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20-Minute Remarkables Helicopter Tour from Queenstown provided by Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

20-Minute Remarkables Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

20-Minute Remarkables Helicopter Tour from Queenstown
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96% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
20m
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    20m
  • Group size:
    6
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9180P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
20m
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can pick up from all accommodations in Queenstown centre and surrounding.
  • 35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers must supply accurate weights upon booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can pick up from all accommodations in Queenstown centre and surrounding.
  • 35 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Duration
20m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers must supply accurate weights upon booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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 6 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    35 Lucas Place
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The Remarkables Ski Area
    Stop: 10 minutes
    Experience the best view in town. Land on the Remarkables spur, overlooking Queenstown and the Wakatipu basin with Coronet and Cecil Peaks in the distance. A sensational photo opportunity at 5,000 feet.
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
32 reviews
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Dity M
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
Oct 2020
From start to finish, this was a beautiful and fun experience.
Booking online with Liv was easy, informative and accommodating.

The hotel pickup was on time and added to the anticipation of our wee adventure.

I managed to tie this helicopter experience with a proposal to my (now Fiancé)
And I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.

The weather was a bit unpredictable, so Matt (our amazing pilot, who I will focus on soon) deviated from the planned 20min scenic flight. Which became almost 40mins as we got to fly further (avoiding rain clouds)

I opted for champagne on landing - and I ushered my love to a beautiful spot on Skippers Canyon, it was picturesque - I proposed, She said Yes.

Matt "the Amazing" noticed our private moment, and approached when we were ready to share the good news. He offered to take some snaps of us enjoying this moment. Matt was an expert! He managed his way through an iPhone like a pro. Taking some really candid moments of our love and joy. This was the extra icing on the cake we couldn't put a price on.

Matt also was an amazing pilot, with take off & landings feeling like floating on clouds.

We also were accompanied with 2 other lovely couples. One sharing their honeymoon, the other on their own Engagement holiday. So there was a lot of love in the air (pun intended)

Would highly recommend. (with or without the proposal option)

Nga Mihi
Written February 23, 2021
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Jet64758409426
Hi Dity M, Thank you for your great feedback! What an amazing way to propose. I will make sure Matt gets your message. All the best for your future and please do stop in to say hi if your ever back in Queenstown.
Written February 28, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DorisPrenter
Dannevirke, New Zealand11 contributions
Oct 2021
A spur of the moment decision we'll never forget, to fly over beautiful Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu and suddenly land near the top of The Remarkable range. It was like the best dream, standing on snow drinking champagne and taking in the spectacular scenery around us. We felt at ease with our pilot Luke, who was very knowledgeable, confident and friendly. We were left with special happy memories and wouldn't hesitate to recommend a Glacier Southern Lakes helicopter trip to anyone.
Written October 26, 2021
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Hi Doris, Thank you so much for your incredible review, we are glad you had such a great time with us. We will be sure to pass your kind words on to Pilot Luke. We hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards, Ruby
Written November 6, 2021
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Ben A
3 contributions
Apr 2022
Visited Queenstown for our honeymoon and decided to do the Kjet and Helicopter experience combo. Staff were very friendly and accomodating when the weather was not good enough to fly that day, were happy to rebook for the following day and even pick us up and drop us back to our Hotel.
A great experience and a magnificent view from our landing spot on the remarkables. Highly recommended. Big shout out to our Pilot Alfie who was friendly and informative.
Will have to go for a longer trip next time!!! Thanks team!
Written April 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jet64758409426
Hi Ben, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear you loved your experience with us! I have passed on your message to Alfie as well. Fingers crossed we see you again in the future. Kind regards, Liv
Written May 4, 2022
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Tim de Beer
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Solo
Sunset flight. Absolutely fantastic people at this company. All staff were so patient, friendly, humble and professional. As far as our actual flight was concerned, our pilot was Jeremy. Jeremy's flying skills were super slick. He is highly experienced and has flown in some very tough and technically demanding spots such as Papua New Guinea, so I felt very safe with him at the controls. Overall, I can enthusiastically and highly recommend flying with this company. You will be amazed!!!

Tim
Written April 14, 2021
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Hi Tim, Thank you for your review! We will pass your kind words onto your pilot Jeremy. He has a lot of experience and it is good to hear he made your experience so great. Hope to see you again one day! Kind regards, Claudia
Written April 17, 2021
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Noelle Tito
New Zealand4 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Such an awesome experience! Our first time in Queenstown. We had booked as part of a deal with KJet jetboating so we got dropped off by the jet boat and picked up from the side of the lake and driven to the helicopter, we had an awesome pilot Alfie who was a great tour guide and gave us an education on the South Island lol. Amazing views and was nice to land and take lots of great pictures. All staff were friendly, after the ride we got driven back into town and got great tips on where to eat out! Would definitely recommend! 10/10
Written January 3, 2021
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Jet64758409426
Hi Noelle, Thank you for your awesome review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your flight with Alfie. Good to see you got some great photos as well. Hope to see you again next time. Kind regards, Claudia
Written January 3, 2021
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Brian M
6 contributions
We had an awesome tour with Luke. Our original plan was to fly to Milford Sound but the weather cancelled that trip so we took this view around Queenstown instead. The views were amazing and Luke was very helpful.
Written January 4, 2020
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Kia ora! I am so pleased to hear what a wonderful experience you had with us! Queenstown certainly has breathtaking views!! Luke is great pilot with a huge amount of experience and I am glad it was a great memorable experience for you and your boys! We hope to welcome you back in the future!
Written February 2, 2020
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Deb T
1 contribution
Jan 2021
10/10 for These guys were fantastic - Darren was a knowledge of information on must do's in the south Island much appreciated! This ride was spectactular. Our family walked away in awe - Jeremy was a fantastic thank you for a tour we will never forget theRemarkables were just that ...Remarkable !!Playing in the snow in Jan was the icing on the cake - highly recommend these guys !!
Written January 10, 2021
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Jet64758409426
Hi Deb, Thank you so much for your great review! So glad we got a dusting of snow before you flew with us, always great for photos! We hope to have your family visit us again in the future.
Written January 11, 2021
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Jane P
Masterton, New Zealand34 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
Wow, I’ve never experienced anything like it. And for those who fear helicopters, I was one of them until now. The pilot was so friendly and informative and the views where unreal. You have to do this!! Thank you so much for an amazing experience ❤️
Written June 26, 2020
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Kia Ora Jane It it wonderful to hear you overcame you fear and had such a incredible time! It really is a spectacular way to to see the lakes and mountains!! Thank you for choosing to fly with us :)
Written June 28, 2020
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kymr409
Papamoa, New Zealand472 contributions
May 2021
Sunset, a helicopter and a Mountain. These are things dreams are made of. The flight up the side of the mountain is breathtaking and surreal. As you get over the top it is just insane. Matt was our pilot and one of the nicest pilots I have flown with. He is a great photographer too. As we had a drink and watch ed the sun slowly setting in the distance. The flight home Matt was so informative at poiting out some interesting sites. What a trip we will be back .
Written May 16, 2021
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GlacierSouthernLakes
Hi Kymr409, What an amazing review, thank you! Our Remarkables Sunset trips are truly breathtaking. We look forward to seeing you next time! Kind regards, Claudia
Written May 17, 2021
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Vanessa C
3 contributions
Jan 2022
It was our first time in a helicopter and we had a blast! We landed near the top of the Remarkable range and the view was stunning. Our pilot Alfie was super professional and an amazing photographer (thanks for taking a photo of me and my partner at the landing spot!) The reception staff were also amazing and friendly and even gave us a ride back to our hotel. Easy 6/5 experience. Highly recommended :D
Written January 3, 2022
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Jet64758409426
Hi there, Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad to hear you had an awesome first flight with Alfie! We hope to see you again in the future for another flight. Kind regards, Liv Hill - Reservations
Written January 12, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
kiwitraveller4321
kiwitraveller4321
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insanely epic
So glad we did this trip. Was the most amazing experience. Pilot Luke was knowledgeable about the areas we flew o
Jadafereti
Jadafereti
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Out of this world.
This experience was hands down the best experience from when we were picked up till when we were dropped off. The h
LilzTwoSevenFive
LilzTwoSevenFive
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Amazing views
Was a short trip so booked a scenic tour of Milford sound and the glacier. Was not disappointed. Because it was sti
mikeybucket
mikeybucket
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Trip of a Lifetime
Absolutely Stunning flight with my wife & 15 yr old daughter. Danny our piolt was knowledgeable & fun. Even tho no
Janene878
Janene878
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Amazing experience
Amazing experience and great views of the Queenstown area with a stop off on a mountain- would certainly recommend
Janette K
Janette K
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Queenstown must-do
Alfie the pilot entertained us with sites he pointed out en route to the iconic Milford Sound. Shhh Alfie is very m
Pigalina
Pigalina
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Total BIG tick for the bucketlist
I never thought I would go in a helicopter - ever, as I am quite scared of heights. I might not be anymore! (Altho
DainaW965
DainaW965
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A once in a lifetime of experience
I’ve always dreamed of doing a helicopter flight through the Milford Sound and it turns out dreams do come true! It
TripAdvisoorMod
TripAdvisoorMod
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Good experience
For my 1st helicopter ride it was cool because I got to see some amazing scenery and the driver was nice to.
Sue L
Sue L
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Magic and Memorable
Superb, absolutely recommended. Our pilot Kurt was fantastic and very safety conscious. His local and historic know
Vacationer597118
Vacationer597118
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Once in a lifetime trip, an absolute must do.
This trip is literally a once in a lifetime outstanding thing to do. Whether it is a bucket list or a "hell no not
caroh457
caroh457
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AMAZING !! A total must for all Kiwis & tourists !
If you thought flying into Queenstown on a normal plane gives you what you think is a great view ... wrong !! This
D2354IXianh
D2354IXianh
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Tu meke.
What an amazing experience. It was our first time up in a helicopter and our pilot Matt made it an enjoyable exper
Chardonaydiner
Chardonaydiner
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Milford Sound and glacier flight
Weather was perfect. Flight to Milford Sound via a Glacier landing and bubbles a superb experience. The whole ope
Q6276YKpaulh
Q6276YKpaulh
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Awesome experience with spectacular views
We had the most amazing experience and we couldn’t have asked for this to be on a better day or with a better pilot
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