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“Simply the best!”

Heliworks Queenstown Helicopter Flights
Ranked #48 of 159 Tours in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Exciting scenic flights and exclusive helicopter excursions to Milford Sound, remote locations in Fiordland and Mt Cook. We are the only helicopter company licensed to land on the Tasman Glacier at Mt Cook. Fly with the pilots who filmed the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and discover many 'Middle Earth' locations. Heliworks has exclusive landing rights in some of the most spectacular locations around Queenstown - ideal for heli-weddings and private picnics.
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Simply the best!”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

I fly with Heliworks on a regular basis through my work and I have to say the professionalism shown by all the pilots and the ground staff is second to none! They are an amazing company, always helpful, always friendly and give the best service out of all the heli companies in Queenstown. One of the most amazing trips is into Earnslaw Burn and I would recommend this the most. I always feel safe knowing the guys watch the weather at all times as being in the mountains, it can change quickly. I trust them totally and can't recommend them enough!!!

Visited April 2014
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GeetHW, Office Admin at Heliworks Queenstown Helicopter Flights, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Thank you Kathryn for taking the time to post this we really appreciate it. We love sharing our guests special day and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
“Professionalism”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

We toured the Mt. Earnslaw area and had four landings: a pristine lake, a glacier, an amazing waterfall and Mt. Nicholas. It was a breathtaking adventure. A highlight was the remarkable professionalism shown by our pilot, Shaun Clarke. He provided pertinent and interesting information , took numerous photos and safely guided us during the stops on the ground. He is a wonderful ambassador for Heliworks.

Visited April 2014
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GeetHW, Office Admin at Heliworks Queenstown Helicopter Flights, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Our Fiordlands Finest is one of our favourites, we were so pleased the weather was kind and you could get out on your flight.
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Seattle, WA
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Unbelievable!”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

This was the highlight of our trip to the south island. Heliworks was very helpful in the (secretive) planning for a memorable helicopter trip on the occasion of my husband's 50th birthday. I especially appreciated their weather updates in the days leading up to the proposed adventure, as well as taxi transport from/to our accommodations. We visited the Earnslaw Burn and Mount Nicholas, and our pilot, Dave, was wonderful--professional, humorous, knowledgeable, informative--all of the attributes you hope for in a pilot. As another Heliworks flight was leaving at the same time for the same locations, he and the other pilot monitored their progress to ensure that neither we nor they happened to be in the same place at the same time, which was brilliant. We always felt safe and extremely awed by the spectacular scenery. Having taken copter trips in Hawaii and South Africa, this left those by the wayside--think Lord of the Rings on steroids. In fact, we saw some of the LOTR filming sights along our way, as well as hearing many general anecdotes from our pilot about the areas we flew over. A bonus was having him pop a bottle of bubbles for a toast on Mount Nicholas. It was an expensive splurge but worth every penny. Highly, highly recommended!

Visited March 2014
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GeetHW, Office Administrator at Heliworks Queenstown Helicopter Flights, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Stoked that everything went to plan for your husband's birthday flight!
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Port Kennedy WA
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“love love loved it”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

My partner promised me he would join me on a helicoper flight - he hates flying so I thought he would chicken out. Turns out he loved it every bit as I did. Heliworks are thee best, we got upgraded thanks Trish. The flight was for 45 minutes but went so fast it felt like 5 minutes. Our pilot was Mark Heyes, he made the trip, we had lots of laughs, it was a privilege to meet him. We saw him working hard the following day lifting tons of rubble. He is a true expert in his field. Dont hesitate to book with Helitours, you won't regret it.

Visited March 2014
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GeetHW, Office Administrator at Heliworks Queenstown Helicopter Flights, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Great to hear that your partner never chickened out! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Mark
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“A Magical Moment”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We flew to Cecils peak from Queenstown on a stunning early afternoon in April, the view was spectacular from the mountain and sights we saw from the helicopter were simply breathtaking. Our pilot Shaun had many many hours of experience and we felt entirely safe and comfortable throughout the entire trip. We got engaged at on the mountain :) none of it would have happened without this fantastic company & pilot!

Visited April 2014
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GeetHW, Office Administrator at Heliworks Queenstown Helicopter Flights, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Stoked that the weather played its part for your flight and you were able to head out. Hope to see you again say for a wedding photo flight?!?
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