Helicopter tours in New Zealand

THE 10 BEST Helicopter Tours & Rides in New Zealand, South Pacific

Helicopter Tours in New Zealand

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30 minutes
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$237.92
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35 minutes
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$255.88
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Adventure Tours
30 minutes
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$236.79
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Helicopter Tours
50 minutes
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$394.39
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Full-day Tours
1–2 hours
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$721.45
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Helicopter Tours
4 hours
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$639.69
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Helicopter Tours
50 minutes
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$423.25
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Adventure Tours
40 minutes
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$323.85
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Helicopter Tours
1–2 hours
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$327.06
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Helicopter Tours
20 minutes
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$171.01
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Helicopter Tours
50 minutes
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$367.14
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Helicopter Tours
45 minutes
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$320.01
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Adventure Tours
35 minutes
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$220.60
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Adventure Tours
20 minutes
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$184.17
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Helicopter Tours
30 minutes
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$192.39
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Adventure Tours
25 minutes
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  • JCMoof
    3 contributions
    Amazing experience - would highly recommend! Office staff were incredibly helpful and Jay (our pilot) did an awesome job of pointing things out and giving us a running in-flight commentary. Fantastic to land and take some snaps - thanks for such a memorable day.
    Written July 12, 2022
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  • Janet M
    4 contributions
    Totally amazing trip! Mark the pilot gave us an awesome experience. Stopped and walked on the glacier. We will be talking about this flight for years to come. We’ll worth the experience
    Written March 7, 2022
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  • Clozzie
    Richmond, New Zealand60 contributions
    A truly wonderful trip, something to tick off the bucket list. Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed this experience and are still buzzing from it!
    Our flight covered both the Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers, with a snow landing at the top. The views were amazing and our pilot was friendly and knowledgeable.
    We felt safe at all times, and had a smooth flight without any bumps. While you can see the Glacier's from.a distance from the DOC walkways nothing bets the experience of low level flying over them and landing on the snow.
    Written April 30, 2022
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  • Keira Stanley
    Gold Coast, Australia12 contributions
    Wonderful trip to 2 glaciers, Fox and Franz Josef with landing and 10 minute stop on glacier to exit copter and take photos , well worth the cost.
    We were very lucky with a totally clear day and virtually no wind. A fantastic , once in a lifetime experience.
    Written June 19, 2022
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  • Judy E
    4 contributions
    Thank you Alfie (pilot) for our once in a lifetime experience .. my husband booked this for my 60th birthday & it was fantastic.. it was great value - staff are all excellent & we would thoroughly recommend this company
    Written June 25, 2022
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  • Georgina S
    Brighton, Australia1 contribution
    Thanks to Elliot for a great flight today from Queenstown over to the Tasman Glacier, Mt Cook. A fabulous trip over with all the different landmarks and sights pointed out along the way. He turned on perfect weather for us today and flew us home through some strong wind gusts with ease and confidence. With give this trip 5 stars!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Written July 4, 2022
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  • Michele Green
    2 contributions
    Five star experience. This truly was the most amazing experience, spectacular scenery & flying into the glacier was an absolute highlight. Our pilot Renee was so knowledgable & personable totally recommend this as a must do in your lifetime.
    All the staff at Over the Top were super lovely people from our pick up driver to the office staff you really made our day. Thank you so much
    Written November 15, 2021
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  • Mario M
    Richmond, Australia22 contributions
    An excellent experience from the booking process onwards. Geoff was very professional in his approach and execution of all communication.

    Our pilot Matt was an excellent pilot and guide - very informative and eased my wife's concerns about flying.

    The tour itself was well thought out and we enjoyed a variety of wineries and wines!

    Overall, an excellent day out and highly recommended.
    Written July 31, 2022
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  • Jack
    South Perth, Australia1 contribution
    5/5 was a great tour with a very informative and funny guide. Daniel made us feel welcome and ensured we knew all about the tour and the days events. He made sure we experienced everything and went the extra mile teaching us about New Zealand’s environment, Māori legends and recommendations of places to eat and have fun. Highly recommend the tour
    Written July 7, 2022
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  • Daniel H
    2 contributions
    We went and did this tour on a very bad weather day, Unfortunately due to this, our flights were cancelled and we were unable to see the glacier :( .Regardless, the team from Cheeky Kiwi Tours did an exceptional job of making the trip as good as possible even with the disappointing weather. Our Driver and tour guide Sinchan was amazing. He made the trip something to remember and we will 100% come back to have another go next time. Mt cook and the drive was still lovely, but the people made it a great experience.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • Vacationer597118
    1 contribution
    This trip is literally a once in a lifetime outstanding thing to do.
    Whether it is a bucket list or a "hell no not for me" item you will surely overcome those nerves, enjoy it and talk about it for years to come and cherish the memory.

    As it was a surprise on the day, I stepped into the helicopter with a good dose of nerves and I was that "hell not for me" person!

    But, for my fellow nervous people, trust me when I say you are in very good hands on this trip. Our pilot Matt used to fly swinging "buckets of water" as an Aussie fire fighter so flying the outstandingly beautiful mountains and glaciers above Queenstown and Milford Sound is a breeze for him!

    He kept up an informative narrative about the area which also kept me at my ease as well as imparting knowledgeable interesting information about the area.

    But this is no ordinary fly straight there and back trip!

    Matt took us inside the "bowl" of the mountains gently and slowly flying around so we could get the best possible close up views, a truly unique and special flight that also included an alpine landing.
    Standing on top of a mountain with thick snow underfoot is a priceless incomparable feeling.

    Matt flew us to Milford Sound where we embarked on a boat which served both fantastic views alongside great fish and chips on board!

    Without hesitation I would highly recommend Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters as a very professional company who provides the best adventure in the air.

    Thank you guys for a day that will never be forgotten in its excitement, sheer incredible wonder of the views and the very very happiest of memories.

    Katie . Auckland.
    Written December 22, 2021
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  • Ritesh
    1 contribution
    One of the best moments in a Lifetime, The ride was just fantastic backed by a team of professionals who made sure that it was a trip to cherish. Right from the super friendly Pilot and the staff, everything was just perfect. You might find so many Helicopter ride deals in Queenstown but I would highly recommend The Helicopter Line , The BEST in the Town!!! Well Done Team!!!
    Written August 14, 2021
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  • Bex
    New Zealand9 contributions
    I went on the 20 minute scenic flight with a snow landing and it was breathtaking. Pilot Toby and loader Bel were really friendly and informative. Nat was super helpful and kind and made sure everything was well taken care of, she’s an asset to the company.
    Written February 12, 2021
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  • 822JeanetteG
    Christchurch, New Zealand13 contributions
    Such a fabulous experience. Saw the city and surrounds like never before with easy fun commentary. A relaxed but exciting day and worth every $. Would throughly recommend
    Written July 2, 2022
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