Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters have been operating in the Queenstown area since the 1980’s, pioneering glacier landings. Before all flights, passengers are fully briefed on safety procedures before entering the helicopter. During scenic flights, highly experienced pilots may, at their discretion, change flight paths and landing locations due to safety and weather conditions.
Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters provides exciting New Zealand sightseeing flights and helicopter tours in and around Queenstown, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and Fiordland National Park from its base in Queenstown.
We were so lucky to meet “Alfie Speight” as our Pilot for our scenic flight. Alfie was the principal filming pilot for films such as Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Peter Pan, The Chronicles of Narnia and King Kong, he pointed out to us some few films locations along the way.
Riding a Helicopter for the first time in my life was a good experience. I felt a bit nervous but very much excited especially in the foreign country like New Zealand, discovering the beauty and stunning landscapes that surrounds. Since it’s an outdoor adventure in the alpine environment, comfortable shoes or boots, warm clothing and jacket is a must and bring your camera too.
I really enjoyed the spectacular scenery above and when we land on the glacier, we took a lot of photos and enjoyed the snow as well. Ohhh I just miss those times.
Worth-it to try and to experience some of the most spectacular scenery New Zealand has to offer.
A scenic flight is minimum of 2 passengers and maximum of 6 passengers (pilot excluded). We got it for a discounted price of NZ$190 each person (expensive but worth a try) for a duration of 30 minutes scenic flight with alpine landing.
Queenstown is New Zealand's famous alpine resort with the big reputation. Here they especially value the small things, the details which make your experience very personal. Helicopter tours in Queenstown show off all the best photo angles.
SCENIC FLIGHTS FROM QUEENSTOWN
Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters Queenstown offer a selection of scenic flights that fly over the big names: Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Kawarau Gorge, Shotover River, Skippers Canyon. Experience the thrill of landing on snow and glaciers deep within the alpine ranges and there is plenty to see for Lord of the Rings fans also.
Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
35 Lucas Place Queenstown Airport Frankton Queenstown
Queenstown Flightseeing and Air Adventures