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Milford, Lakes and Sutherland Falls

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Experience the untouched paradise of Fiordland as we fly deep into the world-renowned national park. Enjoy breathtaking views across Lake Erskine before flying over the Milford Track to New Zealand's tallest waterfall, the towering Sutherland Falls. Fly down Milford Sound and lose yourself in its ancient forests before landing on a remote West Coast beach to breathe in the fresh sea air. Taking off towards Glenorchy, you will fly over Mount Tutoko, the highest peak in Fiordland National Park, to land on the Humboldt Mountain range with panoramic views across Glenorchy and beyond.
What to Expect
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Stop At: Fiordland National Park, Fiordland National Park, Southland Region, South Island

Heli Glenorchy are family-owned and operated helicopter company providing scenic flight experiences.

Located at the Glenorchy Airstrip on the doorstep of the Southern Alps, Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks, your journey will begin a 45-minute drive from Queenstown along the breathtaking shores of Lake Wakatipu - named as “one of the most beautiful drives in the New Zealand”. You can take advantage of our complimentary shuttle or take a more leisurely self-drive.

With a genuine connection to area, there’s nothing better than taking to the skies to see this beautiful part of the world with a trusted local pilot, guide and storyteller. We will fly you from peaceful little Glenorchy, and within 15 minutes you’ll be soaring high above the Humboldt Mountain range and one the Great Walks - Routeburn Track. Flying deeper into the Fiordland National Park, you’ll fly past breathtaking glaciers, alpine lakes towards the famous Sutherland Falls. Once landed have your camera ready to capture one of the cheeky keas that often visit. Take in that feeling of ‘being in the moment’ as you marvel the pure backcountry beauty with not a soul in sight.

Taking off you’ll fly over sections of another Great Walk – Milford Track before you come into land at Milford Sound – don’t forget to marvel at the cascading waterfalls. Upon landing your pilot will guide you a short 20-minute bush walk through native forest toward the towering Mitre Peak to get a bucket list photo. Keep your camera handy as you fly pass cascading waterfalls, over alpine lakes and glaciers. Before returning to Glenorchy you’ll touchdown for a snow landing taking in some of New Zealand's unparalleled remote beauty.

For a unique helicopter experience that will become the most memorable part of your New Zealand trip…come explore with Heli Glenorchy.

We cannot wait to see you here in beautiful Glenorchy

Duration: 40 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
35 Mull St, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary transport from Central Queenstown, the bus stop outside Real Journey office (88 Beach Street)
Departure Time
12:00 PM
Return Details
Glenorchy Airport, Glenorchy-Queenstown Rd, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
  • Complimentary transport from central Queenstown to Glenorchy and back
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Short walk at Milford Sound
  • West Coach Beach landing
  • Snow Landing
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Child prices aged 4-11. Child prices are calculated at 70% of the adult fare. Infants fly free
  • Flights require a minimum of 3 people. Heli Glenorchy reserves the right to up-grade passengers or merge flights for operational reasons or flight management purposes if required
  • All flights are weather dependent. Please call us on one hour prior to your flight time for the final weather check.
  • Should an excursion want to be confirm with 2 passengers the price for this would be $1,825.00
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


About the operator

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By: Heli Glenorchy
461 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Helicopter return flight to Milford Sound with a snow land
Great experience. Fantastic day. Professional Pilot and company. Next time we are in Queenstown, we will do the
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Spectacular views, fantastic service and overall great experience!
We had a wonderful time with Heli Glenorchy. Spectacular views, fantastic service and overall great experience! A
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Brisbane, Australia
Best experience of my life by far!
The staff and pilot at Heli Glenorchy were so lovely and insightful. The views were spectacular. We felt like we
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Leyland, United Kingdom
Fabulous Helicopter Ride
Wouldn’t have missed it for anything. Amazing experience. Never been in a helicopter before and although
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An incredible experience
I 'bit the bullet' so to speak and booked an Alpine Snow Landing with Heli Glenorchy - I was a little nervous!
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Sydney, Australia
Very professional and fun
Our original plan was to drive around to Milford Sound but when we ended up at Glenorchy and the next day was my
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Matlock, United Kingdom
Above and Beyond
Following cancellation of our original tour with a different operator we went and spoke with Heli Glenorchy whilst
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Great experience!
The crew was fantastic and the flight was absolutely breathtaking. Would definitely recommend as a way to see
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Cromwell, New Zealand
Trip of a lifetime
Our family wanted to do a trip to Martins Bay where I spend some time during the whitebait season. Nick from Heli
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Sydney, Australia
Once in a lifetime experience
We went with a group of six and all rode in one helicopter. I recommend calling the company as the trip can be
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Hong Kong, China
The whole trip. Perfect.
This was a stunning, breathtaking experience! We were a large group and needed two choppers: grandparents, kids,
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Milford, Lakes,Sutherland falls & Earnslaw Glacier
On our recent trip to Queenstown, we decided to take a trip to a little place called Glenorchy. Upon arriving
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Fantastic view but not was not fed
I enjoyed most of the trip, the glacier was absolutely amazing so as the cruise in Milford Sound. But we (me and
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Dont miss it
The company was very accommodating in rescheduling due to bad weather conditions. Absolutely heavenly views.
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Vanessa B
Queenstown, New Zealand
Picturesque Views - what a RIDE!
This experience came to a complete surprise for me, as I had no idea what to expect! If you are in Queenstown it's
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