip
  • Great way to get a new perspective on New Zealand's stunning scenery
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing, amazing tour!

We had our Glacier tour this morning and we still cant wipe the smiles off our faces! Stunning views and being able to experience and see the glaciers up so close was phenomenal! Our pilot Luke was an absolute legend, so much knowledge about the...More

Thank miss1990
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora miss2990 Thanks so much for taking time to share your experiences. So pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we're love helping create fabulous memories. We appreciate your comments about Luke too. Kind regards Trish

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Oh my god! What an experience, my holiday was made entirely by this helicopter flight through the beautiful snow capped mountains complete with a glacier landing. I can not thank our pilot Jeremy, and the girls enough for making this experience more then we could...More

Thank Tahlia M
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Tahlia M We really appreciate your comments, especially about Jeremy and our team. So pleased we should share a little slice of our paradise with you. Thanks once again, Trish

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile
Amazing Helicopter ride

The pilot Jeremy was amazing, and the ride to Tindell Glacier was an experience in flying through the Skippers Canyon and back down through the Shotover ... The trip, the flight and the landing on the Glacier , was so good !

Thank michaeljC8950HW
GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Kia ora Michael Thanks so much for you review. So pleased Jeremy and the team could share the magic of our great scenery and spectacular glacier with you. Nga mihi Trish

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Genuinely once-in-a-lifetime experience

This was a truly amazing flight and I still can't quite believe I stood on a glacier 7,000-feet high in minus-8 degrees Celsius. I would never have done this but for my sister, who loves flying of all kinds, particularly in helicopters. She adored every...More

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GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Kia ora HazFly Wow! Thank you so much for such an extensive review. Very informative and it is lovely to see you personality coming through. So pleased you enjoyed the experiences (even the ones where you had to close your eyes!). It is special to...More

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Great Day Out

We originally only booked the short flght to the snow but as they had extra seats on the glacier flight we were upgraded for no extra cost.....Big Thumbs UP We actually did two landings ..one on a mountain ridge near Glenorchy and then up on...More

Thank Phillip T
GlacierSouthernLakes, Director of Sales at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Kia ora Phillip, Thank you for your review! Wow, lucky you getting an upgrade to our Lord of the Rings & Glacier Explorer flight! It is a great flight with the two different landings - alpine and glacier. A great way to see the area...More

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