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30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown

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    After pickup from your hotel in Queenstown, head to the airport to meet your helicopter pilot.
    Receive a safety briefing then board the modern 6-seater Airbus Squirrel helicopter. Lift up into the air and soak in spectacular views of Skippers Canyon, the Wakatipu Basin, and Queenstown.
    The route depends on the day's snow conditions. Your helicopter tour includes land in the snow on one of the region's peaks, with snow landings happening year-round. After 30 minutes, return to the base in Queenstown where you are transferred back to your hotel.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Have you ever been stuck for words having to describe an experience? Well this is our dilemma now! My husband & I booked the Alpine Scenic flight with Glacier Southern Alps Helicopters. The gentleman that picked us up from our accomodation (Dan, I think his...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    GlacierSouthernLakes, Sales and Marketing Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Wow! thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review! We are so pleased to hear you had an incredible experience!! Jeremy is amazing and he thoroughly enjoys the experience with you! Happy 25th Anniversary and if you are still...More

    Reviewed April 15, 2019

    With the bridge disaster happening in Franz Josef, just 2 days before we were due to leave for our trip, it was so disappointed to have to cancel the planned heli flight onto the F.J glacier for my daughter and myself, especially as it was...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Carole P
    GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

    Dear Carole P Every cloud has a silver lining! So pleased you had the opportunity to fly with us in Queenstown. We appreciate your comments about Jeremy. He certainly has some great insights from the filming work we did on Mission Impossible. We hope to...More

    Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

    Most probably the highlight of our trip!!everything went perfect. We were picked up from our hotel and taken on a short drive to the airfield where we were given a safety briefing. We then met our pilot and headed off on our journey. The views...More

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    Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

    This experience, for me, is a series of firsts. It was my first helicopter ride and my first time to see (and feel) snow. I can’t imagine a better way of doing so. Seeing the snow-capped mountains is just breathtaking and landing in one? Surreal....More

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    GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

    Kia ora Wence W Such great news that we were able to fulfill your bucket list and provide you not only with a snow-capped mountain landing but also a first time helicopter flight. Many thanks for sharing your experiences. Kind regards Trish

    Reviewed September 13, 2018

    Booked this Alpine Scenic Flight as a last minute thing as our scenic flight to Milford Sound was cancelled due to weather. Luckily the weather in Queenstown was perfect. The booking process was smooth and everyone was helpful. We were picked up and dropped off...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
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    GlacierSouthernLakes, Public Relations Manager at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

    Kia ora Paul P Thanks so much for writing such a detailed review. So pleased you enjoyed our flight and we appreciated you understanding that we had to change due to the weather. I'll pass you comments onto Alfie too. Thanks once again, Kind regards...More

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