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“the best you can do in Queenstown (in my opinion)”

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
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US$245.24*
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30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown
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US$174.64*
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20-Minute Remarkables Helicopter Tour from Queenstown
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US$408.73*
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50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown
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Owner description: Glacier Southern Lakes is Queenstown's leading scenic heli-flight company with a reputation of providing a high standard of professionalism and service. We offer daily scenic helicopter tours over the mountains, lakes, glaciers and fiords in and around Middle-earth, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park & Mt Aspiring National Park. Alpine or snow landings are part of all our flights and glacier landings are included in all our Milford Sound flights. We have the most experienced team of helicopter pilots in Queenstown who will share their extensive local knowledge with you. For Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit fans we can show you many of the Queenstown film locations like nobody else, with pilots who were part of the film crew.
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“the best you can do in Queenstown (in my opinion)”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I did the MILFORD SOUND + CRUISE (FLIGHT 202).
It was the best experience I had in Queenstown, and one of the best in New Zealand.
I've done several heli-flights so far, but this one was the most exciting. The flight along the alpine landscape, the cruise in Milford and the stop on top of the glacier with the helicopter was absolutely marvelous.
It's expensive, yes, but in my opinion, it's much better than the other adrenaline rush activities you can do in Queenstwon.

Visited November 2013
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GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Hi Bilboontour, Thank you for your wonderful review. It really is one of those 'have to do' activities when in Queenstown. We hope to fly you again in the not too distant future. Cheers.
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“You just gotta do this”
Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

We make it a habit of doing a helicopter ride wherever we can when on holiday & this experience is right up there with the best of them - friendly ground crew - welcome aboard Lauren - chatty pilot & breathtaking flight

Visited November 2013
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GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Hey BigFella15, We really appreciate your review, thank you very much. Will pass your well wishes onto Lauren & hope to see you back here flying with us again in the not too distant future. Many thanks.
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Rockledge, Florida
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“An Incredible Experience”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We highly recommend a trip with this fabulous company. We did two trips with them for our family of six. Our pilot was named "Chris" for both of our trips. The first trip was to Milford Sound where we also took a cruise of the sound and then stopped on a glacier on the way back. The second trip was a day trip to visit various glacial sites and to have wine tasting and lunch at the Mt. Difficulty Winery. We felt like we were living "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous." Just awesome!!!
We will be back for more fun!

Visited August 2013
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GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Thank you for your fantastic review. What an amazing trip for your family, two brilliant flights - Milford & Mt Difficulty. Both great trips to do with your family. Will pass on your thanks to Chris your pilot and we hope we see you all again too! Have a great festive season.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“The highlight of our trip ”
Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

We flew with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters this morning and had such an amazing time - we did the 35 minute scenic snow option and it was out of this world! Cannot recommend enough- this is something you've got to do at least once in your life. We were lucky to enjoy this on our first wedding anniversary weekend which is something we will remember for the rest of our lives. Couldn't explain how great the service was from our pilot Brendan, Duncan and the other gentleman in the office(sorry can't rem name) - these guys provide proper customer service and that means an awful lot. Thank you so much

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Shellharbour, Australia
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“A MUST DO WHEN IN QUEENSTOWN!!!!!”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

My wife and I had never been to Queenstown, New Zealand before, and we had never flown in a Helicopter either, so we made a deal based on my wishes, where if she was to get into a Helicopter, I'd have to endure the soreness of the saddle and go Horse Riding while we were in Queenstown!!!!!

I'm so glad to have settled the deal, as this was one of the BEST things that I have ever done!!!!!

Right from the start, the Crew at Glacier Southern Lakes are Professional, Courteous, and Friendly!!!!!

Our Pilot Chris, explained heaps along the way to and from Milford Sound, with two Breathtaking stops on Tutoko Glacier & a Beach on the remote West Coast of New Zealand's South Island!!!!!

Words (And for that matter pictures as well) will never describe the beauty and exhilaration of seeing this area by Helicopter!!!!!

So, the only thing I can say is, DO IT!!!!! And see for yourself!!!!!

Visited September 2013
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GlacierSouthernLakes, Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this review, 3 October 2013
Dear Mizu_Kuma,
GSLH were so very pleased to fly you both and give you an experience you will never forget. The photos are just wonderful and we hope we can make many more people like yourselves very very happy with our scenic flights. Thank you for your review and we hope to see your friends and family for the same experience you had.
Regards,
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