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Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

606 reviews
About Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
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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Half-Day Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank jddc7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to New Zealand on our honeymoon, and basically planned our trip around visiting Milford Sound! As soon as we started planning we figured out that the best way to get there was via helicopter!!! We have taken other helicopter adventures before and knew...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank geoff_mal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And you would know you absolutely nailed it with a Glacier Southern Lakes - Milford Sound and Glacier tour. Seriously, if I had to...for some strange reason, end this epic trip today - knowing I had this as my last experience in New Zealand, it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mike54BU
GlacierSouthernLakes, Sales and Marketing at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora MIke, Thank you for your astounding review! Its amazing to hear about your experience with us. We are so glad you loved it. I have passed on your comments to Pilot Jono, sounds like he is doing NZ proud :-) It makes our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite expensive, but was worth every dollar. Great scenery and a good courier. Landed three times, one on snow some 7000ft, then by the sea John o Groats and onto Milford Sound. Thought that the photo taken would have been free, but had to pay...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Adrian B
GlacierSouthernLakes, Sales and Marketing at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Adrian, Thank you for taking the time to review your flight with us. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed it. Our Pilots love taking our customers to spectacular remote locations in the South Island. Happy to hear you purchased your photo...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unbelievable way to see one of the most aesthetically appealing places I have ever traveled. Flying over the Southern Alps, playing on the glacier and landing the beach (and finding jade) was unforgettable. Our pilot also entertained us with some great stories of film and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mwmesq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nervous to do this, but Buck, our pilot, has 30 years experience. Very few bumps, soft landings. Landing on a tiny glacier 8000 feet up was remarkable ( no pun on The Remarkables mountains). Seeing how the mountains formed, and the weaving of the rivers,...More

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

Kia ora, Thank you for reviewing your flight with us. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. Pilot Buck is a wonderful and very experienced pilot. Happy to hear you purchased the photo from the Glacier landing, its a great keep-sake. Thank...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you to all the crew at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters for making this experience happen. We were initially cancelled due to bad weather in Milford Sound, but rebooked and rebooked again until we could finally do the trip. We were actually picked up from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank patrickjj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't quite describe how it felt to land on a glacier. It's an experience I'll never forget. Service was professional, easy and efficient - including having to rearrange our initial date due to bad weather. Really is a must do when in Queenstown.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sarah K
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Although I have lived in Queenstown for a while, seeing this piece of familiar land from above just blew my mind! Incredibly stunning views explainings what breathtaking means!More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Heaven Z
GlacierSouthernLakes, Sales and Marketing at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Kia ora Heaven, Thank you for taking the time to review your flight. We are so pleased that you loved it. We find that even locals are blown away by our beautiful Southern alps. Thank you again for your review. Ngā mihi Amber Robinson Sales...More

Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

The half day Milford with a cruise was the perfect trip to do! Stunning views all the way to Milford, amazing boat cruise through the Milford Sound, and then finishing with a glacier landing. Our pilot Chris was great and took very good care of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ClaudiaM8954
GlacierSouthernLakes, Sales and Marketing at Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Kia ora Claudia. Thank you for taking the time to review your flight with us. We are proud to be able to fly our guests to such spectacular locations. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Ngā mihi Amber Robinson Sales...More

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janie2411
November 20, 2017|
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes | Property representative |
Hi Janie, Thank you for your question! Yes, February is a great time of year to join us on a Milford Extended Flight! To be honest, any time of the year is great, it really depends on what is happening with the weather... More
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SueI201
October 27, 2017|
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes | Property representative |
Hi there, Absolutely - we offer courtesy pick up and drop off from the centre of Queenstown or from your accommodation. Just let us know where you are staying at the time of booking and in your booking confirmation we... More
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leslie f
August 12, 2016|
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Response from GlacierSouthernLakes | Property representative |
Hi Leslie, thank you for your enquiry and apologies for the delay with our response.As mentioned above it is definitely recommended to bring sturdy shoes and warm clothing. We have a variety of flights that are longer and... More
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