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The Helicopter Line Queenstown

#60 of 160 Tours in Queenstown
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Address: Lucas Place | Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Set against a backdrop of The Remarkables Mountain Range and nestled on the...

Set against a backdrop of The Remarkables Mountain Range and nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is a picture perfect alpine paradise, recognised internationally. The many exciting activities available in this natural playground have earned Queenstown the reputation as the “Adventure Capital of the World.” In conjunction with Queenstown Combos, The Helicopter Line offers several activity Combos packages.

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Outstanding adventure - Highlight of 3 week trip

We flew to Milford Sound for a cruise then on to the glacier and we landed on the glacier. First time in 10 days that they were able to land due to weather. Our pilot was a... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Jubutld
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The pricing and service of the employees was reasonable and fairly pleasant We decided to take the helicopter ride to the Remarkables, as per the brochure "soar to the top"... felt this comment was a little misleading. Whilst it was enjoyable, we were a little disappointed with the flying time versus the landing, referred to as 'photo time' on a... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Queenstown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, at The Helicopter Line we appreciate both positive and negative feedback as it helps us identify any areas that need improvement. I do apologise for you feeling misled from the brochure. When making a booking directly with staff we do like to sell this product as a “starter flight” with... More 

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113 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We flew to Milford Sound for a cruise then on to the glacier and we landed on the glacier. First time in 10 days that they were able to land due to weather. Our pilot was a smooth operator and very skilled. The scenery was breath taking and got lots of great pictures and videos. You MUST do this even... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Queenstown, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We always say good things are worth waiting for and a helicopter trip to Milford Sound is a must do when you are in Queenstown. We are glad that you had an enjoyable time with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Thanks again from the team! More 

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36 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We originally had booked onto fox glacier helicopter ride with a snow landing but due to bad weather it could not go ahead. The staff advised us about this place. We booked over the phone really easily. We arrived the next day parking was pretty tight as it was super busy in the area. We where greeted by two really... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Queenstown, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Helicopter Line. It is our aim to make sure our guests experience the best customer service along with having pilots who are very experienced in flying in alpine mountain areas. We are thankful to be able to have helped create this unforgettable memory. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in... More 

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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

These guys were awesome. Picked us up and dropped us off. The pilot was very knowledgeable about Queenstown and surrounds making for a great flight. The snow landing was just fabulous - felt like we were on top of the world ❤️ can thoroughly recommend them

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Queenstown, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Helicopter Line! First of all, Happy Birthday from our team. We are so delighted that we were able to make your birthday so special. The experience of a helicopter snow landing in summer time is amazing. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of... More 

Cornwall
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I booked a helo flight to The Remarkables with the Helicopter Line. Easy to find and park, professional outfit who briefed us 15 mins before flight took off. Pilot (Ben) was very welcoming, professional and good fun. We flew to the Remarkables, landed for a few minutes for a fantastic photo opportunity with Ben acting as photographer and then flew... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Queenstown, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you had such a fun time with our Pilot. The priority job for us is keeping our guests safe at all times, however making the trip fun and enjoyable are equally important. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Thanks again from the team! More 

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

There are many locations in South Island to do a scenic air ride but only a few of them allow for snow landing, which is the real out-of-world experience especially if you come from topical parts of the world. We were originally booked to do the tour with THL at Franz Josef, but owing to weather conditions, couldn't do it.... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Queenstown, responded to this review

Thank you for your review for the Helicopter Line. It is our aim to make sure our guests experience the best customer services from the very beginning of their trip. Our pilots are very experienced and specialized for flying in the alpine mountain area. We are glad that we were able to provide you an enjoyable trip and an unforgettable... More 

Perth, Australia
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Really wanted to do the glacier helicopter landing in Franz Joseph but flights got cancelled because of bad weather. A couple of days later we found ourselves in queesntown on the most amazing day, so called up the helicopter line the morning and were lucky enough to book ourselves on a 3pm Alpine snow landing flight. Couldnt wipe the smiles... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Queenstown, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Helicopter Line! We are glad that we were able to share the most amazing day with you while you were in Queenstown. The smile on the customers’ faces is what we are always aiming for. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay. More 

Bundaberg, Australia
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Flew on a sunny afternoon the day after a snowfall the night before. Great flight and friendly pilot. Helpful office staff offered me co-pilot seat if I waited for the flight after my booking. I agreed and this was worth the wait.

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Queenstown, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Helicopter Line! We have been lucky with a dusting of snow in the past few weeks which has topped up our snow landing. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Thanks again from the team! More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We opted for a short 20-minute flight over the Remarkables mountains as it was our first flight in a helicopter and we weren't really sure what to expect. The girls in the office were so friendly and helpful and our pilot was a great host. He took us up onto the mountain where we got off for some stunning scenic... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Queenstown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Helicopter Line! The Remarkables flight is a great starter flight if you haven’t been in a helicopter before and have bit of extra time to fill in. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Queenstown! More 

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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We did the Southern glacier experience flight. The whole process right from the booking was brilliant with The Helicopter Line team - all really friendly and helpful - especially Kate in the office. The flight was incredible and by far the best helicopter flight we have ever done - the scenery was stunning. Our pilot Keith was a great host... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line Queenstown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write the review of The Helicopter Line. We think the Southern Glacier is one of the best flights you can do when you are in Queenstown and its really good to hear that the staff were able to answer your questions. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Queenstown... More 

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